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. 106 episodes (8 series), 2009 - 2020. Stars Jim Howick, Simon Farnaby, Ben Willbond, Mathew Baynton and others.

Series 8, Episode 1 is repeated tomorrow at 9:20am.

Horrible Histories. Ryan Sampson.

Series 7, Episode 2 - Exceptional Explorers

This episode looks at some of the world's greatest explorers, from the very first conquests of new land to Alan Shepherd venturing into space.

Further details

This episode looks at some of the world's greatest explorers, from the very first conquests of new land to Alan Shepherd venturing into space. We look at murderous Vikings, the seafaring sons of Devon, a man who chisels his way out of an avalanche using only his own poo, and discover that tales of the Cities of Gold might just have been invented by the Mayans to keep the Spanish Explorers busy.

Broadcast details

Monday 24th July 2017
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)
Katherine Jakeways Ensemble Actor
Louise Ford Ensemble Actor
Lolly Adefope Ensemble Actor
Samson Kayo Ensemble Actor
Tom Palmer Ensemble Actor
John Eccleston Rattus Rattus
Writing team
Daniel Peak Writer
Lucy Clarke Writer
Dave Cohen Writer
Ben Ward Writer
Gerard Foster 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
Beth Chalmers Writer
Amy Shindler 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
Adam Windmill Editor
Will Porter Editor
Jon Dean Editor
Antony Cartlidge (as Anthony Cartlidge) Production Designer
Richie Webb Composer


Frozen (Poo) Parody

How did explorer Peter Freuchen dig his way out of a snow cave? With a frozen poo of course!

Featuring: Richard David-Caine.

Steve Biceps' Deadly 60 Parody

Find out why trying to ban tartan could get you on Steve Biceps' Deadly 60 list!

Featuring: Tom Stourton, Ryan Sampson.


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