Queen Victoria lovingly forces several of her children to go on historical first dates, Leopold Mozart retires his 18-year-old daughter aged 18, and the Brontes sing about sisterhood. Show more
The history of our relationship with animals - Charles Darwin presents Yummy Planet, Elizabeth I’s menagerie has some 'lion trouble', and farting fish almost start a nuclear war. Show more
Dara O Briain joins Rattus for a show marking the 1969 moon landings. The first use of rocket power, the Space Race, and poo floating in the Apollo 10 cockpit - it’s all here! Show more
Dani Dyer becomes Rattus’ political advisor as we look at everything from the birth of democracy to Margaret Thatcher having to change her voice so she would be taken more seriously. Show more
A look at how World War II played out on the home front, featuring Churchill's secret loo, the heroic 'ATA Girls' and German spies being caught out by their delicious sausages. Show more
A celebration of some of history’s greatest females, including Spartan Queen Gorgo terrorising Historical Love Island, supergroup The Tudor Queens and the original Wonder Women. Show more
Doctors Chris and Xand van Tulleken join Rattus for a selection of old and new sketches relating to bodies.
Alex Scott joins Rattus for a sport-themed special. Mary Queen of Scots goes grief-golfing, the H2 Freestylers take on a whole village, and sports-mad Henry VIII sings Get Sweaty.
History tells of great minds coming together to achieve great things. It also tells of idiots combining to make an unholy mess. HH looks at some of the best and worst collaborations! Show more
Featuring Victorian fake news, paparazzi, and camera men strapped to the front of moving trains, Queen Victoria shows you how her subjects invented and became obsessed with films! Show more
The Horrible History of (sometimes literally) dressing to kill. Henry VIII has beef over whose armour is best and Louis XV dresses as a hedge. Show more
Fred Sirieix guides Rattus through the Horrible History of Manners, including the benefits of not holding farts in and Puritan dating,. And Jane Austen visits Historical Love Island. Show more
A special show featuring some of history’s greatest firsts, including the first ever library, Olympic Games, people on the moon and rat roller-skating on TV!
Washington, Jefferson, Queen Elizabeth I, social media sensation Zack Septic-Tank and a host of plucky Puritans star in a show marking 400 years since the Mayflower’s famous voyage.
Social media star Holly H is Rattus’ guest as he launches his own radio station, BBC Radio Number Two, and plays a selection of musical greatest hits from the series. Show more