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 9, Episode 4 - Precious Planet

Horrible Histories
Charles Darwin hosts a look at how we've treated the planet throughout history.

Broadcast details

Friday 12th November 2021
35 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 1st March 2022 8:25am CBBC
Tuesday 22nd March 2022 3:00pm CBBC
Friday 22nd April 2022 5:30pm CBBC
Monday 2nd May 2022 2:00pm CBBC
Thursday 9th June 2022 3:00pm CBBC
Sunday 28th August 2022 2:15pm CBBC
Tuesday 3rd January 2023 10:55am CBBC
Tuesday 28th February 2023 8:30am CBBC
Thursday 25th May 2023 10:25am CBBC
Sunday 7th January 2024 1:10pm CBBC
Thursday 22nd February 2024 10:25am 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)
Divian Ladwa Ensemble Actor
Ethan Lawrence Ensemble Actor
Paul G Raymond Ensemble Actor
Guest cast
Robert Rinder (as Rob Rinder) Self
Inel Tomlinson Ensemble Actor
Timmika Ramsay Ensemble Actor
Avalon Grace Ensemble Actor
Bethany D'Mello Ensemble Actor
Henry Patterson Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Howard Read Writer
Lucy Clarke Writer
Ben Ward Writer
Jack Bernhardt Writer
Jessica Ransom Writer
Akemnji Ndifornyen Script Editor
Susie Donkin 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
Alex Candlin 1st Assistant Director
Sam Roffey 1st Assistant Director

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