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 8, Episode 6 is repeated today at 2:05pm.

Video Clips

Great Women of History

This one is for all the strong ladies out there - from Cleopatra to Rosa Parks, let's celebrate some great women from History!

Brexit with Nish Kumar

Nish Kumar brings us a selection of sketches about European Historical figures, featuring the dance stylings of the Normans, Italian fashion, Leonardo da Vinci, Louis XIV's bottom problems & the vocal stylings of the Four Georges...

Horrible Histories team Q&A

Series producer Lisa Mitchell, historical consultant Greg Jenner and cast members Jessica Ransom, Tom Stourton, James McNicholas, Jalaal Hartley join Bryony Dixon, BFI Archive Silent Film Curator to talk about how the episode was made.

From Series 8, Episode 1. Featuring: Tom Stourton, Jalaal Hartley, Jessica Ransom, James McNicholas.

Flo and Joan - Fake News Song

Is fake news new? Horrible Histories asked Flo & Joan to recount moments of fake news history.

Featuring: Nicola Dempsey, Rosie Dempsey.

Chinese Empire Song (OMI Cheerleader Parody)

Creator of the first Chinese Empire, Qin Shi Huang, shares his story in this song inspired by OMI's Cheerleader.

From Series 7, Episode 12. Featuring: Dan Li, Sophie Wu.

Charles Darwin 'Natural Selection'

It's Charles Darwin's 209th Birthday! So we're celebrating with this song from Horrible Histories, all about Darwin's 'Evolution Theory' on 'Natural Selection'.

Featuring: Mathew Baynton.