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. 106 episodes (8 series), 2009 - 2020. Stars Jim Howick, Simon Farnaby, Ben Willbond, Mathew Baynton and others.

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Series 6 - Rotten Rulers

A special episode of the historical sketch show, featuring the rotten rulers from this series. Including naughty Napoleon annoying his Josephine and horrid Henry VIII getting married again. There's also a song from wily Winston Churchill and Rattus to guide the way as host.

Broadcast details

Monday 10th August 2015
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Jim Howick Various
Tom Stourton Various
Adam Riches Various
Naz Osmanoglu Various
Jalaal Hartley Various
Jessica Ransom Various
Natalie Walter Various
Jon Culshaw Various (Voice)
Katherine Jakeways Ensemble Actor
Louise Ford Ensemble Actor
Giles Terera Ensemble Actor
John Eccleston Rattus Rattus
Guest cast
Ben Miller King John
Rowan Atkinson Henry VIII
Tom Rosenthal Alfred The Great
Kevin Eldon William The Conqueror
Kathryn Drysdale Cleopatra
Simon Farnaby George III
Jim Howick Winston Churchill
Lawry Lewin Oliver Cromwell
Jim Howick Napoleon
Jessica Ransom Mary, Queen Of Scots
Writing team
George Sawyer Writer
Justin Edwards Writer
Lucy Clarke Writer
Dave Cohen Writer
Ben Ward Writer
Greg Jenner Writer
Gerard Foster 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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