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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.

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Series 7, Episode 5 - Heroic Heroes And Villainous Villains

Horrible Histories. Image shows from L to R: Tom Stourton, Ryan Sampson, Gemma Whelan. Copyright: Lion Television
Horrible Histories takes a look at the world's greatest heroes and villains. On the heroic side, there is everything from Douglas Bader's frequent escapes to the first men on the moon and Martin Luther king Jr, whereas our more villainous side contains Al Capone, and Rameses the Great, and Steve Biceps brings us History's Deadly 60.

Broadcast details

Date
Monday 14th August 2017
Time
5:25pm
Channel
CBBC
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

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
Ellie White Ensemble Actor
John Eccleston Rattus Rattus
Guest cast
Sanjeev Bhaskar Greek
Writing team
Ben Ward Writer
Dave Cohen Writer
Lucy Clarke Writer
Gerard Foster Writer
Steve Punt Writer
Daniel Peak 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
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
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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