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Horrible Histories

Series 6

Episode 12: 'Orrible Oliver Cromwell Special

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC HD

Available for 3 months

Historical sketch show. Oliver Cromwell rises from obscurity, challenges King Charles I in the English Civil War and ultimately orders his execution. Show more

Contributors

Oliver Cromwell:
Lawry Lewin
Main Cast Member:
Simon Farnaby
Main Cast Member:
Jalaal Hartley
Main Cast Member:
Jim Howick
Main Cast Member:
Naz Osmanoglu
Main Cast Member:
Jessica Ransom
Main Cast Member:
Adam Riches
Main Cast Member:
Tom Stourton
Additional Cast Member:
Louise Ford
Additional Cast Member:
Jalaal Hartley
Additional Cast Member:
Sophie Wu
Puppeteer:
John Eccleston
Voice Over:
Jon Culshaw
Director:
Ian Curtis
Director:
Simon Gibney
Series Producer:
Tom Miller
Executive Producer:
Bill Hobbins
Executive Producer:
Melissa Hardinge
Executive Producer:
Richard Bradley

Horrible Histories

Series 6

Episode 9: Bolshy Boudica Special

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC HD

Available for 3 months

Historical sketch show. British Queen Boudica turns against her Roman masters and unleashes her wrecking ball on Colchester, St Albans and London. Show more

Contributors

Boudica:
Lorna Watson
Main Cast Member:
Simon Farnaby
Main Cast Member:
Jalaal Hartley
Main Cast Member:
Jim Howick
Main Cast Member:
Naz Osmanoglu
Main Cast Member:
Jessica Ransom
Main Cast Member:
Adam Riches
Main Cast Member:
Tom Stourton
Additional Cast Member:
Katherine Jakeways
Additional Cast Member:
Jason Lewis
Puppeteer:
John Eccleston
Voice Over:
Jon Culshaw
Director:
Ian Curtis
Director:
Simon Gibney
Series Producer:
Tom Miller
Executive Producer:
Bill Hobbins
Executive Producer:
Melissa Hardinge
Executive Producer:
Richard Bradley

Horrible Histories

Series 6

Episode 3: Wicked William the Conqueror Special

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC HD

Available for 3 months

Historical sketch show. Young William, Duke of Normandy, quarrels with Harold Godwinson about who should be king of England, before bashing the English and taking the crown. Show more

Contributors

William the Conqueror:
Kevin Eldon
Main Cast Member:
Simon Farnaby
Main Cast Member:
Jalaal Hartley
Main Cast Member:
Jim Howick
Main Cast Member:
Naz Osmanoglu
Main Cast Member:
Jessica Ransom
Main Cast Member:
Adam Riches
Main Cast Member:
Tom Stourton
Additional Cast Member:
Louise Ford
Additional Cast Member:
Lawry Lewin
Additional Cast Member:
Jason Lewis
Additional Cast Member:
Dan Li
Additional Cast Member:
Dominique Moore
Puppeteer:
John Eccleston
Voice Over:
Jon Culshaw
Director:
Ian Curtis
Director:
Simon Gibney
Series Producer:
Tom Miller
Executive Producer:
Bill Hobbins
Executive Producer:
Melissa Hardinge
Executive Producer:
Richard Bradley

Horrible Histories

Series 6

Episode 4: Mardy Mary Queen of Scots Special

First broadcast: on CBBC HDLatest broadcast: on CBBC HD

Available for 3 months

Historical sketch show. This episode follows Mary, Queen of Scots, as she stumbles from being a young girl in Scotland to Elizabeth I's public enemy number one. Show more

Contributors

Mary Queen of Scots:
Jessica Ransom
Main Cast Member:
Simon Farnaby
Main Cast Member:
Jalaal Hartley
Main Cast Member:
Jim Howick
Main Cast Member:
Naz Osmanoglu
Main Cast Member:
Adam Riches
Main Cast Member:
Tom Stourton
Additional Cast Member:
Louise Ford
Additional Cast Member:
Katherine Jakeways
Additional Cast Member:
Lawry Lewin
Additional Cast Member:
Dominique Moore
Additional Cast Member:
Natalie Walter
Puppeteer:
John Eccleston
Voice Over:
Jon Culshaw
Voice Over:
Jess Robinson
Director:
Ian Curtis
Director:
Simon Gibney
Series Producer:
Tom Miller
Executive Producer:
Bill Hobbins
Executive Producer:
Melissa Hardinge
Executive Producer:
Richard Bradley

Horrible Histories

Series 6

Episode 2: Awesome Alfred the Great Special

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC HD

Available for 3 months

Historical sketch show. King Alfred the Great argues with his older brothers then defeats the Vikings using his cunning hit-and-run tactics. Show more

Contributors

Alfred the Great:
Tom Rosenthal
Main Cast Member:
Simon Farnaby
Main Cast Member:
Jalaal Hartley
Main Cast Member:
Jim Howick
Main Cast Member:
Naz Osmanoglu
Main Cast Member:
Jessica Ransom
Main Cast Member:
Adam Riches
Main Cast Member:
Tom Stourton
Additional Cast Member:
Bhavna Limbachia
Additional Cast Member:
Sophie Wu
Puppeteer:
John Eccleston
Voice Over:
Jon Culshaw
Director:
Ian Curtis
Director:
Simon Gibney
Series Producer:
Tom Miller
Executive Producer:
Bill Hobbins
Executive Producer:
Melissa Hardinge
Executive Producer:
Richard Bradley

Hospital People

Series 1

Episode 5: The New Ward

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Comedy set in a fictional hospital. Manager Susan Mitchell is desperate to impress Helena Steel MP, who is coming to open the new ward at Brimlington Hospital. Show more

Contributors

Susan Mitchell:
Tom Binns
Father Kenny:
Tom Binns
Ivan Brackenbury:
Tom Binns
Ian D Montfort:
Tom Binns
Sunny:
Amit Shah
Mrs Leydon:
Janine Duvitski
Helena Steel:
Sally Phillips
Geraldine:
Angela Curran
Wheelchair Patient:
Moey Hassan
Nurse Barrett:
Sukh Ojla
Porter:
Aidey Pugh
Old Ill Man:
Alan Renwick
MRI Patient:
Jack Robertson
Helena's Aide:
Emma Sidi
MRI Technician:
Phillippa Wilson
Producer:
Emma Lawson
Director:
Paul Murphy
Writer:
Tom Binns
Production Company:
Roughcut TV

Hospital People

Series 1

Episode 6: The Charity Single

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Comedy set in a fictional hospital. Manager Susan Mitchell decides to record a charity single to raise funds for Brimlington Hospital. Show more

Contributors

Susan Mitchell:
Tom Binns
Father Kenny:
Tom Binns
Ivan Brackenbury:
Tom Binns
Ian D Montfort:
Tom Binns
Sunny:
Amit Shah
Mrs Leydon:
Janine Duvitski
Neville Burley:
James Fleet
PC Atalla:
Pip Chamberlain
Geraldine:
Angela Curran
Rosa Shepherd:
Jill Dellow
Carol:
Judi Earl
Nurse Barrett:
Sukh Ojla
Porter:
Aidey Pugh
Producer:
Emma Lawson
Director:
Paul Murphy
Production Company:
Roughcut TV

Detectorists

Series 1

Episode 3

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 5 months

Comedy series about two metal-detecting friends. Terry is keen to help Lance and Andy search at a farm, as he's convinced that's where Larry Bishop has buried his missing wife. Show more

Horrible Histories

Series 6

Episode 15: Savage Songs Special

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC Channel

Available for 3 months

A special episode of the historical sketch show, featuring songs from the series by King Alfred, Henry VIII, William the Conqueror and more. Show more

Contributors

Henry VIII:
Rowan Atkinson
William the Conqueror:
Kevin Eldon
Oliver Cromwell:
Lawry Lewin
King John:
Ben Miller
Alfred the Great:
Tom Rosenthal
Boudica:
Lorna Watson
Main Cast Member:
Simon Farnaby
Main Cast Member:
Jalaal Hartley
Main Cast Member:
Jim Howick
Main Cast Member:
Naz Osmanoglu
Main Cast Member:
Jessica Ransom
Main Cast Member:
Adam Riches
Main Cast Member:
Tom Stourton
Additional Cast Member:
Louise Ford
Puppeteer:
John Eccleston
Voice Over:
Jon Culshaw
Director:
Ian Curtis
Director:
Simon Gibney
Series Producer:
Tom Miller
Executive Producer:
Bill Hobbins
Executive Producer:
Melissa Hardinge
Executive Producer:
Richard Bradley

Horrible Histories

Series 6

Episode 14: It's a Wicked World Special

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC Channel

Available for 3 months

A special episode of the historical sketch show, featuring ghastly Genghis Khan, the wise Confucius and a dance-off during a naval battle! Show more

Contributors

Main Cast Member:
Simon Farnaby
Main Cast Member:
Jalaal Hartley
Main Cast Member:
Jim Howick
Main Cast Member:
Naz Osmanoglu
Main Cast Member:
Jessica Ransom
Main Cast Member:
Adam Riches
Main Cast Member:
Tom Stourton
Additional Cast Member:
Sanjeev Bhaskar
Additional Cast Member:
Jason Lewis
Additional Cast Member:
Dan Li
Additional Cast Member:
Bhavna Limbachia
Additional Cast Member:
Dominique Moore
Additional Cast Member:
Giles Terera
Additional Cast Member:
Natalie Walter
Additional Cast Member:
Sophie Wu
Puppeteer:
John Eccleston
Voice Over:
Jon Culshaw
Director:
Ian Curtis
Director:
Simon Gibney
Series Producer:
Tom Miller
Executive Producer:
Bill Hobbins
Executive Producer:
Melissa Hardinge
Executive Producer:
Richard Bradley

Horrible Histories

Series 6

Episode 6: Horrid Henry VIII Special

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC Channel

Available for 3 months

Rowan Atkinson stars as the young King Henry VIII as he struggles with his boring dad, before becoming king and going through wives like most people go through toothbrushes. Show more

Contributors

Henry VIII:
Rowan Atkinson
Main Cast Member:
Simon Farnaby
Main Cast Member:
Jalaal Hartley
Main Cast Member:
Jim Howick
Main Cast Member:
Naz Osmanoglu
Main Cast Member:
Jessica Ransom
Main Cast Member:
Adam Riches
Main Cast Member:
Tom Stourton
Additional Cast Member:
Louise Ford
Additional Cast Member:
Katherine Jakeways
Additional Cast Member:
Dan Li
Puppeteer:
John Eccleston
Voice Over:
Jon Culshaw
Director:
Ian Curtis
Director:
Simon Gibney
Series Producer:
Tom Miller
Executive Producer:
Bill Hobbins
Executive Producer:
Melissa Hardinge
Executive Producer:
Richard Bradley

Horrible Histories

Series 6

Episode 5: Naughty Napoleon Special

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC HD

Available for 3 months

Historical sketch show. A special episode about the great French leader Napoleon Bonaparte, following his rise from humble beginnings to become the emperor of France. Show more

Contributors

Napoleon:
Jim Howick
Main Cast Member:
Jessica Ransom
Main Cast Member:
Simon Farnaby
Main Cast Member:
Jalaal Hartley
Main Cast Member:
Naz Osmanoglu
Main Cast Member:
Adam Riches
Main Cast Member:
Tom Stourton
Additional Cast Member:
Louise Ford
Additional Cast Member:
Sanjeev Bhaskar
Additional Cast Member:
Jason Lewis
Additional Cast Member:
Giles Terera
Additional Cast Member:
Natalie Walter
Puppeteer:
John Eccleston
Voice Over:
Jon Culshaw
Director:
Ian Curtis
Director:
Simon Gibney
Series Producer:
Tom Miller
Executive Producer:
Bill Hobbins
Executive Producer:
Melissa Hardinge
Executive Producer:
Richard Bradley

Horrible Histories

Series 6

Episode 7: Crafty Cleopatra Special

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC HD

Available for 3 months

Historical sketch show. Egyptian Queen Cleopatra clashes with her brother, seizes power and hooks up with great Roman leaders Julius Caesar and Mark Antony. Show more

Contributors

Main Cast Member:
Simon Farnaby
Main Cast Member:
Jalaal Hartley
Main Cast Member:
Jim Howick
Main Cast Member:
Naz Osmanoglu
Main Cast Member:
Jessica Ransom
Main Cast Member:
Adam Riches
Main Cast Member:
Tom Stourton
Additional Cast Member:
Sanjeev Bhaskar
Additional Cast Member:
Dan Li
Additional Cast Member:
Sophie Wu
Additional Cast Member:
Jason Lewis
Puppeteer:
John Eccleston
Voice Over:
Jon Culshaw
Director:
Ian Curtis
Director:
Simon Gibney
Series Producer:
Tom Miller
Executive Producer:
Bill Hobbins
Executive Producer:
Melissa Hardinge
Executive Producer:
Richard Bradley

Horrible Histories

Series 6

Episode 11: Tricky Queen Vicky Special

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC HD

Available for 3 months

Historical sketch show. Young Queen Victoria marries her true love Albert and has to put up with the open sewers at Buckingham Palace. Show more

Contributors

Queen Victoria:
Sarah Hadland
Main Cast Member:
Simon Farnaby
Main Cast Member:
Jalaal Hartley
Main Cast Member:
Jim Howick
Main Cast Member:
Naz Osmanoglu
Main Cast Member:
Jessica Ransom
Main Cast Member:
Adam Riches
Main Cast Member:
Tom Stourton
Additional Cast Member:
Sanjeev Bhaskar
Additional Cast Member:
Jason Lewis
Additional Cast Member:
Bhavna Limbachia
Puppeteer:
John Eccleston
Voice Over:
Jon Culshaw
Director:
Ian Curtis
Director:
Simon Gibney
Series Producer:
Tom Miller
Executive Producer:
Bill Hobbins
Executive Producer:
Melissa Hardinge
Executive Producer:
Richard Bradley

Horrible Histories

Series 6

Episode 13: Rotten Rulers Special

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC HD

Available for 3 months

Historical sketch show. Featuring naughty Napoleon annoying his Josephine and horrid Henry VIII getting married again. There's also a song from wily Winston Churchill. Show more

Contributors

Henry VIII:
Rowan Atkinson
William the Conqueror:
Kevin Eldon
Oliver Cromwell:
Lawry Lewin
King John:
Ben Miller
Alfred the Great:
Tom Rosenthal
Main Cast Member:
Simon Farnaby
Main Cast Member:
Jalaal Hartley
Main Cast Member:
Jim Howick
Main Cast Member:
Naz Osmanoglu
Main Cast Member:
Jessica Ransom
Main Cast Member:
Adam Riches
Main Cast Member:
Tom Stourton
Additional Cast Member:
Louise Ford
Additional Cast Member:
Katherine Jakeways
Additional Cast Member:
Giles Terera
Additional Cast Member:
Natalie Walter
Puppeteer:
John Eccleston
Voice Over:
Jon Culshaw
Director:
Ian Curtis
Director:
Simon Gibney
Series Producer:
Tom Miller
Executive Producer:
Bill Hobbins
Executive Producer:
Melissa Hardinge
Executive Producer:
Richard Bradley

Detectorists

Series 1

Episode 1

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 5 months

Comedy series about two friends who go in search of their hearts' desire with a couple of metal detectors. Lance and Andy embark on a journey towards the discovery of a lifetime. Show more

Detectorists

Series 1

Episode 2

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 5 months

Comedy series about two metal-detecting friends. Lance and Andy are on the trail of the holy grail of metal detecting - the final resting place of King Sexred of the East Saxons. Show more

Detectorists

Series 1

Episode 4

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 5 months

Comedy series about two metal-detecting friends. Terry announces he is standing down as leader of the DMDC, unleashing a bitter winner-takes-all scramble for presidential power. Show more