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

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.

Another series is in development.
Series 6, Episode 8 is repeated today at 8:50am.

Press Clippings

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

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