Horrible Histories. Image shows from L to R: Gemma Whelan, Ryan Sampson, Tom Stourton.

Horrible Histories

CBBC and BBC One sketch show based on historical fact. 105 episodes (8 series), 2009 - 2019. Stars Jim Howick, Simon Farnaby, Ben Willbond, Mathew Baynton and others.

Series 5, Episode 8 is repeated today at 7pm.

Press Clippings

Greg Jenner announces birth of his 'amazing' daughter

Greg Jenner, known for his work on the CBBC hit Horrible Histories, has become a father, announcing the birth of his baby daughter in an emotional Twitter post.

Joanna Crawley, Daily Mail, 27th August 2019

Terry Deary: 'sod you, Richard Curtis!'

Ahead of Horrible Histories: The Movie, the author explains how the franchise started as a joke book - and has been insensitive for 25 years.

James Mottram, i Newspaper, 19th July 2019

Horrible Histories series on Brexit would be no problem

A Horrible Histories series on Brexit would be "no problem" to write, the creator of the popular franchise has said.

Thomas Hornall, Yahoo, 8th July 2019

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2018 shortlist

The shortlisted TV and radio shows for the Comedy.co.uk Awards 2018 have been announced. 60 programmes are now in the running for the Comedy Of The Year title.

British Comedy Guide, 21st January 2019

How we made Horrible Histories

'If someone getting wee poured over them helps people learn some facts, we're doing our job right'

Stuart Jeffries, The Guardian, 11th December 2018

Broadcast Awards 2019 nominations

Derry Girls, Detectorists, Mum, Stath Lets Flats, This Country and The Windsors are amongst the nominees for the Broadcast Awards 2019.

British Comedy Guide, 22nd November 2018

Horrible Histories to return for Series 8 and feature film

Horrible Histories is to return to CBBC for an eighth series next year. A movie based on the hit comedy is also now filming, written by Olivier Award-winner Jessica Swale.

British Comedy Guide, 20th September 2018

"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