Horrible Histories with Stephen Fry

Stephen Fry hand picks the very best sketches from Series 1 and 2 of the BAFTA & British Comedy Award-winning Horrible Histories.

This hilarious romp through history is jam-packed full of shocking facts, bonkers beliefs, crazy inventions, foul food, and gruesome punishments.  It’s history at its horribilist!

Rattus Rattus, the Horrible Histories talking rat, guides you through the ages from the Savage Stone Age to the all-new Troublesome Twentieth Century,  via Rotten Romans, Terrible Tudors, Vile Victorians and even the Woeful Second World War.

Brilliant sketches, songs, cartoons and quizzes, as well as favourite features such as Stupid Deaths, the Bob Reports and Historical Apprentice,  the BAFTA Aaward-winning Horrible Histories will make you laugh out loud!

Horrible Histories with Stephen Fry features handpicked sketches from Series 1 and 2 - Shakespeare appears on Mastermind, King Charles II raps about his party lifestyle and  we find out what it would be like if there was a Georgian ‘Wife Swap’ and a Roman ‘Come Dine With Me’.

It’s Horrible Histories for the whole family!

Production Information

Broadcaster: BBC One

TX Date: April 2011

Format: 6 x 30

Also see: HH: Horrible Histories, HH: Gory Games and Horrible Histories Special: Sensational Shakespeare



Executive Producer(s):

Richard Bradley


Stephen Fry