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 7, Special is repeated today at 10:15am.

Horrible Histories. Image shows from L to R: Louise Ford, Fred Sirieix, Tom Stourton. Copyright: Lion Television.

Series 7, Episode 8 - Ruthless Rulers

A look at the most ruthless rulers of all time. Henry VIII is so demanding he has a brick wall built at his bedroom door every night, those vicious Vikings find that sorry seems to be the hardest word, hold your nose in Versailles, because Louis XIV hasn't got any loos, and rock out with the Warlords from Hell.

Broadcast details

Monday 4th September 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
Fred Sirieix Self
Dan Li Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Howard Read Writer
Daniel Peak 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
Sarah Morgan Writer
Tom Stourton Writer
Production team
Ian Curtis Director
Steve Connelly Director
Adam Jenkins Director
David Staite Series Editor
Tom Miller Series Producer
Lisa Mitchell Producer
Melissa Hardinge Executive Producer
Richard Bradley Executive Producer
Simon Welton Executive Producer


The Victorian Bridget Jones

Horrible Histories have their own Bridget Jones!

Miss Bridget Holmes was an avid diary writer during the Victorian era. She divulged the Royal secrets and pooing habits over her 80 year life-span.

Featuring: Jalaal Hartley, Jessica Ransom, Louise Ford, Jon Culshaw, Ryan Sampson, James McNicholas.


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