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 4, Highlights Special is repeated on Saturday at 12:10pm.

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

Series 7, Episode 3 - Ridiculous Romantics

This week Horrible Histories charts the path towards true love - and some of history's biggest and most ridiculous romantics are in the spotlight.

Further details

With his woeful record for choosing the right woman, Henry VIII enlists the help of MaƮtre d' Fred Sirieix as he tries to find the right wife on Historic First Dates. Elsewhere, we sample some Medieval Munich Love Magic, see how Renaissance men tried to impress the ladies, listen to some of History's greatest love letters, and watch as King Alfonso of Spain's wedding takes a turn he's not expecting.

Broadcast details

Monday 31st 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)
Louise Ford Ensemble Actor
Samson Kayo Ensemble Actor
James McNicholas Ensemble Actor
Ellie White Ensemble Actor
John Eccleston Rattus Rattus
Guest cast
Sanjeev Bhaskar Shah Jahan
Fred Sirieix Self
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


Henry VIII does Historical First Dates

How will Henry VIII get on with his date Catherine of Aragon... his dead brother's wife. Awks!

Featuring: Tom Stourton, Jessica Ransom, Jon Culshaw, Fred Sirieix.


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