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

Horrible Histories

CBBC and BBC One sketch show based on historical fact. 106 episodes (8 series), 2009 - 2020. Stars Jim Howick, Simon Farnaby, Ben Willbond, Mathew Baynton and others.

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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.

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

Cast & crew

Regular 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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