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

Date
Sunday 19th June 2011
Time
6pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
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
Paywall

Supporters and subscribers get more

Additional content and tools are available across the site for Supporters and BCG Pro subscribers. On this page you can:

  • Broadcast details of another repeat
  • BCG Pro business users can see additional crew credits  
    If you join BCG Pro business, you can see production designer, composer & editor credits for this episode.

Donate (for fans) BCG Pro

Already a donor or Pro user?