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. 111 episodes (8 series), 2009 - 2020. Stars Jim Howick, Simon Farnaby, Ben Willbond, Mathew Baynton and others.

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Series 5, Episode 4

Horrible Histories. Simon Farnaby. Copyright: Lion Television / Citrus Television.
We meet the rather eccentric Georgian philosopher Jeremy Bentham, super-rich Roman politician Crassus raps about his blinging lifestyle, some unusual soldiers are recruited into the Second World War, and Johannes Gutenberg goes head-to-head with some monks on The Historical Apprentice.

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 30th 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
Jon Culshaw Various (Voice)
Jess Robinson Various (Voice)
Giles Terera Ensemble Actor
Lawry Lewin Ensemble Actor
John Eccleston Rattus Rattus
Guest cast
Steve Punt Various
Writing team
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
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