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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
  • 139 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.

  • Due to return for Series 11
  • Series 1, Episode 1 repeated at 5:10pm on CBBC
  • JustWatch Streaming rank this week: 815


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Series 8, Episode 7 - Moon Mayhem

Ahead of the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin's Moon landing on 20th July, Horrible Histories takes a special look into space.

Broadcast details

Monday 15th July 2019
30 minutes

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)
Mike Wozniak Ensemble Actor
John Eccleston Rattus Rattus
Guest cast
Javone Prince Various
Phil Wang Various
Dara O Briain Self
Danielle Vitalis Ensemble Actor
Tia Gatwood Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Ben Ward Writer
Dave Cohen Writer
George Sawyer 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
Madeleine Brettingham (as Madeline Brettingham) Writer
Henri Ward Writer
Production team
Steve Connelly Director
Adam Jenkins 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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