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.

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Series 9, Episode 5 - Dastardly Dance

Horrible Histories. Nero (Bruno Tonioli)
Strictly's Shirley Ballas joins Rattus for a waltz through the history of dance, with Bruno Tonioli as Nero, who had his dance teacher killed, and Queen Vic's Highland reel!

Broadcast details

Friday 26th November 2021
35 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 3rd January 2022 8:35am CBBC
Sunday 9th January 2022 6:25pm CBBC
Wednesday 2nd March 2022 8:25am CBBC
Wednesday 23rd March 2022 3:00pm CBBC
Friday 25th March 2022 10:25am CBBC
Friday 29th April 2022 10:30am CBBC
Wednesday 4th May 2022 2:05pm CBBC
Friday 10th June 2022 3:00pm CBBC
Sunday 4th September 2022 1:20pm CBBC
Wednesday 4th January 2023 10:55am CBBC
Wednesday 1st March 2023 8:30am CBBC
Friday 26th May 2023 5:30pm CBBC
Sunday 14th January 2024 1:10pm CBBC
Friday 23rd 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)
Ethan Lawrence Ensemble Actor
Paul G Raymond Ensemble Actor
Kiell Smith-Bynoe Ensemble Actor
Guest cast
Verona Rose Various
Bruno Tonioli Nero
Shirley Ballas Self
Chris Chan Various (Voice)
Sophie Wu Various (Voice)
Timmika Ramsay Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Howard Read Writer
Lucy Clarke Writer
Ben Ward Writer
Claire Wetton Writer
Jessica Ransom Writer
Akemnji Ndifornyen Script Editor
Gabby Hutchinson Crouch Writer
Athena Kugblenu 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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