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.

Series 7, Episode 12 is repeated today at 6:55pm.

Series 5, Episode 6

Special guest stars Al Murray and The League Of Gentlemen's Reece Shearsmith, Mark Gatiss and Steve Pemberton join the Horrible Histories cast today for more fascinating facts, mirthful music and gruesome gags.

Further details

Horrible Histories. Image shows from L to R: Simon Farnaby, Jim Howick, Laurence Rickard. Copyright: Lion Television / Citrus Television.

In today's episode, Queen Victoria's coronation doesn't go quite as planned, George IV pulls out all the stops to impress his guests on Historical Come Dine With Me, ancient Greek bighead Alexander the Great refuses to stop conquering things, and the HH Sport team report live from the horrible pirate races.

Broadcast details

Date
Tuesday 4th June 2013
Time
5pm
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
Mark Gatiss Movie Executive
Steve Pemberton Movie Executive
Reece Shearsmith Movie Executive
Jon Culshaw Various (Voice)
Jess Robinson Various (Voice)
Katherine Jakeways Ensemble Actor
Giles Terera Ensemble Actor
Lawry Lewin Ensemble Actor
John Eccleston Rattus Rattus
Guest cast
Al Murray Victorian Gentleman
Dave Lamb Come Dine With Me Narrator (Voice)
Elliot Reeve Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Dave Cohen Writer
Ben Ward Writer
Laurence Rickard Writer
Gerard Foster Writer
Giles Pilbrow Writer
Oriane Messina Writer
Ali Crockatt Writer
David Scott 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

Video

Alexander The Great Song

Alexander The Great introduces himself via the medium of music.

Featuring: Ben Willbond.

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