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 8, Episode 7 is repeated today at 9:45am.

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

Series 7, Episode 4 - Atrocious Artists

Discover the most stolen painting in history and how Picasso and Dali found innovative ways of paying for things without using money.

Further details

From the first images painted onto the walls of caves we'll head to Chris Ofili's work with elephant poo (always a favourite). On the way we'll discover the most stolen painting in history, how Picasso and Dali found innovative ways of paying for things without using money, the horror of painting people smiling, and see the Teenage Mutant Ninja Renaissance Artists help a lady in distress. Sort of.

Broadcast details

Date
Monday 7th August 2017
Time
5:25pm
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
Lolly Adefope Ensemble Actor
Samson Kayo Ensemble Actor
Tom Palmer Ensemble Actor
James McNicholas Ensemble Actor
John Eccleston Rattus Rattus
Writing team
Benjamin Partridge Writer
Daniel Peak Writer
Steve Punt Writer
Dave Cohen Writer
Ben Ward 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
James Bugg Writer
Andrew Dawson (as The Dawson Brothers) Writer
Steve Dawson (as The Dawson Brothers) Writer
Tim Inman (as The Dawson Brothers) 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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