Horrible Histories With Stephen Fry. Stephen Fry. Copyright: Lion Television / Citrus Television.

Horrible Histories With Stephen Fry

BBC One sketch show presented by Stephen Fry. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2011. Stars Stephen Fry, Jim Howick, Simon Farnaby, Ben Willbond and others.

Series 1, Episode 1

In this episode, King Charles II raps about his party lifestyle, Helen of Troy reveals her complicated love life, Shakespeare appears on Mastermind, and the Viking rock band paint the town red... literally.

Further details

Horrible Histories With Stephen Fry. Stephen Fry. Copyright: Lion Television / Citrus Television.

The first episode finds King Charles II rapping about his party-packed reign; pays a visit to Victorian Dragon's Den; and relays the history of the English Civil War in 90 seconds. Plus, Shakespeare takes the hot seat in Historical Mastermind; Helen of Troy is recounted as a photo love story; and a Viking rock band paint the town red ... literally.

Broadcast details

Sunday 19th June 2011
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Stephen Fry Host / Presenter
    Jim Howick Various
    Simon Farnaby Various
    Ben Willbond Various
    Mathew Baynton Various
    Martha Howe-Douglas Various
    Sarah Hadland Various
    Laurence Rickard Various
    Jon Culshaw Various (Voice)
    Jess Robinson Various (Voice)
    Katy Wix Ensemble Actor
    Lawry Lewin Ensemble Actor
    Guest cast
    Dave Lamb Various (Voice)
    Writing team
    Steve Punt Writer
    Jon Holmes Writer
    Dave Cohen Writer
    Ben Ward Writer
    Greg Jenner Writer
    Laurence Rickard Writer
    Giles Pilbrow Writer
    Mathew Baynton Writer
    Production team
    Steve Connelly Director
    Chloe Thomas Director
    Dominic Brigstocke Director
    Caroline Norris Producer
    Giles Pilbrow Producer
    Richard Bradley Executive Producer
    Cassian Harrison Executive Producer
    Charlie Fawcett Editor
    Mike Holliday Editor
    Will Peverett Editor
    Nigel Williams Editor
    Miranda Jones Production Designer
    Richie Webb Composer
    Matt Katz Composer

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