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 6, Episode 8 is repeated today at 8:30pm.

Series 6, Episode 9 - Wily Winston Churchill

Horrible Histories. Winston Churchill (Jim Howick). Copyright: Lion Television / Citrus Television.
This episode follows Winston Churchill from a young soldier in India during the time of Queen Victoria, through the First World War, to victory in World War II, and finally to his retirement in the Swinging Sixties. Meanwhile across the world, meet the American soldier literally spreading propaganda around the battlefields, and learn about Gandhi's more eccentric side.

Broadcast details

Monday 20th July 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
    Natalie Walter Various
    Jon Culshaw Various (Voice)
    Giles Terera Ensemble Actor
    Dominique Moore Ensemble Actor
    John Eccleston Rattus Rattus
    Guest cast
    Jim Howick Winston Churchill
    Bhavna Limbachia Ensemble Actor
    Sanjeev Bhaskar Ensemble Actor
    Writing team
    George Sawyer Writer
    Howard Read Writer
    Benjamin Partridge Writer
    Justin Edwards Writer
    Dave Cohen Writer
    Ben Ward Writer
    Gerard Foster Writer
    Dan Maier (as Daniel Maier) Writer (Additional Material)
    Ben Ward Script Editor
    George Sawyer Script Editor
    Toby Davies Writer
    Chris Chantler Writer
    Barunka O'Shaughnessy Writer
    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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