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. 105 episodes (8 series), 2009 - 2019. Stars Jim Howick, Simon Farnaby, Ben Willbond, Mathew Baynton and others.

Catch-up on Special on BBC iPlayer   Series 3, Episode 12 is repeated today at 7pm.

Video Clips

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.

Charles Dickens

Find out about the life, achievements and miseries of famous author Charles Dickens.

Uptown Funk Parody

Al Capone has his own version of Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars and it's all about Prohibition in the USA!