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, Episode 12 is repeated tomorrow at 11:55am.

Horrible Histories. Image shows from L to R: Xand van Tulleken, Rattus Rattus (John Eccleston), Chris Van Tulleken.

Series 8, Episode 13 - Beastly Bodily Functions Special

Doctors Chris and Xand van Tulleken regret joining Rattus for a special show about bodies.


This is noted in some places as being the 15th episode of Series 8, however it was the 13th broadcast.

Broadcast details

Monday 3rd August 2020
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)
Ellie White Ensemble Actor
John Eccleston Rattus Rattus
Guest cast
Phil Wang Various
Chris Van Tulleken Self
Xand van Tulleken Self
Mike Wozniak Ensemble Actor
Tia Gatwood Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Daniel Peak Writer
Lucy Clarke Writer
Dave Cohen Writer
Ben Ward Writer
Howard Read Script Editor
Howard Davidson (as Howard Davison) Writer
Andrew Dawson (as The Dawson Brothers) Writer
Steve Dawson (as The Dawson Brothers) Writer
Tim Inman (as The Dawson Brothers) Writer
Madeleine Brettingham (as Madeline Brettingham) Writer
Claire Wetton 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

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