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 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

Tuesday 28th May 2013
30 minutes


  1. Tuesday 27th February 2024 at 8:35am on CBBC

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 29th May 2013 7:45am CBBC
Sunday 9th June 2013 8:55am CBBC
Saturday 24th August 2013 2:30pm CBBC
Monday 18th November 2013 7:45am CBBC
Sunday 29th December 2013 1:30pm CBBC
Saturday 4th October 2014 3:00pm CBBC
Sunday 22nd February 2015 1:30pm CBBC
Monday 13th April 2015 5:00pm CBBC
Friday 24th June 2016 7:00pm CBBC
Monday 24th October 2016 7:00pm CBBC
Monday 6th March 2017 7:00pm CBBC
Tuesday 30th May 2017 9:40am CBBC
Thursday 29th June 2017 7:00pm CBBC
Tuesday 10th October 2017 7:00pm CBBC
Tuesday 30th January 2018 9:25am CBBC
Tuesday 30th January 2018 7:30pm CBBC
Wednesday 11th April 2018 7:00pm CBBC
Thursday 12th April 2018 1:50pm CBBC
Tuesday 12th June 2018 9:30am CBBC
Tuesday 12th June 2018 7:00pm CBBC
Sunday 16th December 2018 11:30am CBBC
Saturday 19th January 2019 8:30pm CBBC
Thursday 28th March 2019 7:00pm CBBC
Monday 20th May 2019 8:50am CBBC
Sunday 30th June 2019 10:50am CBBC
Wednesday 17th July 2019 1:45pm CBBC
Thursday 14th November 2019 7:00pm CBBC
Tuesday 12th May 2020 6:55pm CBBC
Tuesday 3rd November 2020 6:55pm CBBC
Saturday 14th November 2020 12:30pm CBBC
Saturday 14th November 2020 5:30pm CBBC
Monday 15th February 2021 10:05am CBBC
Wednesday 10th March 2021 6:35pm CBBC
Tuesday 13th July 2021 6:40pm CBBC
Thursday 12th August 2021 10:30am CBBC
Tuesday 22nd February 2022 10:45am CBBC
Sunday 29th May 2022 2:10pm CBBC
Friday 24th June 2022 3:00pm CBBC
Wednesday 31st August 2022 10:05am CBBC
Sunday 25th September 2022 1:25pm CBBC
Thursday 8th December 2022 10:00am CBBC
Sunday 1st January 2023 12:55pm CBBC
Wednesday 1st February 2023 10:30am CBBC
Tuesday 4th April 2023 10:30am CBBC
Wednesday 7th June 2023 10:30am CBBC
Tuesday 5th September 2023 8:30am CBBC

Cast & crew

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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