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 - 2024
  • 139 episodes (10 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, Episode 2 - Wicked William The Conqueror

Horrible Histories. William The Conqueror (Kevin Eldon). Copyright: Lion Television / Citrus Television
Young William, Duke of Normandy, quarrels with Harold Godwinson about who should be King of England, before bashing the English and taking the crown at the famous Battle of Hastings in 1066! Meanwhile across the world, discover Chinese technology light years ahead of the dunderheaded Normans and Saxons in England, and meet one of the world's first scientists in Egypt.

Broadcast details

Monday 1st June 2015
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 14th June 2015 11:55am CBBC
Saturday 25th July 2015 3:50pm CBBC
Monday 11th July 2016 11:25am CBBC
Sunday 14th August 2016 1:55pm CBBC
Saturday 3rd September 2016 4:15pm CBBC
Monday 13th February 2017 8:25am CBBC
Monday 13th February 2017 2:30pm CBBC
Wednesday 15th February 2017 2:30pm CBBC
Thursday 21st September 2017 7:00pm CBBC
Sunday 15th October 2017 10:00am CBBC
Wednesday 1st November 2017 7:00pm CBBC
Thursday 1st March 2018 11:15am CBBC
Thursday 1st March 2018 7:00pm CBBC
Sunday 1st April 2018 8:30am CBBC
Friday 6th April 2018 6:05pm CBBC
Sunday 27th May 2018 4:30pm CBBC
Monday 16th July 2018 12:00pm CBBC
Monday 16th July 2018 7:00pm CBBC
Friday 31st August 2018 7:00pm CBBC
Friday 12th October 2018 7:00pm CBBC
Sunday 3rd March 2019 4:55pm CBBC
Thursday 2nd May 2019 1:55pm CBBC
Thursday 23rd May 2019 1:20pm CBBC
Sunday 21st July 2019 7:00pm CBBC
Saturday 7th September 2019 8:30pm CBBC
Sunday 13th October 2019 11:25am CBBC
Friday 6th December 2019 7:00pm CBBC
Friday 10th January 2020 11:25am CBBC
Wednesday 18th March 2020 7:00pm CBBC
Wednesday 22nd April 2020 9:25am CBBC
Wednesday 3rd June 2020 7:00pm CBBC
Monday 10th August 2020 6:45pm CBBC
Wednesday 19th August 2020 2:45pm CBBC
Monday 28th September 2020 6:45pm CBBC
Wednesday 11th November 2020 10:05am CBBC
Friday 27th November 2020 7:05pm CBBC
Tuesday 9th March 2021 10:15am CBBC
Saturday 20th March 2021 1:20pm CBBC
Saturday 20th March 2021 6:05pm CBBC
Saturday 17th April 2021 12:55pm CBBC
Saturday 1st May 2021 4:30pm CBBC
Tuesday 10th August 2021 6:35pm CBBC
Tuesday 17th August 2021 10:25am CBBC
Thursday 14th October 2021 10:30am CBBC
Monday 1st November 2021 10:00am CBBC
Tuesday 4th January 2022 7:55pm CBBC
Sunday 6th February 2022 1:15pm CBBC
Tuesday 1st March 2022 10:25am CBBC
Sunday 19th June 2022 6:25pm CBBC
Sunday 26th June 2022 6:30pm CBBC
Sunday 3rd July 2022 2:20pm CBBC
Tuesday 12th July 2022 3:00pm CBBC
Sunday 17th July 2022 6:30pm CBBC
Tuesday 20th September 2022 11:35am CBBC
Sunday 27th November 2022 1:05pm CBBC
Sunday 26th February 2023 12:25pm CBBC
Monday 24th April 2023 10:25am CBBC
Tuesday 27th June 2023 10:30am CBBC
Monday 25th September 2023 8:40am CBBC
Sunday 2nd June 2024 1:05pm CBBC
Sunday 9th June 2024 1:10pm CBBC

Cast & crew

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
Lawry Lewin Ensemble Actor
Dominique Moore Ensemble Actor
John Eccleston Rattus Rattus
Guest cast
Kevin Eldon William The Conqueror
Jason Lewis Ensemble Actor
Dan Li Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Ben Ward Writer
Dave Cohen Writer
George Sawyer Writer
Howard Read Writer
Daniel Peak Writer
Benjamin Partridge Writer
Justin Edwards Writer
Dan Maier (as Daniel Maier) Writer (Additional Material)
Ben Ward Script Editor
George Sawyer Script Editor
Joe Tucker Writer
Raphael Warner Writer
Howard Davidson (as Howard Davison) Writer
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

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