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.

  • This series will continue at a later date
  • Special repeated at 1:05pm on CBBC
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Series 9, Episode 12 - Henry & Liz's Family Face-Off

Horrible Histories. Image shows from L to R: Tom Stourton, Harrie Hayes
Tudors King Henry VIII and daughter Queen Elizabeth I bicker about who was the best ruler.


This episode is comprised almost entirely of sketches that appeared earlier in the series.

Broadcast details

Friday 11th February 2022
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 27th February 2022 6:15pm CBBC
Thursday 10th March 2022 8:25am CBBC
Thursday 31st March 2022 3:00pm CBBC
Friday 13th May 2022 2:00pm CBBC
Monday 20th June 2022 3:00pm CBBC
Sunday 11th September 2022 2:20pm CBBC
Wednesday 11th January 2023 10:25am CBBC
Friday 10th March 2023 8:30am CBBC
Thursday 1st June 2023 10:30am CBBC

Cast & crew

Tom Stourton Various
Jessica Ransom Various
Richard David-Caine Various
Harrie Hayes Various
Emily Lloyd-Saini Various
James McNicholas Various
Jon Culshaw Various (Voice)
Inel Tomlinson Ensemble Actor
Paul G Raymond Ensemble Actor
Timmika Ramsay Ensemble Actor
Guest cast
Kiell Smith-Bynoe Various (Voice)
Writing team
Ben Ward Writer
Dave Cohen Writer
Lucy Clarke Writer
Howard Read Writer
Claire Wetton Writer
Jessica Ransom Writer
Akemnji Ndifornyen Script Editor
Howard Davidson Writer
Gabby Hutchinson Crouch Writer
Production team
Gordon Anderson Director
Simon Wilson Series Editor
Ben Rogers Series Producer
Matt Lamont Producer
Melissa Hardinge Executive Producer
Richard Bradley Executive Producer
Simon Welton Executive Producer
Imogen Gay Line Producer
Elaine Campbell Development Line Producer
Lisa Mitchell Development Series Producer
Duncan O'Neill Editor
Garry Smith Editor
James Cooper Editor
James Lagen Editor
Sarah Milton Production Designer
Kharmel Cochrane Casting Director
Sally Broome Casting Director
Jemima Cotter Costume Designer
Ian Liggett Director of Photography
Kevin Brown Director of Photography
Lisa Halstead Make-up Designer
Richie Webb Composer
Rob Fellows Graphics
Rupert Tucker Graphics
Alex Candlin 1st Assistant Director
Sam Roffey 1st Assistant Director
Chris Malin 1st Assistant Director

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