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.

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Series 9, Episode 13 - Cursed Careers

Rattus considers a career change, and luckily he has the whole of history to look through for ideas. Could he be an inventor like Babbage, or is the pirate life for him?


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

Broadcast details

Friday 18th February 2022
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 6th March 2022 6:15pm CBBC
Friday 11th March 2022 8:25am CBBC
Monday 16th May 2022 2:00pm CBBC
Tuesday 21st June 2022 3:00pm CBBC
Sunday 18th September 2022 1:20pm CBBC
Monday 13th March 2023 8:30am CBBC
Friday 2nd 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
Kiell Smith-Bynoe Ensemble Actor
Dave Chapman Rattus Rattus
Guest cast
Rob Delaney US Airman
Robert Rinder (as Rob Rinder) Self
Writing team
Ben Ward Writer
Lucy Clarke Writer
Howard Read Writer
Claire Wetton Writer
Jessica Ransom Writer
Jack Bernhardt Writer
Akemnji Ndifornyen Script Editor
Gabby Hutchinson Crouch Writer
Max Olesker 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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