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 - 2024
  • 140 episodes (10 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

Mozart explains what opera is

Join Mozart and his friends as he explains what opera is.

Football song with Jill Scott

Jill Scott leads a song about football.

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!

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