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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 8 - Bolshy Boudica

Horrible Histories. Boudica (Lorna Watson)
British Queen Boudica turns against her Roman masters and unleashes her wrecking ball on Colchester, St Albans and London. Meanwhile, across the world, famous emperors Caligula and Nero, dish out their own unique brand of Imperial nastiness.

Broadcast details

Date
Monday 13th July 2015
Time
5:20pm
Channel
CBBC
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Cast
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)
Katherine Jakeways Ensemble Actor
John Eccleston Rattus Rattus
Guest cast
Lorna Watson Boudica
Jason Lewis Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Ben Ward Writer
Dave Cohen Writer
George Sawyer Writer
Benjamin Partridge Writer
Justin Edwards Writer
Dan Maier (as Daniel Maier) Writer (Additional Material)
Ben Ward Script Editor
George Sawyer Script Editor
Beth Chalmers Writer
Amy Shindler 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
Tim Searle Animation

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