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!
Broadcaster: BBC One/CBBC
TX Date: January 2011
Format: 84 x 30
TX Date: Feb & May 2015
Format: 1 x 30 (Magna Carta Special) & 12 x30 & 1 x 30 (Song Compilation)
TX Date: May 2013
Format: 12 x 30 & 2 x 30 (Song and Romance Specials) & 1 x 40 (Frightful First World War Special)
TX Date: April 2012
Format: 12 x 30 & 3 x30 (Song, Sports and Scary Specials)
TX Date: May 2011
Format: 12 x 30 & 1x 30 (Song Compilation)
Horrible Histories with Stephen Fry:
TX Date: June 2011
Format: 6 x 30
Horrible Histories Horrible Christmas:
TX Date: December 2010
Format: 1 x 30
TX Date: May 2010
Format: 12 x 30 & 1 x 30 (Song Compilation)
TX Date: April 2009
Format: 13 x 30
Website: BBC- Horrible Histories
Rowan Atkinson, Chris Addison, David Baddiel, Terry Deary, Mark Gatiss, Tanni Grey-Thompson, Dave Lamb, Al Murray, Steve Pemberton, Steve Punt, Reece Shearsmith, Meera Syal, Amir Khan, Jermain Defoe, Mathew Baynton, Simon Farnaby, Martha Howe-Douglas, Jim Howick, Laurence Rickard, Ben Willbond, Susie Donkin, Rhashan Stone, Katy Wix and George Sawyer, Sarah Hadland, Lawry Lewin, Katy Wix, Jon Culshaw, Dave Lamb, Jess Robinson, Dominque Moore
‘This is superior edutainment.’
'One of the best shows anywhere.'
‘There’s nothing kids like quite so much as violence and horror which is why Horrible Histories has been such a success.’
‘Three cheers for the return of this factual but funny series. History hasn’t been this much fun since the last series finished.’
'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.'
'a boundary-pushing sketch show … more laughs than most post-watershed comedies …a comic gem.'
'I’m not as good an actor as I am a writer.' (Terry Deary)
'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!'
Awards & Nominations
Kidscreen Awards 2014
Programming-Kids Catagory: Best Non-Animated or Mixed Series (Kids Category, Best Acting, Best Writing - Win
Broadcast Digital Awards 2014
Series 5 / Best Scripted Programme - Nom
BAFTA Children’s Awards 2013
Best Comedy - Win
Kidscreen Awards 2012
Best Acting - Win
Kidscreen Awards 2012
Best Writing - Win
British Comedy Award 2011
Best Sketch Show - Win
Digital Broadcast Award 2011
Best Use of Interactive - Win
History Makers Award 2011
Best Interactive Production - Win
RTS Award 2011
Best Children’s Programme - Win
AIB Award 2010
Best Children’s Factual Programme or Series - Win
BIMA Award 2010
Best Game - Nom