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. 122 episodes (9 series), 2009 - 2021. Stars Jim Howick, Simon Farnaby, Ben Willbond, Mathew Baynton and others.

Series 8, Episode 15 is repeated today at 7:55am.

Series 8, Episode 15 - Outrageous Olympics

Mary Queen of Scots plays grief-golf, and Henry VIII sings Get Sweaty.


In some places this is labelled as Episode 11. It was postponed from 2020 as the Olympics were delayed.

Broadcast details

This episode is currently available on BBC iPlayer

Friday 23rd July 2021
30 minutes


  1. Sunday 25th July 2021 at 7:55am on CBBC
  2. Monday 26th July 2021 at 10:35am on CBBC
  3. Thursday 29th July 2021 at 6:35pm on CBBC

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Tom Stourton Various
Jalaal Hartley Various
Jessica Ransom Various
Richard David-Caine Various
Gemma Whelan 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
Javone Prince Various
Alex Scott Self
Mabel Read Ensemble Actor
Samson Read Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Daniel Peak Writer
Lucy Clarke Writer
Dave Cohen Writer
Ben Ward Writer
Jane McCutcheon Writer
Howard Read Script Editor
Claire Wetton Script Editor
Vivienne Riddoch Writer
Gemma Arrowsmith Writer
Stephen Collins 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


Outrageous Olympics Song

Henry VIII explains his athletic proficiency in this parody of Get Lucky by Daft Punk.

Featuring: Tom Stourton.


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