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

Series 8, Special is repeated tomorrow at 9:45am.

Series 6, Episode 5 - Horrid Henry VIII

Horrible Histories. Henry VIII (Rowan Atkinson). Copyright: Lion Television / Citrus Television.
We meet the young Henry as he struggles with his boring dad Henry VII, before becoming King himself, and going through wives like most people go through toothbrushes! Meanwhile across the world we meet the great Ottoman leader Suleiman the Magnificent in Turkey, and the mad, bad, and very dangerous to know Emperor Zhengde in China.

Broadcast details

Monday 22nd June 2015
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Simon Farnaby Various
Tom Stourton Various
Adam Riches Various
Naz Osmanoglu Various
Jalaal Hartley Various
Jessica Ransom Various
Jon Culshaw Various (Voice)
Katherine Jakeways Ensemble Actor
Louise Ford Ensemble Actor
John Eccleston Rattus Rattus
Guest cast
Rowan Atkinson Henry VIII
Dan Li Ensemble Actor
Writing team
George Sawyer Writer
Howard Read Writer
Benjamin Partridge Writer
Justin Edwards Writer
Steve Punt 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
Chris Chantler 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
Tim Searle Animation


Rowan Atkinson sings in Horrible Histories

Rowan Atkinson is Henry VIII, singing in the style of Elvis Presley.

Featuring: Rowan Atkinson (Henry VIII).


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