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.

  • This series will continue at a later date
  • Series 10, Episode 6 repeated at 9:20am on CBBC
  • JustWatch Streaming rank this week: 699

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Series 7 - Savage Songs Special

Horrible Histories. Image shows from L to R: Tom Stourton, Dan Li, Ryan Sampson, Samson Kayo
Rattus attempts to put together his own festival (the delightfully named Glastonsmelly).

Further details

Horrible Histories presents a collection of some of history's finest songs, as Rattus attempts to put together his own festival (the delightfully named Glastonsmelly). From singing poos to tuneful Warlords, there's something for all musical tastes and Rattus has somehow also roped Brad from The Vamps in to help him out, although rather than playing live on the main stage, Brad's role seems to be more about unblocking the toilets just behind it.

Broadcast details

Monday 7th May 2018
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 9th May 2018 7:00pm CBBC
Saturday 16th June 2018 11:25am CBBC
Thursday 2nd August 2018 4:30pm CBBC
Monday 8th October 2018 7:00pm CBBC
Tuesday 23rd October 2018 8:25am CBBC
Thursday 22nd November 2018 7:00pm CBBC
Wednesday 20th February 2019 7:00pm CBBC
Monday 13th May 2019 5:30pm CBBC
Monday 13th May 2019 7:30pm CBBC
Sunday 19th May 2019 4:25pm CBBC
Thursday 25th July 2019 12:15pm CBBC
Sunday 15th September 2019 3:45pm CBBC
Wednesday 16th October 2019 7:00pm CBBC
Monday 2nd December 2019 1:20pm CBBC
Wednesday 29th January 2020 7:05pm CBBC
Saturday 14th March 2020 8:30pm CBBC
Sunday 7th June 2020 11:20am CBBC
Thursday 18th June 2020 9:55am CBBC
Thursday 9th July 2020 7:05pm CBBC
Saturday 15th August 2020 8:30pm CBBC
Friday 9th October 2020 9:40am CBBC
Saturday 12th December 2020 12:40pm CBBC
Saturday 12th December 2020 4:45pm CBBC
Monday 8th February 2021 6:35pm CBBC
Thursday 8th April 2021 10:35am CBBC
Sunday 2nd May 2021 6:50pm CBBC
Sunday 16th May 2021 6:25pm CBBC
Sunday 25th July 2021 1:30pm CBBC
Sunday 22nd August 2021 6:45pm CBBC
Sunday 29th August 2021 1:15pm CBBC
Sunday 29th August 2021 7:10pm CBBC
Monday 18th October 2021 10:30am CBBC
Saturday 6th November 2021 4:30pm CBBC
Monday 6th December 2021 10:05am CBBC
Monday 10th January 2022 10:30am CBBC
Wednesday 9th March 2022 2:55pm CBBC
Saturday 26th March 2022 1:55pm CBBC
Friday 8th April 2022 3:00pm CBBC
Sunday 1st May 2022 1:45pm CBBC
Thursday 23rd June 2022 10:45am CBBC
Wednesday 10th August 2022 10:00am CBBC
Sunday 21st August 2022 1:50pm CBBC
Thursday 17th November 2022 9:55am CBBC
Wednesday 25th January 2023 8:30am CBBC
Friday 31st March 2023 8:30am CBBC
Thursday 20th July 2023 8:30am CBBC
Sunday 5th November 2023 1:00pm CBBC

Cast & crew

Tom Stourton Various
Jalaal Hartley Various
Jessica Ransom Various
Richard David-Caine Various
Gemma Whelan Various
Ryan Sampson Various
Jon Culshaw Various (Voice)
Lolly Adefope Ensemble Actor
Samson Kayo Ensemble Actor
Tom Palmer Ensemble Actor
James McNicholas Ensemble Actor
Ellie White Ensemble Actor
John Eccleston Rattus Rattus
Guest cast
Sanjeev Bhaskar Greek
Bradley Simpson (as Brad Simpson) Self
Dan Li Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Ben Ward Writer
Dave Cohen Writer
Daniel Peak Writer
George Sawyer Writer (Additional Material)
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
Elaine Campbell Line Producer
Adam Windmill Editor
Will Porter Editor
Antony Cartlidge (as Anthony Cartlidge) Production Designer
Tracey Gillham Casting Director
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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