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 - 2022
  • 125 episodes (9 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 - Holly H Song Special

Horrible Histories. Holly H
Social media star Holly H is Rattus's guest on his radio station, BBC Radio Number Two.


This is noted in some places as being the 13th episode of Series 8, however it was the 11th broadcast.

Broadcast details

Monday 20th July 2020
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 20th July 2020 7:30pm CBBC
Sunday 26th July 2020 9:00am CBBC
Friday 31st July 2020 7:00pm CBBC
Wednesday 12th August 2020 2:05pm CBBC
Thursday 17th September 2020 9:40am CBBC
Monday 21st September 2020 5:25pm CBBC
Monday 21st September 2020 7:15pm CBBC
Sunday 27th September 2020 3:50pm CBBC
Wednesday 4th November 2020 10:00am CBBC
Tuesday 12th January 2021 6:35pm CBBC
Wednesday 3rd March 2021 6:35pm CBBC
Thursday 25th March 2021 1:55pm CBBC
Saturday 27th March 2021 5:15pm CBBC
Friday 6th August 2021 10:35am CBBC
Thursday 23rd September 2021 10:25am CBBC
Tuesday 26th October 2021 10:15am CBBC
Sunday 21st November 2021 5:40pm CBBC
Sunday 28th November 2021 5:50pm CBBC
Wednesday 1st December 2021 6:20pm CBBC
Sunday 5th December 2021 6:25pm CBBC
Sunday 19th December 2021 1:25pm CBBC
Sunday 23rd January 2022 1:40pm CBBC
Wednesday 2nd February 2022 10:30am CBBC
Wednesday 16th February 2022 10:35am CBBC
Thursday 31st March 2022 8:25am CBBC
Monday 25th April 2022 10:30am 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)
Ellie White Ensemble Actor
John Eccleston Rattus Rattus
Guest cast
Holly H Self
Danielle Vitalis Ensemble Actor
Tia Gatwood Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Lucy Clarke Writer
Dave Cohen 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
Will Peverett Editor
Will Porter Editor
Christopher Poole 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

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