Horrible Histories

16 x30 mins

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.

Press:

RADIO TIMES

‘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

Educational Silliness’

THE MAIL ON SUNDAY

‘This is superior edutainment’

SUNDAY EXPRESS

‘There’s nothing kids like quite so much as violence and horror which is why Horrible Histories has been such a success

TELEGRAPH

'a boundary-pushing sketch show … more laughs than most post-watershed comedies …a comic gem.'

RADIO TIMES

'One of the best shows anywhere'

TV TIMES

'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.'

THE TIMES

'I’m not as good an actor as I am a writer' (Terry Deary)



Production Information

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

Buy Merchandise:
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