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Horrible Histories

CBBC and BBC One sketch show based around history. 96 episodes (7 series), 2009 - 2018. Stars Jim Howick, Simon Farnaby, Ben Willbond, Mathew Baynton and others.

Series 4, Special is repeated today at 11:20am.

Press Clippings

"We don't treat kids like they're stupid"

Greg Jenner, historian and 'chief nerd' on the Horrible Histories TV show, tells The Big Issue how the original books inspired a generation.

Vicky Carroll, The Big Issue, 16th February 2018

Catastrophe, Taskmaster, Horrible Histories win awards

The winners of the 2018 Broadcast Awards have been announced, with Catastrophe, Taskmaster and Horrible Histories the comedy-related winners.

British Comedy Guide, 7th February 2018

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2017 shortlist

The shortlisted TV and radio shows for the Comedy.co.uk Awards 2017 have been announced. 60 programmes are in the running for the Comedy Of The Year title.

British Comedy Guide, 15th January 2018

Broadcast Awards 2018 comedy nominees

The nominations for the Broadcast Awards 2018 have been announced. Amongst the comedy-relation nominations, Taskmaster leads the list with two nods.

British Comedy Guide, 23rd November 2017

Horrible Histories: the 15 greatest songs

With reports of a Horrible Histories feature film in development, we salute the genius songs of a magnificent show...

Catherine Pearson, Den Of Geek, 20th November 2017

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2016 winners announced

The results of the Comedy.co.uk Awards 2016 have been announced. Red Dwarf, Upstart Crow, John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme and Taskmaster are amongst the winners.

British Comedy Guide, 23rd January 2017

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2016 shortlists announced

The shortlists for the Comedy.co.uk Awards 2016 have been revealed. 60 shows are in the running for the Comedy Of The Year title. Voting is now open.

British Comedy Guide, 16th January 2017

Comedies up for Broadcast Awards 2017

Camping, Catastrophe, Chewing Gum, Fleabag, Mum and Murder In Successville are amongst the nominees in the Broadcast Awards 2017.

British Comedy Guide, 24th November 2016

Horrible Histories: Staggering Storytellers review

The award-winning TV series returns with a special episode on famous writers and their origin stories. And when we say 'origin', we mean dawn-of-mankind origin. The episode shows how storytelling evolved through the eras, from storytelling in caves to printed books. At the same time, it lets us in on little secrets (and weird habits) of acclaimed writers and poets.

Katerina Perdikaki, On The Box, 11th July 2016

For Auntie's #LovetoRead campaign, HH returns with a one-off special telling tales stretching back to the stone age when "CGI; cave-generated imagery" was all the rage. The jokes don't get any less silly (and why would they?) as we're treated to DH Lawrence naked, up a tree; George Eliot being manly; and a visit to William Caxton's bookshop circa 1475: "Do you have any biographies? Thrillers? Teen vampire fiction?"

Jonathan Wright, The Guardian, 11th July 2016

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