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
  • 141 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 8, Episode 1 - Queen Vic's Home Vids

Horrible Histories. Jessica Ransom
A special episode making 200 years since the birth of Queen Victoria. Featuring Victorian fake news, paparazzi, and camera men strapped to the front of moving trains, Queen Victoria shows you how her subjects invented and became obsessed with films!

Preview clips

Broadcast details

Monday 3rd June 2019
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 3rd June 2019 7:30pm CBBC
Saturday 8th June 2019 9:35am CBBC
Thursday 25th July 2019 1:40pm CBBC
Friday 2nd August 2019 2:10pm CBBC
Saturday 3rd August 2019 9:30am CBBC
Wednesday 16th October 2019 2:05pm CBBC
Saturday 2nd November 2019 2:20pm CBBC
Tuesday 3rd December 2019 9:50am CBBC
Friday 13th December 2019 11:25am CBBC
Saturday 28th December 2019 11:20am CBBC
Sunday 12th January 2020 11:35am CBBC
Monday 3rd February 2020 7:00pm CBBC
Saturday 21st March 2020 8:30pm CBBC
Saturday 28th March 2020 1:35pm CBBC
Tuesday 28th April 2020 7:00pm CBBC
Saturday 9th May 2020 2:40pm CBBC
Monday 1st June 2020 9:20am CBBC
Sunday 28th June 2020 11:20am CBBC
Wednesday 15th July 2020 6:55pm CBBC
Saturday 18th July 2020 8:30am CBBC
Tuesday 4th August 2020 2:25pm CBBC
Tuesday 1st September 2020 9:40am CBBC
Tuesday 15th September 2020 9:40am CBBC
Sunday 27th September 2020 3:20pm CBBC
Tuesday 13th October 2020 9:50am CBBC
Monday 28th December 2020 6:25pm CBBC
Saturday 2nd January 2021 12:15pm CBBC
Saturday 2nd January 2021 4:50pm CBBC
Sunday 31st January 2021 11:10am CBBC
Thursday 11th February 2021 6:35pm CBBC
Monday 8th March 2021 1:30pm CBBC
Tuesday 27th July 2021 10:15am CBBC
Monday 6th September 2021 10:35am CBBC
Sunday 12th September 2021 1:15pm CBBC
Wednesday 10th November 2021 6:25pm CBBC
Thursday 9th December 2021 10:05am CBBC
Saturday 1st January 2022 4:10pm CBBC
Monday 3rd January 2022 9:05am CBBC
Monday 24th January 2022 10:30am CBBC
Tuesday 15th March 2022 8:25am CBBC
Friday 18th March 2022 10:25am CBBC

Cast & crew

Tom Stourton Various
Jalaal Hartley Various
Jessica Ransom Various
Richard David-Caine Various
Michael Abubakar Various
Harrie Hayes Various
Emily Lloyd-Saini Various
James McNicholas Various
Jon Culshaw Various (Voice)
Mike Wozniak Ensemble Actor
John Eccleston Rattus Rattus
Guest cast
Fred Sirieix Various
Danielle Vitalis Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Daniel Peak Writer
Lucy Clarke Writer
Ben Ward Writer
Howard Read Script Editor
Claire Wetton Script Editor
Susie Donkin Writer
Production team
Steve Connelly Director
Jack Cheshire Series Editor
Lisa Mitchell Series Producer
Matt Lamont Producer
Melissa Hardinge Executive Producer
Richard Bradley Executive Producer
Simon Welton Executive Producer
Elaine Campbell Line Producer
Adam Windmill Editor
Will Porter Editor
Jo Sutherland Production Designer
Tracey Gillham Casting Director
Jeremy Hewson Director of Photography
Jacqueline Mills Costume Designer
Siobhán Harper-Ryan Make-up Designer
Richie Webb Composer
Matthew Hanson 1st Assistant Director


Horrible Histories team Q&A

Series producer Lisa Mitchell, historical consultant Greg Jenner and cast members Jessica Ransom, Tom Stourton, James McNicholas, Jalaal Hartley join Bryony Dixon, BFI Archive Silent Film Curator to talk about how the episode was made.

Featuring: Tom Stourton, Jalaal Hartley, Jessica Ransom, James McNicholas & Lisa Mitchell.

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