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
  • 140 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 - Heroic Home Front

A look at how World War II played out on the home front, featuring Churchill's secret loo, the heroic 'ATA Girls' and German spies being caught out by their delicious sausages.

Broadcast details

Monday 16th September 2019
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 16th September 2019 7:30pm CBBC
Monday 28th October 2019 2:05pm CBBC
Sunday 3rd November 2019 3:20pm CBBC
Monday 11th November 2019 11:40am CBBC
Monday 11th November 2019 4:10pm CBBC
Thursday 13th February 2020 7:00pm CBBC
Sunday 8th March 2020 11:35am CBBC
Sunday 29th March 2020 2:15pm CBBC
Thursday 2nd April 2020 9:20am CBBC
Sunday 10th May 2020 3:30pm CBBC
Saturday 16th May 2020 8:30pm CBBC
Thursday 11th June 2020 9:55am CBBC
Monday 6th July 2020 5:30pm CBBC
Monday 6th July 2020 7:30pm CBBC
Wednesday 29th July 2020 7:00pm CBBC
Thursday 13th August 2020 2:05pm CBBC
Sunday 23rd August 2020 11:20am CBBC
Friday 11th September 2020 9:40am CBBC
Saturday 12th September 2020 8:30am CBBC
Sunday 27th September 2020 2:20pm CBBC
Friday 23rd October 2020 9:45am CBBC
Sunday 8th November 2020 2:30pm CBBC
Monday 9th November 2020 7:00pm CBBC
Thursday 7th January 2021 6:35pm CBBC
Thursday 25th February 2021 6:35pm CBBC
Saturday 6th March 2021 4:55pm CBBC
Tuesday 3rd August 2021 10:40am CBBC
Thursday 16th September 2021 10:40am CBBC
Sunday 7th November 2021 6:15pm CBBC
Sunday 14th November 2021 11:05am CBBC
Wednesday 24th November 2021 6:25pm CBBC
Monday 29th November 2021 6:30pm CBBC
Sunday 16th January 2022 1:10pm CBBC
Thursday 10th February 2022 10:30am CBBC
Sunday 13th November 2022 11:40am 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
Rachel Cash Ensemble Actor
Danielle Vitalis Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Ben Ward Writer
Lucy Clarke Writer
Daniel Peak Writer
Claire Wetton Writer
Howard Read Script Editor
Susie Donkin 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
Sophie Duker Writer
Benjamin Partridge (as Ben Partridge) 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 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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