Horrible Histories. Image shows from L to R: Gemma Whelan, Ryan Sampson, Tom Stourton.

Horrible Histories

CBBC and BBC One sketch show based around history. 105 episodes (8 series), 2009 - 2019. Stars Jim Howick, Simon Farnaby, Ben Willbond, Mathew Baynton and others.

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Series 6, Episode 11 - 'Orrible Oliver Cromwell

Horrible Histories. Sarah Hadland. Copyright: Lion Television / Citrus Television.
Oliver Cromwell rises from obscurity, challenges King Charles I in the English Civil War, and ultimately orders the King's execution - as he says, a it was a 'cruel necessity'. In other parts of Britain there are a bunch of oddly named Puritan soldiers, and the great writers Shakespeare and Milton square up for a word battle.

Broadcast details

Date
Monday 3rd August 2015
Time
5pm
Channel
CBBC
Length
25 minutes

Repeats

  1. Tuesday 23rd July 2019 at 11:20am on CBBC
  2. Saturday 27th July 2019 at 8:35pm on CBBC
  3. Sunday 28th July 2019 at 4:50pm on CBBC

Cast & crew

Regular 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)
Louise Ford Ensemble Actor
John Eccleston Rattus Rattus
Guest cast
Lawry Lewin Oliver Cromwell
Jason Lewis Ensemble Actor
Writing team
George Sawyer Writer
Benjamin Partridge Writer
Daniel Peak Writer
Dave Cohen Writer
Ben Ward Writer
Greg Jenner Writer
Dan Maier (as Daniel Maier) Writer (Additional Material)
Ben Ward Script Editor
George Sawyer Script Editor
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
Tim Searle Animation
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