Horrible Histories. Image shows from L to R: Gemma Whelan, Ryan Sampson, Tom Stourton
Horrible Histories

Horrible Histories

  • TV sketch show
  • CBBC / BBC One
  • 2009 - 2024
  • 136 episodes (10 series)

Hit sketch show based on surprising facts from world history, inspired by the hit children's book series. Stars Jim Howick, Simon Farnaby, Ben Willbond, Mathew Baynton, Martha Howe-Douglas and more.

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Series 5, Episode 12

We meet a female dinosaur expert who sells seashells down on the seashore and there's a fitting musical finale to the end of the series.

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Further details

Horrible Histories. Copyright: Lion Television / Citrus Television

We meet a female dinosaur expert who sells seashells down on the seashore, Brian the handsome scientist reveals the weird wonders of the Greek Universe, TV's fastest-talking pensioner, Bob Hale, tries to explain the Space Race between the USA and the USSR, and there's a fitting musical finale to the end of the series.

Broadcast details

Date
Tuesday 16th July 2013
Time
5pm
Channel
CBBC
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 18th August 2013 9:00am CBBC
Sunday 25th August 2013 4:30pm CBBC
Monday 2nd December 2013 7:45am CBBC
Sunday 29th December 2013 2:25pm CBBC
Tuesday 21st March 2017 7:00pm CBBC
Thursday 23rd May 2019 10:15am CBBC
Friday 19th July 2019 10:50am CBBC
Sunday 8th September 2019 11:25am CBBC
Thursday 28th November 2019 7:00pm CBBC
Wednesday 27th May 2020 6:55pm CBBC
Thursday 5th November 2020 6:50pm CBBC
Thursday 19th November 2020 6:50pm CBBC
Saturday 23rd January 2021 12:25pm CBBC
Saturday 23rd January 2021 5:25pm CBBC
Wednesday 17th March 2021 10:10am CBBC
Thursday 25th March 2021 6:35pm CBBC
Wednesday 28th July 2021 6:40pm CBBC
Wednesday 25th August 2021 10:35am CBBC
Sunday 19th June 2022 2:15pm CBBC
Thursday 7th July 2022 3:00pm CBBC
Thursday 15th September 2022 11:35am CBBC
Sunday 30th October 2022 1:25pm CBBC
Sunday 5th February 2023 12:25pm CBBC
Friday 17th March 2023 5:30pm CBBC
Monday 17th April 2023 10:25am CBBC
Tuesday 20th June 2023 10:30am CBBC
Monday 18th September 2023 8:30am CBBC

Cast & crew

Cast
Jim Howick Various
Simon Farnaby Various
Ben Willbond Various
Mathew Baynton Various
Martha Howe-Douglas Various
Laurence Rickard Various
Sarah Hadland Various
Mark Gatiss Movie Executive
Steve Pemberton Movie Executive
Reece Shearsmith Movie Executive
Jon Culshaw Various (Voice)
Jess Robinson Various (Voice)
Alice Lowe Ensemble Actor
Giles Terera Ensemble Actor
Lawry Lewin Ensemble Actor
Dominique Moore Ensemble Actor
John Eccleston Rattus Rattus
Writing team
Howard Read Writer
Dave Cohen Writer
Ben Ward Writer
Laurence Rickard Writer
Gerard Foster Writer
Giles Pilbrow Writer
Chris Chantler Writer
Production team
Steve Connelly Director
Dominic Brigstocke Director
Caroline Norris Series Producer
Giles Pilbrow Producer
Imogen Cooper Producer
Melissa Hardinge Executive Producer
Richard Bradley Executive Producer
Peter Oliver Editor
Mike Holliday Editor
Miranda Jones Production Designer
Richie Webb Composer

Video

The final Horrible Histories song

After five series of top laughs, the original Horrible Histories team said goodbye. The show was always known for its musical numbers, and here's the team's final epic one together.

Featuring: Jim Howick, Simon Farnaby, Ben Willbond, Mathew Baynton, Martha Howe-Douglas, Laurence Rickard & Sarah Hadland.

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