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

Horrible Histories

  • TV sketch show
  • CBBC / BBC One
  • 2009 - 2021
  • 122 episodes (9 series)

Hit sketch show based on surprising facts from world history, inspired by the hit children's book series. Stars Jim Howick, Simon Farnaby, Ben Willbond, Mathew Baynton, Martha Howe-Douglas and more.

Video clips

Precious Planets Song

Horrible Histories parodies Billie Eilish's song Bad Guy with their version Good Guys, from the Precious Planets episode.

Outrageous Olympics Song

Henry VIII explains his athletic proficiency in this parody of Get Lucky by Daft Punk.

Black British History song

A song about Ira Aldridge.

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!

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.

Flo and Joan - Fake News Song

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

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