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 6, Episode 3 is repeated today at 7pm.

Horrible Histories. Image shows from L to R: Jalaal Hartley, Jessica Ransom, Lolly Adefope, Ryan Sampson.

Series 7 - Monstrous Musicians

Horrible Histories reveals history's most monstrous musicians for the BBC's Music Day. From the earliest screeches of the neanderthal, right through to Jimi Hendrix burning his guitar, Rattus Rattus guides us through the story of music making, even bumping into Simon Cowell at Beethoven's 'H Factor' audition.

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 15th June 2017
Time
5pm
Channel
CBBC
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Tom Stourton Various
Jalaal Hartley Various
Jessica Ransom Various
Richard David-Caine Various
Gemma Whelan Various
Ryan Sampson Various
Jon Culshaw Various (Voice)
Louise Ford Ensemble Actor
Lolly Adefope Ensemble Actor
Samson Kayo Ensemble Actor
Tom Palmer Ensemble Actor
John Eccleston Rattus Rattus
Guest cast
Sanjeev Bhaskar Greek
Writing team
Howard Read Writer
Benjamin Partridge Writer
Daniel Peak Writer
Lucy Clarke Writer
Dave Cohen Writer
Ben Ward Writer
Paul Davighi Writer
Dan Maier Writer (Additional Material)
Christine Rose Writer (Additional Material)
Martin Trenaman Writer (Additional Material)
Ben Ward Script Editor
Daniel Peak Script Editor
Production team
Ian Curtis Director
Steve Connelly Director
David Staite Series Editor
Tom Miller Series Producer
Lisa Mitchell Producer
Melissa Hardinge Executive Producer
Richard Bradley Executive Producer
Simon Welton Executive Producer

Video

The Evolution of Music

Horrible Histories sings us through the evolution of music, from how music began with caveman drums to modern pop acts like One Direction.

Featuring: Tom Stourton, Jalaal Hartley, Jessica Ransom, Louise Ford, Richard David-Caine, Gemma Whelan, Ryan Sampson, Lolly Adefope, Samson Kayo, Tom Palmer, Sanjeev Bhaskar (Greek).

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