Horrible Histories is back for a fifth series and it’s even more disgusting and more rotten than ever.
Rattus Rattus, the Horrible Histories talking rat, guides you on a romp through the ages from the Savage Stone Age right through to the all-new Troublesome Twentieth Century, via Rotten Romans, Terrible Tudors, Vile Victorians and even through the Woeful Second World War.
Bringing the past to life with brilliant sketches, songs, cartoons and quizzes, the Bafta-nominated Horrible Histories is packed full of shocking facts, bonkers beliefs, crazy inventions, foul food, and gruesome punishments. You’ll laugh at the sketches, then laugh again when you find out - it’s all true!
All your favourite features are back, including ‘Stupid Deaths’, the ‘Bob Reports’, and ‘Historical Apprentice’. But Series Five brings you so much more.
‘Three cheers for the return of this factual but funny series. History hasn’t been this much fun since the last series finished’
THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
THE MAIL ON SUNDAY
‘This is superior edutainment’
‘There’s nothing kids like quite so much as violence and horror which is why Horrible Histories has been such a success’
'a boundary-pushing sketch show … more laughs than most post-watershed comedies …a comic gem.'
'One of the best shows anywhere'
'Slapstick gags and hilarious pastiches disguising useful educational content … our favourite take on British history … We wish history had been taught like this in our day!'
THE SUNDAY TIMES
'An attention grabbing mix of the wilder parts of history … The best bit? An accident prone Home Guard. With just three characters, it summarises both an institution and Dad’s Army in a single sketch.'
'I’m not as good an actor as I am a writer' (Terry Deary)
Broadcaster: BBC One, CBBC
TX Date: May 2013
Total Episodes: Total: 71
Previous Series: Series 1 - (13 x 30)
Series 2 - (13 x 30)
Series 3 - (14 x 30)
Series 4 - (15 x 30)
Series 5 - (16 x 30)
Duration: 30 mins
Executive Producer(s): Richard Bradley
Useful Links: Horrible Histories
Horrible Histories Series One on DVD
Starring: Mathew Baynton, Simon Farnaby, Martha Howe-Douglas, Jim Howick, Laurence Rickard, Ben Willbond, Katy Wix
Production Manager: Laura Steele-Perkins, Patsy Blades
Series Development: Dominic Brigstocke
Producer: Giles Pilbrow
Series Producer: Caroline Norris