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
  • 140 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 7 - Preposterous US Presidents

Horrible Histories. Image shows from L to R: Tom Palmer, Ryan Sampson, Jalaal Hartley
Horrible Histories takes a look at America and its various presidents, from George Washington to the present day, including President Jackson's rude parrot, the establishment of the Secret Service, German cowboys, and spy Mary Elizabeth Bowser.

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Broadcast details

Monday 28th August 2017
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 28th August 2017 7:30pm CBBC
Saturday 2nd September 2017 8:25am CBBC
Saturday 2nd September 2017 7:00pm CBBC
Sunday 3rd September 2017 10:00am CBBC
Sunday 3rd September 2017 8:30pm CBBC
Sunday 10th September 2017 4:45pm CBBC
Saturday 23rd September 2017 7:00pm CBBC
Monday 2nd October 2017 8:35am CBBC
Monday 2nd October 2017 2:10pm CBBC
Sunday 31st December 2017 5:30pm CBBC
Sunday 4th March 2018 8:30am CBBC
Saturday 26th May 2018 11:25am CBBC
Friday 28th September 2018 7:00pm CBBC
Wednesday 14th November 2018 7:00pm CBBC
Monday 1st April 2019 5:30pm CBBC
Monday 27th May 2019 12:45pm CBBC
Wednesday 24th July 2019 12:40pm CBBC
Sunday 3rd November 2019 4:20pm CBBC
Saturday 18th January 2020 8:30pm CBBC
Tuesday 21st January 2020 7:00pm CBBC
Wednesday 22nd April 2020 6:55pm CBBC
Sunday 26th April 2020 11:20am CBBC
Tuesday 19th May 2020 9:25am CBBC
Tuesday 30th June 2020 7:00pm CBBC
Wednesday 30th September 2020 9:45am CBBC
Saturday 24th October 2020 11:55am CBBC
Tuesday 8th December 2020 10:15am CBBC
Wednesday 27th January 2021 6:35pm CBBC
Sunday 14th March 2021 12:30pm CBBC
Thursday 1st April 2021 9:25am CBBC
Saturday 24th April 2021 12:55pm CBBC
Saturday 24th April 2021 4:30pm CBBC
Sunday 4th July 2021 1:00pm CBBC
Sunday 4th July 2021 6:30pm CBBC
Saturday 14th August 2021 12:35pm CBBC
Saturday 11th September 2021 4:20pm CBBC
Wednesday 6th October 2021 10:30am CBBC
Monday 29th November 2021 10:05am CBBC
Wednesday 12th January 2022 10:30am CBBC
Sunday 13th March 2022 1:45pm CBBC

Cast & crew

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
Ben Ward Writer
Lucy Clarke Writer
Gerard Foster Writer
George Sawyer Writer
Howard Read 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
Joe Tucker Writer
Raphael Warner Writer
Jessica Ransom (as Jess Ransom) 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
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


Theodore Roosevelt and Teddy Bears

Thanks to Theodore Roosevelt we have the teddy bear! Find out how the teddy bear came oh so cute and fluffy into our lives...

Featuring: Jalaal Hartley, Ryan Sampson & Louise Ford.

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