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. 105 episodes (8 series), 2009 - 2019. Stars Jim Howick, Simon Farnaby, Ben Willbond, Mathew Baynton and others.

Series 8, Episode 5 is repeated tomorrow at 2:10pm.

Series 6 - Savage Songs Special

A special episode of the historical sketch show, featuring songs from the series, including King Alfred singing about his burnt cakes, and Henry VIII singing about his love of reformation. With host Rattus to guide the way.

Broadcast details

Monday 24th August 2015
30 minutes


    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
    Louise Ford 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
    Lorna Watson Boudica
    Kathryn Drysdale Cleopatra
    Jessica Ransom Mary, Queen Of Scots
    Jason Lewis Ensemble Actor
    Writing team
    George Sawyer 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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