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.

Episode menu

Series 8, Episode 5 - Fearsome Families

Fred Siriex welcomes Queen Victoria to historical First Dates.

Broadcast details

Monday 1st July 2019
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 1st July 2019 7:30pm CBBC
Saturday 6th July 2019 9:30am CBBC
Friday 26th July 2019 12:15pm CBBC
Friday 9th August 2019 2:00pm CBBC
Wednesday 23rd October 2019 2:10pm CBBC
Saturday 2nd November 2019 4:20pm CBBC
Tuesday 3rd December 2019 11:50am CBBC
Friday 13th December 2019 1:20pm CBBC
Saturday 28th December 2019 1:15pm CBBC
Friday 7th February 2020 6:45pm CBBC
Sunday 1st March 2020 11:35am CBBC
Saturday 28th March 2020 3:40pm CBBC
Saturday 18th April 2020 8:30pm CBBC
Monday 4th May 2020 7:00pm CBBC
Saturday 9th May 2020 4:40pm CBBC
Friday 5th June 2020 9:20am CBBC
Wednesday 22nd July 2020 6:55pm CBBC
Sunday 26th July 2020 11:20am CBBC
Monday 10th August 2020 2:05pm CBBC
Saturday 15th August 2020 8:30am CBBC
Monday 7th September 2020 9:40am CBBC
Saturday 26th September 2020 3:35pm CBBC
Monday 19th October 2020 9:45am CBBC
Monday 21st December 2020 7:00pm CBBC
Friday 1st January 2021 6:25pm CBBC
Saturday 30th January 2021 11:55am CBBC
Saturday 30th January 2021 5:00pm CBBC
Thursday 18th February 2021 6:35pm CBBC
Sunday 14th March 2021 12:00pm CBBC
Monday 15th March 2021 1:55pm CBBC
Thursday 29th July 2021 10:30am CBBC
Friday 10th September 2021 10:40am CBBC
Sunday 26th September 2021 6:40pm CBBC
Sunday 10th October 2021 1:20pm CBBC
Wednesday 17th November 2021 6:30pm CBBC
Tuesday 14th December 2021 9:25am CBBC
Sunday 2nd January 2022 2:25pm CBBC
Friday 4th February 2022 10:30am CBBC
Thursday 9th March 2023 6:00pm CBBC
Sunday 26th November 2023 1:15pm 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
Mike Wozniak Ensemble Actor
John Eccleston Rattus Rattus
Guest cast
Fred Sirieix Self
Writing team
Daniel Peak Writer
Lucy Clarke Writer
Ben Ward Writer
Howard Read Script Editor
Claire Wetton Script Editor
Max Olesker Writer
Madeleine Brettingham (as Madeline Brettingham) 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 Peverett 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

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