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Series 5 - Episode 4

Horrible Histories - Series 5 - Episode 4

Historical sketch show. Featuring the rather eccentric Georgian philosopher Jeremy Bentham and super-rich Roman politician Crassus, who raps about his blinging lifestyle.

29-02-2024

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Series 5 - Episode 1

Horrible Histories - Series 5 - Episode 1

Historical sketch show. The Saxon gods form an unlikely team of superheroes and Rosa Parks sings about her struggle for equality.

26-02-2024

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Series 10: 8. Gory Greek Myths

Horrible Histories - Series 10: 8. Gory Greek Myths

From the Trojan Horse, to Jason and his Argonauts going to find the Golden Fleece, and Zeus going on historical first dates as an ant, Horrible Histories presents mythical mayhe ...

23-02-2024

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Series 9: 5. Dastardly Dance

Horrible Histories - Series 9: 5. Dastardly Dance

Strictly’s Shirley Ballas joins Rattus for a waltz through the history of dance, with Bruno Tonioli as Nero, who had his dance teacher killed, and Queen Vic’s Highla ...

23-02-2024

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Series 9: 4. Precious Planet

Horrible Histories - Series 9: 4. Precious Planet

Charles Darwin presents a special show, as Horrible Histories takes a timely look at our planet and how we’ve behaved towards it throughout history.\n\nWe look at how we&r ...

22-02-2024

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Series 9: 1. British Black History

Horrible Histories - Series 9: 1. British Black History

Horrible Histories charts the contribution of Black people to British life throughout history. How did African soldiers come to be guarding Hadrian’s Wall? Why was a West ...

21-02-2024

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Animated Specials: 1. Gruesome Guide To Growing Up

Horrible Histories - Animated Specials: 1. Gruesome Guide To Growing Up

Life wasn’t always fun for children in the past. Horrible Histories delves into the not-so-easy lives of children throughout history, from the strict parenting of ancient ...

20-02-2024

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Series 10: 7. Radical Renaissance

Horrible Histories - Series 10: 7. Radical Renaissance

Legendary artists Da Vinci and Michelangelo are the guides for a journey through one of history’s most creative, and sometimes weirdest, periods.

20-02-2024

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Series 9: 2. Protesting With Pankhurst

Horrible Histories - Series 9: 2. Protesting With Pankhurst

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, f ...

19-02-2024

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Series 10: 6. Ruinous Rivals

Horrible Histories - Series 10: 6. Ruinous Rivals

From warring brothers to farting mothers, Horrible Histories presents some of the biggest, best and worst rivalries throughout time. Guest starring Rosie Jones, Fred Sirieix and ...

19-02-2024

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Series 10: 5. Hideous Homes

Horrible Histories - Series 10: 5. Hideous Homes

From how Henry VIII had the most comfortable poo possible, to finding out which bit of his house Charles Dickens called The Demon - take a tour of horrible homes through history.

16-02-2024

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Series 10: 4. Gruesome Gunpowder Plot

Horrible Histories - Series 10: 4. Gruesome Gunpowder Plot

Horrible Histories presents the sometimes-ludicrous story of Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot.

15-02-2024

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Series 10: 2. Nhs 75th Birthday Special

Horrible Histories - Series 10: 2. Nhs 75th Birthday Special

How did the NHS come into being? When was the first kidney transplant? Is half a chicken actually a cure for anything? Find out as comedian and former psychiatric nurse Jo Brand ...

13-02-2024

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Series 10: 1. Daft Dads

Horrible Histories - Series 10: 1. Daft Dads

In honour of Father’s Day, Horrible Histories takes a look at some of history’s daftest dads, featuring Henry VIII, Charles Dickens, William the Conqueror and Joseph ...

12-02-2024

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Series 9: 8. Infectious Influencers

Horrible Histories - Series 9: 8. Infectious Influencers

From Cleopatra’s hairdo to Elizabeth I’s flushing loo, meet history’s biggest Influencers.

28-01-2024

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Series 9: 7. Foul Feasting

Horrible Histories - Series 9: 7. Foul Feasting

Horrible Histories serves up the history of foul feasting, from Stone Age lentils to Queen Victoria’s anti-fart bread.

21-01-2024

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Specials: 'orrible Opera

Horrible Histories - Specials: 'orrible Opera

Henry VIII, Queen Victoria and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart are our hosts for a special live concert as part of the BBC Proms season at London’s Royal Albert Hall, introducing ...

13-01-2024

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Series 9: 3. Cracking Christmas

Horrible Histories - Series 9: 3. Cracking Christmas

Horrible Histories brings you a cracking Christmas special, delving into the origins of the festive season.

24-12-2023

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Series 4 - Episode 12

Horrible Histories - Series 4 - Episode 12

Historical sketch show. A Victorian woman books a ticket on a very odd railway, and a modern patient is (mis)treated by a Roman dentist.

21-12-2023

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Series 4 - Episode 11

Horrible Histories - Series 4 - Episode 11

Historical sketch show. Dr Culpeper invites us all to his highly unhealthy health spa, a Crusader knight competes on Historical MasterChef.

20-12-2023

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Series 4 - Episode 10

Horrible Histories - Series 4 - Episode 10

Historical sketch show. A Saxon joins a modern dating agency, and there is a surprise in store for the people on Victorian Wife Swap.

19-12-2023

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Series 4 - Episode 9

Horrible Histories - Series 4 - Episode 9

Historical sketch show. King Edward III gets married in a building site, while Julius Caesar reveals his not very secret tips on hiding baldness.

18-12-2023

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Series 4 - Episode 8

Horrible Histories - Series 4 - Episode 8

Historical sketch show. Emperor Nero visits the victims of the Great Fire of Rome and some Crusaders attend a training course on how to fight weird monsters.

15-12-2023

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Series 4 - Episode 3

Horrible Histories - Series 4 - Episode 3

Historical sketch show. Queen Elizabeth I goes online dating, Greek philosopher Socrates foils his own rescue from prison, and Emicho of the Rhineland goes crusading.

12-12-2023

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Series 4 - Episode 2

Horrible Histories - Series 4 - Episode 2

Historical sketch show. Henry VIII appears on a TV show hoping to raise money from his antique abbeys. Also, Charles Darwin sings about his theory of natural selection.

11-12-2023

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Series 4 - Episode 1

Horrible Histories - Series 4 - Episode 1

Historical sketch show. Dick Whittington pitches a movie about his life, and some German bomber pilots find an unfortunate use for a tourist guidebook to Britain.

07-12-2023

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Series 3 - Episode 12

Horrible Histories - Series 3 - Episode 12

Historical sketch show. The people of Strasbourg are afflicted with 'dance fever' and HHTV presenter Fearne Polyester reports from a bizarre Greek festival.

05-12-2023

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Series 3 - Episode 11

Horrible Histories - Series 3 - Episode 11

Historical sketch show. A pirate chef disgusts the judges of Historical Masterchef and a stone age inventor appears on Dragons' Den.

04-12-2023

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Series 3 - Episode 9

Horrible Histories - Series 3 - Episode 9

Historical sketch show. The Vikings launch an advert, Queen Elizabeth I surprises her court with some very odd laws and the Aztec priests sing their gruesome disco song.

30-11-2023

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Series 3: Episode 8

Horrible Histories - Series 3: Episode 8

HHTV reporter Mike Peabody gets caught up in the French Revolution, Henry VIII enjoys a highly dangerous sport for children, Saxon king Ethelred the Unready suffers online bully ...

29-11-2023

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Series 3 - Episode 7

Horrible Histories - Series 3 - Episode 7

Historical sketch show. Robert Walpole struggles to talk to England's German king and a Scottish sportsman attacks dead cows in the Highland Games.

28-11-2023

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Series 3 - Episode 6

Horrible Histories - Series 3 - Episode 6

Historical sketch show. Henry VIII promotes his all meat, no vegetables diet plan, and Admiral Nelson confuses everyone with his last words.

27-11-2023

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Series 8: 5. Fearsome Families

Horrible Histories - Series 8: 5. Fearsome Families

Families - sometimes you love them, sometimes you bicker with them, and sometimes you marry them off to consolidate your power in Europe. Welcome to a look at some of history&rs ...

26-11-2023

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Series 3 - Episode 5

Horrible Histories - Series 3 - Episode 5

Historical sketch show. A Welsh prince from the Middle Ages has a very stupid death, and Queen Cleopatra sings about her femme fatale reputation.

24-11-2023

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Series 3 - Episode 4

Horrible Histories - Series 3 - Episode 4

Historical sketch show. A modern detective tries to solve a series of murders in Emperor Caligula's house, King George IV meets his dead relatives and other historical high jinks.

23-11-2023

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Series 3 - Episode 3

Horrible Histories - Series 3 - Episode 3

Historical sketch show. A confused World War I soldier spends his first day in the trenches and the Welsh women of Fishguard defeat a French invasion without even trying.

22-11-2023

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Series 3 - Episode 2

Horrible Histories - Series 3 - Episode 2

Historical sketch show. Some medieval knights discover the most disgusting way to attack a castle and a Georgian goes shopping in a modern pet shop.

21-11-2023

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Series 3 - Episode 1

Horrible Histories - Series 3 - Episode 1

Historical sketch show. Including an annoying French prankster from the Middle Ages, and what happens when Queen Elizabeth I needs the toilet.

20-11-2023

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Series 7: 15. Terrible Tudor Special

Horrible Histories - Series 7: 15. Terrible Tudor Special

Chop, chop, it's the Horrible Histories' Terrible Tudors Special, with everything you need to know about history's most famous family. Featuring a never-before-seen sketch with ...

19-11-2023

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Series 2 - Episode 12

Horrible Histories - Series 2 - Episode 12

Historical sketch show. How to paint like a caveman, World War II codebreakers forget their own code, and Henry VIII challenges the King of France to a smackdown!

17-11-2023

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Series 7: 14. Awesome Ancient Civilisations Special

Horrible Histories - Series 7: 14. Awesome Ancient Civilisations Special

Horrible Histories presents our guide to Ancient Civilizations, featuring new sketches about Alexander the Great's first kiss, Emperor Nero's greatest hits, and how double parki ...

12-11-2023

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Series 5 - Frightful First World War

Horrible Histories - Series 5 - Frightful First World War

Bob Hale and Rattus Rattus guide viewers through the horrible history of 1914-18. Featuring the soldiers, civilians, suffragettes and even kings who were caught up in the fighting.

12-11-2023

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Series 7: 13. Savage Song Special

Horrible Histories - Series 7: 13. Savage Song Special

Horrible Histories presents a collection of some of history's finest songs, as Rattus attempts to put together his own festival (the delightfully named Glastonsmelly). From sing ...

05-11-2023

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Series 2: Episode 2

Horrible Histories - Series 2: Episode 2

A pirate captain regrets stealing a herd of seasick cows, a Georgian sportsman invents a whole new way of boxing, King Charles II raps about his party lifestyle, and the Georgia ...

19-10-2023

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Series 1 - Episode 1

Horrible Histories - Series 1 - Episode 1

Historical sketch show. A pirate captain worries about an early bedtime, a soldier from World War I struggles to cook with fake food and the four King Georges form a boyband.

02-10-2023

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Series 5 - Song Special

Horrible Histories - Series 5 - Song Special

Historical sketch show. Some of history's greatest characters serenade us with tales of their lives. Featuring the all-conquering Alexander the Great.

19-09-2023

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Series 5: Episode 12

Horrible Histories - Series 5: Episode 12

Featuring a female dinosaur expert who sells seashells down on the seashore, Brian the handsome scientist reveals the weird wonders of the Greek Universe, TV's fastest-talking p ...

18-09-2023

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Series 5 - Episode 11

Horrible Histories - Series 5 - Episode 11

Historical sketch show. Prime Ministers Neville Chamberlain and Winston Churchill argue online over what to do about Adolf Hitler.

15-09-2023

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Series 5 - Episode 10

Horrible Histories - Series 5 - Episode 10

Historical sketch show. There is a right royal squabble over who should rule medieval England.

14-09-2023

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Series 5 - Episode 9

Horrible Histories - Series 5 - Episode 9

Historical sketch show. Mighty Egyptian Pharaoh, Ramesses II, meets some smelly peasants on Historical Wife Swap.

13-09-2023

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Series 5 - Episode 8

Horrible Histories - Series 5 - Episode 8

Historical sketch show. A Celtic farmer isn't terribly keen on plans for Hadrian's Wall, and the brainy pioneers of transportation sing about their inventions.

12-09-2023

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Series 5 - Episode 7

Horrible Histories - Series 5 - Episode 7

Historical sketch show. Roman emperor Caesar Augustus reveals the lazy secret of his success, and TV's most excitable reporter, Bob Hale, explains the very complex history of WW2.

11-09-2023

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Series 5 - Episode 6

Horrible Histories - Series 5 - Episode 6

Historical sketch show. Queen Victoria's coronation doesn't go quite as planned, while George IV pulls out all the stops to impress his guests on Historical Come Dine With Me.

08-09-2023

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Series 10: 3. Foul Football

Horrible Histories - Series 10: 3. Foul Football

In honour of the Women’s World Cup, legendary Lioness Jill Scott is joined by Rattus for a journey through the history of the beautiful game.\n\nAlthough football as we kn ...

19-07-2023

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Series 3 - Episode 10

Horrible Histories - Series 3 - Episode 10

Historical sketch show. First World War soldiers try some unusual ways to cure frostbite in the winter. Also, the not-at-all romantic movie starring William the Conqueror.

17-07-2023

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Sport Special

Horrible Histories - Sport Special

All the top sporting action from the past, including Emperor Nero and Jesse Owens singing the history of the Olympics.

14-07-2023

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Series 8: 11. Outrageous Olympics

Horrible Histories - Series 8: 11. Outrageous Olympics

Alex Scott joins Rattus for a sport-themed special. Mary Queen of Scots goes grief-golfing, the H2 Freestylers take on a whole village, and sports-mad Henry VIII sings Get Sweaty.

14-07-2023

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