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.

Catch-up on Episode 13 on BBC iPlayer   Series 8, Episode 3 is repeated today at 2:25pm.

Press Clippings

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

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