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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Series 5, Episode 2

Horrible Histories. Simon Farnaby. Copyright: Lion Television / Citrus Television.
We meet a surprisingly charming Stuart highwayman, the Captain of the Titanic holds the world's worst safety briefing, famous writer Mary Shelley pitches the movie of her life, and those violent Vikings show their softer side in a song.

Broadcast details

Date
Tuesday 28th May 2013
Time
4:30pm
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
Lawry Lewin Ensemble Actor
John Eccleston Rattus Rattus
Guest cast
Susie Donkin Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Dave Cohen Writer
Ben Ward Writer
Laurence Rickard Writer
Gerard Foster Writer
Giles Pilbrow 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
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