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. 105 episodes (8 series), 2009 - 2019. Stars Jim Howick, Simon Farnaby, Ben Willbond, Mathew Baynton and others.

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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

Tuesday 4th June 2013
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
    Peter Oliver Editor
    Mike Holliday Editor
    Miranda Jones Production Designer
    Richie Webb Composer


    Alexander The Great Song

    Alexander The Great introduces himself via the medium of music.

    Featuring: Ben Willbond.


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