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Horrible Histories

Specials

Episode 1: Sensational Shakespeare

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC HD

Available for years

A special episode of the historical sketch show. A look at the life and times of William Shakespeare, from his humble beginnings to his success. Show more

Contributors

Main Cast Member:
Richard Atwill
Main Cast Member:
Richard David-Caine
Main Cast Member:
Jalaal Hartley
Main Cast Member:
Jessica Ransom
Main Cast Member:
Thom Tuck
Main Cast Member:
Gemma Whelan
Additional Cast Member:
Mel Giedroyc
Additional Cast Member:
Miles Jupp
Additional Cast Member:
Louise Ford
Additional Cast Member:
Daniel Lawrence Taylor
Additional Cast Member:
Dominique Moore
Additional Cast Member:
Natalie Walter
Additional Cast Member:
Jon Culshaw
Puppeteer:
John Eccleston
Producer:
Lisa Mitchell
Series Producer:
Tom Miller
Executive Producer:
Simon Welton
Executive Producer:
Richard Bradley
Writer:
Ben Ward
Writer:
Dave Cohen
Writer:
Danny Peak
Writer:
Steve Punt
Writer:
Joe Tucker

Horrible Histories

Specials

Episode 2: Staggering Storytellers

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC Channel

Available for years

A special episode of the historical sketch show, taking a look at some of literature's greatest works and history's wackiest writers. Show more

Contributors

Main Cast Memmber:
Tom Stourton
Main Cast Member:
Richard Atwill
Main Cast Member:
Richard David-Caine
Main Cast Member:
Jalaal Hartley
Main Cast Member:
Jessica Ransom
Main Cast Member:
Thom Tuck
Main Cast Member:
Gemma Whelan
Additional Cast Member:
Mel Giedroyc
Additional Cast Member:
Daniel Lawrence Taylor
Additional Cast Member:
Louise Ford
Additional Cast Member:
Dominique Moore
Additional Cast Member:
Natalie Walter
Additional Cast Member:
Jon Culshaw
Puppeteer:
John Eccleston
Producer:
Lisa Mitchell
Series Producer:
Tom Miller
Executive Producer:
Simon Welton
Executive Producer:
Richard Bradley
Writer:
Ben Ward
Writer:
Dave Cohen
Writer:
Danny Peak

Horrible Histories

Specials

Episode 3: The Grisly Great Fire of London

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC HD

Available for years

On the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London, Horrible Histories looks at the disaster and the events that surrounded it. Show more

Contributors

Main Cast Member:
Tom Stourton
Main Cast Member:
Richard Atwill
Main Cast Member:
Richard David-Caine
Main Cast Member:
Jalaal Hartley
Main Cast Member:
Jessica Ransom
Main Cast Member:
Thom Tuck
Main Cast Member:
Gemma Whelan
Additional Cast Member:
Mel Giedroyc
Additional Cast Member:
Daniel Lawrence Taylor
Additional Cast Member:
Robert Webb
Additional Cast Member:
Dominique Moore
Additional Cast Member:
Natalie Walter
Additional Cast Member:
Jon Culshaw
Puppeteer:
John Eccleston
Producer:
Lisa Mitchell
Series Producer:
Tom Miller
Executive Producer:
Simon Welton
Executive Producer:
Richard Bradley
Writer:
Ben Ward
Writer:
Steve Punt
Writer:
Joe Tucker
Writer:
Danny Peak
Writer:
Dave Cohen

Horrible Histories

Series 9

Gruesome Guide to Growing Up

First broadcast: on CBBC HDLatest broadcast: on CBBC HD

Available for years

Horrible Histories delves into the not-so-easy lives of children throughout history. Show more

Contributors

Various:
Tom Stourton
Various:
Gemma Whelan
Various:
Verona Rose
Additional Voices:
Emily Lloyd-Saini
Singing Child:
Esmay Francis
Singing Child:
Jay-Jay Prince
Singing Child:
Lily Gaffney
Writer:
Ben Ward
Director:
Matt Holt
Series Editor:
Simon Wilson
Series Producer:
Lisa Mitchell
Executive Producer:
Simon Welton
Executive Producer:
Richard Bradley
Executive Producer:
Melissa Hardinge

Horrible Histories

Series 7

Episode 9: Revolting Russian Revolutions

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC Channel

Available for 11 months

Sketch comedy series. Tsar Nicholas II gives tips for survival in Russia's extreme climate, and Lenin provides advice on how to look good after death. Show more

Horrible Histories

Series 9

Protesting with Pankhurst

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC Channel

Available for years

Protests about inequality or environmental damage are common today, but how have people protested in the past? Emmeline Pankhurst is our guide through this history of protest. Show more

Horrible Histories

Series 7

Episode 1: Monstrous Musicians

First broadcast: on CBBC HDLatest broadcast: on CBBC HD

Available for 11 months

From the earliest screeches of the neanderthal, right through to Jimi Hendrix burning his guitar, Rattus Rattus guides us through the story of music making. Show more

Horrible Histories

Series 7

Episode 2: Exceptional Explorers

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC HD

Available for 11 months

A special episode looking at explorers, from the Vikings' first small steps on American soil to humankind's first giant leaps on the moon. Show more

Horrible Histories

Series 7

Episode 10: Horrid Health

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC HD

Available for 11 months

Sketch comedy series. A look at the hideous history of health, from the invention of toilet paper to the healthy origins of the cornflake. Show more

Horrible Histories

Series 7

Episode 14: Awesome Ancient Civilisations Special

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC HD

Available for 11 months

Sketch comedy series. A guide to ancient civilizations, featuring new sketches about Alexander the Great's first kiss. Show more

Horrible Histories

Series 7

Episode 4: Atrocious Artists

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC HD

Available for 11 months

A look at some of history's greatest artists, from the first images painted onto the walls of caves through to Chris Ofili's work with elephant dung. Show more

Horrible Histories

Series 8

Bizarre Beasts

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC HD

Available for years

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

Contributors

Narrator:
Jon Culshaw
Various:
Mike Wozniak
Director:
Matt Lamont
Series Producer:
Lisa Mitchell
Executive Producer:
Steve Connelly
Executive Producer:
Richard Bradley
Executive Producer:
Melissa Hardinge
Executive Producer:
Simon Welton

Horrible Histories

Series 8

Moon Mayhem

First broadcast: on CBBC HDLatest broadcast: on CBBC HD

Available for years

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

Contributors

Narrator:
Jon Culshaw
Various:
Mike Wozniak
Director:
Matt Lamont
Series Producer:
Lisa Mitchell
Executive Producer:
Steve Connelly
Executive Producer:
Richard Bradley
Executive Producer:
Melissa Hardinge
Executive Producer:
Simon Welton

Horrible Histories

Series 8

Putrid Politics

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC HD

Available for years

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

Contributors

Narrator:
Jon Culshaw
Various:
Mike Wozniak
Director:
Matt Lamont
Series Producer:
Lisa Mitchell
Executive Producer:
Steve Connelly
Executive Producer:
Richard Bradley
Executive Producer:
Melissa Hardinge
Executive Producer:
Simon Welton

Horrible Histories

Series 7

Episode 3: Ridiculous Romantics

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC Channel

Available for 11 months

Horrible Histories charts the path towards true love. Henry VIII enlists the help of maitre d' Fred Sirieix as he tries to find the right wife. Show more

Horrible Histories

Series 7

Episode 6: Ingenious Inventors

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC HD

Available for 11 months

A look at some of history's most ingenious inventors, as we take in everything from the invention of the wheel to the crisp. Show more

Horrible Histories

Series 7

Episode 13: Savage Song Special

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC HD

Available for 11 months

Sketch comedy series. Horrible Histories presents a collection of some of history's finest songs, as Rattus attempts to put together his own festival. Show more

Horrible Histories

Series 8

Heroic Home Front

First broadcast: on CBBC HDLatest broadcast: on CBBC HD

Available for years

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

Contributors

Narrator:
Jon Culshaw
Various:
Mike Wozniak
Director:
Matt Lamont
Series Producer:
Lisa Mitchell