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. 111 episodes (8 series), 2009 - 2020. Stars Jim Howick, Simon Farnaby, Ben Willbond, Mathew Baynton and others.

Series 6, Episode 1 is repeated today at 6:50pm.

Press Clippings

The stand-ups who took over children's TV

Is performing for young audiences easier? Far from it say the comedians who do clubs at night and CBBC shows by day.

Ryan Gilbey, The Guardian, 10th September 2020

BBC's new boss threatens to axe Left-wing comedy shows

New Director-General Tim Davie believes the BBC's comedy output is seen as too one-sided, and unfairly biased against the Tories, Donald Trump and Brexit.

Bill Gardner, The Telegraph, 31st August 2020

13 best British comedy shows on Netflix right now

The beauty of British comedy is how fleeting it is. The US version of The Office dragged on into nine interminable seasons. The British original? Fourteen episodes and done.

Esquire, 22nd August 2020

Horrible Histories? We're living through one right now

The supposed "lack of patriotism" in the CBBC show is another poor excuse from those who would dismantle public broadcasting, says Stewart Lee.

Stewart Lee, The Observer, 9th February 2020

Why is CBBC trolling Brexiteers?

That Nish Kumar / Horrible Histories thing shows that Remoaners have won the culture war.

Tom Slater, Spiked, 3rd February 2020

Horrible Histories Brexit special condemned

The BBC's very own high-profile political heavyweight Andrew Neil was unimpressed by the satirical take on "what we'll miss".

Victoria Bell, Yahoo, 1st February 2020

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2019 shortlist

60 TV and radio programmes have been shortlisted across 10 categories for the Comedy.co.uk Awards 2019. Voting is now open to determine the winners.

British Comedy Guide, 13th January 2020

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