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.

Series 8, Episode 3 is repeated today at 2:05pm.

Horrible Histories. Jessica Ransom.

Series 8, Episode 1 - Queen Vic's Home Vids

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!

Broadcast details

Monday 3rd June 2019
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    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)
    John Eccleston Rattus Rattus
    Guest cast
    Fred Sirieix Various
    Danielle Vitalis Ensemble Actor
    Mike Wozniak 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
    Matthew Hanson 1st Assistant 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
    Siobhan Harper-Ryan Make-up Designer
    Richie Webb Composer


    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.


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