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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
  • 139 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 6, Episode 1 - Awesome Alfred The Great

Horrible Histories. Alfred The Great (Tom Rosenthal). Copyright: Lion Television / Citrus Television
Watch King Alfred the Great argue with his older brothers, then defeat the Vikings using his cunning hit-and-run tactics, summoning the spirit of Ed Sheeran. Meanwhile, across the world, Ant and Dec host a very special Chinese edition of I'm A Celebrity, and the Egyptians tell us how healthcare should really be done.

Broadcast details

Date
Monday 25th May 2015
Time
7:45am
Channel
CBBC
Length
30 minutes

Upcoming repeats

  1. Thursday 18th July 2024 at 8:35am on CBBC

Cast & crew

Cast
Jim Howick Various
Simon Farnaby Various
Tom Stourton Various
Adam Riches Various
Naz Osmanoglu Various
Jalaal Hartley Various
Jessica Ransom Various
Jon Culshaw Various (Voice)
John Eccleston Rattus Rattus
Guest cast
Tom Rosenthal Alfred The Great
Bhavna Limbachia Ensemble Actor
Sophie Wu Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Ben Ward Writer
Dave Cohen Writer
Gerard Foster Writer
Steve Punt Writer
George Sawyer Writer
Howard Read Writer
Daniel Peak Writer
Benjamin Partridge Writer
Dan Maier (as Daniel Maier) Writer (Additional Material)
Ben Ward Script Editor
George Sawyer Script Editor
James Bugg Writer
Production team
Simon Gibney Director
Ian Curtis Director
Tom Miller Series Producer
Melissa Hardinge Executive Producer
Bill Hobbins Executive Producer
Richard Bradley Executive Producer
Adam Windmill Editor
Will Peverett Editor
Miranda Jones Production Designer
Richie Webb Composer

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