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, Highlights Special is repeated today at 10:10am.

Horrible Histories. Image shows from L to R: Gemma Whelan, Ryan Sampson, Tom Stourton.

Series 7 - Awesome Ancient Civilisations

Horrible Histories presents a guide to ancient civilisations.

Further details

Horrible Histories presents a guide to ancient civilisations, featuring new sketches about Alexander the Great's first kiss, Emperor Nero's greatest hits, and how double parking in ancient times could result in being impaled, rather than fined. Also, Swill Gumbitz takes a look at Greek statues, the musical instrument that could make you poo yourself, and the evolution of bottom-wiping.

Broadcast details

Date
Monday 7th May 2018
Time
3:50pm
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
Samson Kayo Ensemble Actor
Tom Palmer Ensemble Actor
James McNicholas Ensemble Actor
John Eccleston Rattus Rattus
Guest cast
Sanjeev Bhaskar Greek
Sanjeev Bhaskar Indian Dignitary
Dan Li Ensemble Actor
Sophie Wu Ensemble Actor
Writing team
George Sawyer Writer
Howard Read 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
Howard Read Script Editor
Gabby Hutchinson Crouch Writer
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
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