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 - 2022
  • 122 episodes (9 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 - It's A Wicked World Special

A special episode of the historical sketch show, featuring ghastly Genghis Khan, the wise Confucius and a dance-off during a naval battle! There's also a Bollywood number from Queen Victoria. With Rattus to guide the way.

Broadcast details

Monday 17th August 2015
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 30th August 2015 12:00pm CBBC
Saturday 2nd January 2016 4:00pm CBBC
Wednesday 27th July 2016 7:00pm CBBC
Sunday 30th October 2016 2:00pm CBBC
Tuesday 28th March 2017 7:00pm CBBC
Thursday 5th October 2017 7:00pm CBBC
Wednesday 22nd November 2017 7:00pm CBBC
Tuesday 13th March 2018 11:15am CBBC
Tuesday 13th March 2018 7:00pm CBBC
Thursday 30th August 2018 7:00pm CBBC
Monday 29th October 2018 7:00pm CBBC
Friday 19th April 2019 8:50am CBBC
Thursday 2nd May 2019 8:50am CBBC
Friday 24th May 2019 1:00pm CBBC
Tuesday 23rd July 2019 12:15pm CBBC
Sunday 15th September 2019 2:20pm CBBC
Saturday 23rd November 2019 8:30pm CBBC
Sunday 29th December 2019 11:40am CBBC
Thursday 9th January 2020 7:00pm CBBC
Monday 13th January 2020 11:45am CBBC
Thursday 7th May 2020 9:25am CBBC
Thursday 18th June 2020 7:00pm CBBC
Tuesday 25th August 2020 7:00pm CBBC
Wednesday 14th October 2020 7:00pm CBBC
Thursday 26th November 2020 10:15am CBBC
Wednesday 16th December 2020 7:10pm CBBC
Sunday 27th December 2020 10:25am CBBC
Tuesday 29th December 2020 10:45am CBBC
Sunday 17th January 2021 11:10am CBBC
Wednesday 24th March 2021 10:15am CBBC
Friday 21st May 2021 9:05am CBBC
Saturday 12th June 2021 5:20pm CBBC
Saturday 19th June 2021 12:25pm CBBC
Saturday 10th July 2021 5:20pm CBBC
Saturday 17th July 2021 4:50pm CBBC
Monday 30th August 2021 6:35pm CBBC
Tuesday 16th November 2021 10:00am CBBC

Cast & crew

Jim Howick Various
Simon Farnaby Various
Tom Stourton Various
Adam Riches Various
Naz Osmanoglu Various
Jalaal Hartley Various
Jessica Ransom Various
Natalie Walter Various
Jon Culshaw Various (Voice)
Giles Terera Ensemble Actor
Dominique Moore Ensemble Actor
John Eccleston Rattus Rattus
Guest cast
Ben Miller King John
Sarah Hadland Queen Victoria
Jim Howick Napoleon
Jason Lewis Ensemble Actor
Dan Li Ensemble Actor
Bhavna Limbachia Ensemble Actor
Sophie Wu Ensemble Actor
Sanjeev Bhaskar Ensemble Actor
Writing team
George Sawyer Writer
Steve Punt 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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