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

Horrible Histories

CBBC and BBC One sketch show based around history. 105 episodes (8 series), 2009 - 2019. Stars Jim Howick, Simon Farnaby, Ben Willbond, Mathew Baynton and others.

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Series 5 - Highlights Special

Some of history's greatest characters serenade us with tales of their lives. Featuring the all-conquering Alexander the Great, the cash-loving Crassus, the feisty Joan of Arc, the brilliant but miserable Charles Dickens, and the very determined Rosa Parks.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 23rd July 2013
30 minutes


  1. Tuesday 25th June 2019 at 8:50am on CBBC
  2. Thursday 27th June 2019 at 8:50am on CBBC

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
John Eccleston Rattus Rattus (Voice)
Alice Lowe Ensemble Actor
Giles Terera Ensemble Actor
Lawry Lewin Ensemble Actor
Dominique Moore Ensemble Actor
Guest cast
Al Murray Drummer
Writing team
Caroline Norris Writer
Dave Cohen Writer
Ben Ward Writer
Production team
Peter Oliver Editor
Miranda Jones Production Designer
Mike Holliday Editor
Caroline Norris Series Producer
Steve Connelly Director
Dominic Brigstocke Director
Giles Pilbrow Producer
Imogen Cooper Producer
Melissa Hardinge Executive Producer
Richard Bradley Executive Producer
Richie Webb Composer

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