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. 105 episodes (8 series), 2009 - 2019. Stars Jim Howick, Simon Farnaby, Ben Willbond, Mathew Baynton and others.

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

Series 7, Episode 5 - Heroic Heroes And Villainous Villains

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

Monday 14th August 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
    Tom Palmer Ensemble Actor
    Ellie White Ensemble Actor
    John Eccleston Rattus Rattus
    Guest cast
    Sanjeev Bhaskar Greek
    Writing team
    Daniel Peak Writer
    Steve Punt 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
    Production team
    Ian Curtis Director
    Steve Connelly Director
    Adam Jenkins 1st Assistant 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

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