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 8

Horrible Histories. Ben Willbond. Copyright: Lion Television / Citrus Television
The surprising identity of Britain's top-scoring footballer is revealed, things get ridiculous on Germany's version of Historical Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, a Celtic farmer isn't terribly keen on plans for Hadrian's Wall, and the brainy pioneers of transportation sing about their inventions.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 18th June 2013
30 minutes


  1. Tuesday 5th March 2024 at 8:35am on CBBC

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 21st July 2013 9:00am CBBC
Sunday 25th August 2013 2:35pm CBBC
Tuesday 26th November 2013 7:45am CBBC
Sunday 5th October 2014 3:05pm CBBC
Sunday 14th December 2014 1:30pm CBBC
Sunday 1st February 2015 1:30pm CBBC
Sunday 5th June 2016 12:45pm CBBC
Sunday 12th June 2016 12:45pm CBBC
Monday 4th July 2016 7:00pm CBBC
Wednesday 2nd November 2016 7:00pm CBBC
Wednesday 15th March 2017 7:00pm CBBC
Friday 7th July 2017 7:00pm CBBC
Wednesday 18th October 2017 7:00pm CBBC
Tuesday 8th May 2018 9:30am CBBC
Wednesday 20th June 2018 9:30am CBBC
Wednesday 20th June 2018 7:00pm CBBC
Sunday 17th February 2019 4:35pm CBBC
Thursday 11th April 2019 7:00pm CBBC
Wednesday 22nd May 2019 1:35pm CBBC
Thursday 18th July 2019 12:45pm CBBC
Friday 22nd November 2019 7:00pm CBBC
Thursday 21st May 2020 7:00pm CBBC
Saturday 26th December 2020 12:30pm CBBC
Saturday 26th December 2020 4:55pm CBBC
Tuesday 23rd February 2021 10:10am CBBC
Thursday 18th March 2021 6:35pm CBBC
Wednesday 21st July 2021 6:40pm CBBC
Friday 20th August 2021 10:00am CBBC
Sunday 12th June 2022 1:40pm CBBC
Friday 1st July 2022 3:00pm CBBC
Wednesday 7th September 2022 11:35am CBBC
Thursday 15th December 2022 10:00am CBBC
Sunday 22nd January 2023 12:25pm CBBC
Wednesday 8th February 2023 10:30am CBBC
Tuesday 11th April 2023 10:30am CBBC
Wednesday 14th June 2023 10:25am CBBC
Tuesday 12th 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
Mark Gatiss Movie Executive
Steve Pemberton Movie Executive
Reece Shearsmith Movie Executive
Jon Culshaw Various (Voice)
Jess Robinson Various (Voice)
Giles Terera Ensemble Actor
Lawry Lewin Ensemble Actor
John Eccleston Rattus Rattus
Writing team
Dave Cohen Writer
Ben Ward Writer
Greg Jenner 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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