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 3

Horrible Histories. Mathew Baynton. Copyright: Lion Television / Citrus Television
The boys test their horsepower to the max on Stone Age Top Gear, Charles Dickens sings about his life and books, the Greek philosophers host weird dinner parties on Historical Come Dine With Me, and Vlad the Impaler reveals his horrible new plan for keeping out the neighbours.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 29th May 2013
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 30th May 2013 7:45am CBBC
Sunday 16th June 2013 8:55am CBBC
Saturday 24th August 2013 3:00pm CBBC
Tuesday 19th November 2013 7:45am CBBC
Thursday 2nd October 2014 5:55pm CBBC
Saturday 4th October 2014 3:30pm CBBC
Sunday 1st March 2015 1:30pm CBBC
Monday 20th April 2015 5:00pm CBBC
Sunday 1st May 2016 12:45pm CBBC
Monday 27th June 2016 7:00pm CBBC
Tuesday 25th October 2016 7:00pm CBBC
Tuesday 7th March 2017 7:00pm CBBC
Wednesday 31st May 2017 9:40am CBBC
Wednesday 31st May 2017 2:35pm CBBC
Friday 30th June 2017 7:00pm CBBC
Wednesday 11th October 2017 7:00pm CBBC
Wednesday 31st January 2018 9:25am CBBC
Wednesday 31st January 2018 7:00pm CBBC
Friday 4th May 2018 12:30pm CBBC
Friday 4th May 2018 7:00pm CBBC
Wednesday 13th June 2018 9:30am CBBC
Wednesday 13th June 2018 7:00pm CBBC
Monday 1st April 2019 7:00pm CBBC
Tuesday 21st May 2019 8:50am CBBC
Sunday 7th July 2019 11:25am CBBC
Thursday 18th July 2019 10:20am CBBC
Friday 15th November 2019 7:00pm CBBC
Wednesday 13th May 2020 6:55pm CBBC
Wednesday 4th November 2020 7:00pm CBBC
Saturday 21st November 2020 12:25pm CBBC
Saturday 21st November 2020 5:25pm CBBC
Tuesday 16th February 2021 10:05am CBBC
Thursday 11th March 2021 6:35pm CBBC
Wednesday 14th July 2021 6:40pm CBBC
Friday 13th August 2021 10:30am CBBC
Wednesday 23rd February 2022 10:40am CBBC
Sunday 5th June 2022 1:10pm CBBC
Monday 27th June 2022 3:00pm CBBC
Thursday 1st September 2022 10:05am CBBC
Sunday 25th September 2022 1:55pm CBBC
Friday 9th December 2022 10:00am CBBC
Sunday 8th January 2023 12:25pm CBBC
Thursday 2nd February 2023 10:30am CBBC
Wednesday 5th April 2023 10:30am CBBC
Thursday 8th June 2023 10:25am CBBC
Wednesday 6th September 2023 8:30am CBBC
Wednesday 28th February 2024 8:35am CBBC

Cast & crew

Jim Howick Various
Simon Farnaby Various
Ben Willbond Various
Mathew Baynton Various
Martha Howe-Douglas Various
Laurence Rickard Various
Mark Gatiss Movie Executive
Steve Pemberton Movie Executive
Reece Shearsmith Movie Executive
Jon Culshaw Various (Voice)
Jess Robinson Various (Voice)
Lawry Lewin Ensemble Actor
John Eccleston Rattus Rattus
Guest cast
Al Murray Drummer
Dave Lamb Come Dine With Me Narrator (Voice)
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

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