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. 122 episodes (9 series), 2009 - 2021. Stars Jim Howick, Simon Farnaby, Ben Willbond, Mathew Baynton and others.

Series 4, Highlights Special is repeated tomorrow at 10:05am.

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
Tim Searle Animation

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