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

Another series is in development.
Series 8, Special is repeated today at 5:30pm.

See Also


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Comedy film charting the young life of William Shakespeare and his finding fame in London, starring the cast of Horrible Histories.


The Wrong Mans

Comedy thriller about a pair of lowly office workers who become embroiled in a deadly criminal conspiracy.


Dani's House

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