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 6 - Bizarre Beasts

Charles Darwin presents Yummy Planet, and some farting fish almost start a nuclear war!

Broadcast details

Monday 8th July 2019
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 8th July 2019 7:30pm CBBC
Saturday 13th July 2019 9:30am CBBC
Friday 26th July 2019 12:40pm CBBC
Thursday 24th October 2019 2:10pm CBBC
Saturday 2nd November 2019 4:50pm CBBC
Friday 13th December 2019 1:50pm CBBC
Monday 10th February 2020 7:05pm CBBC
Sunday 16th February 2020 11:35am CBBC
Saturday 28th March 2020 4:05pm CBBC
Monday 30th March 2020 9:20am CBBC
Saturday 25th April 2020 8:30pm CBBC
Tuesday 5th May 2020 7:00pm CBBC
Saturday 9th May 2020 5:05pm CBBC
Monday 8th June 2020 9:55am CBBC
Thursday 23rd July 2020 7:05pm CBBC
Sunday 2nd August 2020 11:20am CBBC
Tuesday 11th August 2020 2:05pm CBBC
Saturday 22nd August 2020 8:30am CBBC
Tuesday 8th September 2020 9:40am CBBC
Saturday 26th September 2020 4:00pm CBBC
Tuesday 20th October 2020 9:45am CBBC
Monday 4th January 2021 6:35pm CBBC
Saturday 6th February 2021 11:55am CBBC
Saturday 6th February 2021 4:55pm CBBC
Monday 22nd February 2021 6:35pm CBBC
Wednesday 17th March 2021 1:55pm CBBC
Sunday 21st March 2021 11:20am CBBC
Friday 30th July 2021 10:05am CBBC
Monday 13th September 2021 10:40am CBBC
Sunday 10th October 2021 6:45pm CBBC
Sunday 17th October 2021 1:05pm CBBC
Sunday 24th October 2021 1:25pm CBBC
Thursday 18th November 2021 6:30pm CBBC
Tuesday 14th December 2021 9:55am CBBC
Sunday 9th January 2022 1:10pm CBBC
Monday 31st January 2022 10:30am CBBC
Wednesday 9th February 2022 10:30am CBBC

Cast & crew

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)
John Eccleston Rattus Rattus
Guest cast
Danielle Vitalis Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Daniel Peak Writer
Lucy Clarke Writer
Ben Ward Writer
Howard Read Script Editor
Claire Wetton Script Editor
Andrew Dawson (as The Dawson Brothers) Writer
Steve Dawson (as The Dawson Brothers) Writer
Tim Inman (as The Dawson Brothers) Writer
Max Olesker 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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