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 7, Episode 11 - Formidable Florence Nightingale

Horrible Histories. Jessica Ransom
A tribute to Florence Nightingale. The programme charts how Florence revolutionised medicine and the treatment of the sick during the Crimean War, but also how she also unwittingly sparked the public's desire for trinkets and tat featuring her image.

Further details

A tribute to Florence Nightingale, The Lady with the Lamp "just don't let Florence hear you calling her that!" The programme charts how Florence revolutionised medicine and the treatment of the sick during the Crimean War, but also how she also unwittingly sparked the public's desire for trinkets and tat featuring her image. Elsewhere, there's the bizarre practice of Victorian War Tourism (tea, cake and carnage), a look at some Embarrassing Victorian Bodies, and a visit to Mary Seacole's British Hotel.

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 8th March 2018
Time
7pm
Channel
CBBC
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 9th June 2018 11:25am CBBC
Thursday 23rd August 2018 4:30pm CBBC
Thursday 4th October 2018 7:00pm CBBC
Tuesday 20th November 2018 7:00pm CBBC
Sunday 31st March 2019 4:50pm CBBC
Monday 29th April 2019 5:30pm CBBC
Monday 29th April 2019 7:30pm CBBC
Sunday 26th May 2019 4:45pm CBBC
Thursday 25th July 2019 11:15am CBBC
Monday 27th January 2020 7:00pm CBBC
Saturday 15th February 2020 8:30pm CBBC
Sunday 12th April 2020 3:50pm CBBC
Sunday 24th May 2020 11:15am CBBC
Tuesday 16th June 2020 9:55am CBBC
Tuesday 7th July 2020 7:05pm CBBC
Wednesday 7th October 2020 9:30am CBBC
Thursday 22nd October 2020 6:55pm CBBC
Saturday 28th November 2020 11:55am CBBC
Saturday 28th November 2020 4:55pm CBBC
Wednesday 3rd February 2021 6:40pm CBBC
Wednesday 7th April 2021 10:30am CBBC
Sunday 11th April 2021 11:40am CBBC
Sunday 18th April 2021 6:50pm CBBC
Sunday 25th July 2021 1:05pm CBBC
Sunday 8th August 2021 6:35pm CBBC
Wednesday 13th October 2021 10:30am CBBC
Saturday 16th October 2021 4:25pm CBBC
Thursday 2nd December 2021 10:00am CBBC
Monday 17th January 2022 10:30am CBBC
Sunday 20th March 2022 1:40pm CBBC

Cast & crew

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
James McNicholas Ensemble Actor
Ellie White Ensemble Actor
John Eccleston Rattus Rattus
Writing team
Ben Ward Writer
Dave Cohen Writer
Lucy Clarke Writer
Gerard Foster Writer
Steve Punt Writer
Daniel Peak Writer
Dan Maier Writer (Additional Material)
Christine Rose Writer (Additional Material)
Martin Trenaman Writer (Additional Material)
Ben Ward Script Editor
Daniel Peak Script Editor
Howard Read 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
Adam Windmill Editor
Will Porter Editor
Antony Cartlidge (as Anthony Cartlidge) Production Designer
Pete Rowe Director of Photography
Ros Little Costume Designer
Jeremy Hewson Director of Photography
Vicky Voller Make-up Designer
Richie Webb Composer
Adam Jenkins 1st Assistant Director

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