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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.

24-11-2020

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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.

20-11-2020

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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-talk ...

19-11-2020

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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.

18-11-2020

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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.

17-11-2020

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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.

13-11-2020

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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 ...

12-11-2020

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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 ...

11-11-2020

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Series 8: 9. Heroic Home Front

Horrible Histories - Series 8: 9. Heroic Home Front

Marking the eightieth anniversary of the outbreak of World War II, Horrible Histories looks at how the war affected those left back home in the UK, on the home front. \n\nWe sta ...

09-11-2020

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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.

07-11-2020

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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.

06-11-2020

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Series 8: 15. Beastly Bodily Functions Special

Horrible Histories - Series 8: 15. Beastly Bodily Functions Special

Doctors Chris and Xand van Tulleken join Rattus for a selection of old and new sketches relating to bodies.

06-11-2020

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Series 8: 14. Fantastic Firsts Special

Horrible Histories - Series 8: 14. Fantastic Firsts Special

A special show featuring some of history’s greatest firsts, including the first ever library, Olympic Games, people on the moon and rat roller-skating on TV!

05-11-2020

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Series 8: 13. Holly H Song Special

Horrible Histories - Series 8: 13. Holly H Song Special

Rattus has launched his own radio station (‘BBC Radio Number Two’) and who better to advise him on the songs he should be playing than social media star Holly H? Tog ...

04-11-2020

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Series 8: 12. Mayflower Malarkey

Horrible Histories - Series 8: 12. Mayflower Malarkey

Washington, Jefferson, Queen Elizabeth I, social media sensation Zack Septic-Tank and a host of plucky Puritans star in a show marking 400 years since the Mayflower’s famo ...

03-11-2020

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Series 8: 10. Fierce Females

Horrible Histories - Series 8: 10. Fierce Females

A show celebrating some of history’s greatest and most formidable females. We begin with ancient tales of the Scythians – incredible warrior women who were part of t ...

02-11-2020

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Series 7: 12. Deadly Dynasties

Horrible Histories - Series 7: 12. Deadly Dynasties

A look at the deadliest dynasties and how they came to, and then held on to, power. Witness Aggrippina's deadly recipes for success and Napoleon's needy sister, how th ...

28-10-2020

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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 do ...

27-10-2020

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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.

24-10-2020

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Top 5: Black History Month With Oti Mabuse

Horrible Histories - Top 5: Black History Month With Oti Mabuse

In celebration of Black History Month, Oti Mabuse brings you a selection of Horrible Histories sketches and songs featuring Rosa Parks, Civil War spy Mary Bowser, pioneering box ...

24-10-2020

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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-se ...

23-10-2020

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Series 7: 11. Formidable Florence Nightingale

Horrible Histories - Series 7: 11. Formidable Florence Nightingale

Horrible Histories pays tribute to Formidable Florence Nightingale, The Lady with the Lamp (just don't let Florence hear you calling her that!) The programme charts how Flo ...

22-10-2020

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Series 8: 8. Putrid Politics

Horrible Histories - Series 8: 8. Putrid Politics

Rattus has formed ‘The Demoratic Party’, and has enlisted the help of a political advisor - Dani Dyer - to help him rise to political power. Although Dani may be a s ...

22-10-2020

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Series 8: 7. Moon Mayhem

Horrible Histories - Series 8: 7. Moon Mayhem

Comedian and space nerd Dara O Briain joins Rattus as guest host for a special show that marks the anniversary of the 1969 moon landings.\n\nFor generations, we have looked to t ...

21-10-2020

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Series 8: 6. Bizarre Beasts

Horrible Histories - Series 8: 6. Bizarre Beasts

A look at some of the various ways in which, throughout history, humans have lived with, worked with, and interacted with animals - from the very first socialising with wolves t ...

20-10-2020

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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 ...

19-10-2020

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Series 8: 4. Mind Your Manners

Horrible Histories - Series 8: 4. Mind Your Manners

Rattus is panicking, as the Rat Queen is visiting the sewer and he has no idea how to behave nicely around royalty! Not only that, if he can somehow appear attractive to the Que ...

16-10-2020

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Series 8: 3. Chaotic Collabs

Horrible Histories - Series 8: 3. Chaotic Collabs

History is filled with tales of great minds coming together, and collaborating, to achieve incredible things. It’s also full of idiots working together to create an unholy ...

15-10-2020

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Series 8: 2. Fashion Faux Pas

Horrible Histories - Series 8: 2. Fashion Faux Pas

From the ancient Egyptians pioneering smelling good (a heady mix of fat and perfume plonked on your head, so that it would gradually melt throughout the day and make you smell a ...

14-10-2020

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Series 8: 1. Queen Vic's Home Vids

Horrible Histories - Series 8: 1. Queen Vic's Home Vids

Did you know that the Victorians invented films? Not only that, but one of the first stars of the moving image was Queen Victoria! Using real footage recently restored by the BF ...

13-10-2020

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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.

10-10-2020

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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 ...

09-10-2020

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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.

23-09-2020

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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.

22-09-2020

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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.

21-09-2020

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Series 3 - Episode 8

Horrible Histories - Series 3 - Episode 8

Historical sketch show. Saxon king Ethelred the Unready suffers online bullying from the Vikings and the suffragettes set the record straight in song.

18-09-2020

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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.

17-09-2020

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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.

15-09-2020

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Series 4 - Episode 4

Horrible Histories - Series 4 - Episode 4

Historical sketch show. HHTV's war reporter Mike Peabody regrets his decision to cover the Norman Siege of Palermo, and the Pilgrim Fathers rap about Jamestown in America.

12-09-2020

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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.

11-09-2020

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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 ...

10-09-2020

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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.

08-09-2020

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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.

07-09-2020

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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.

05-09-2020

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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.

29-08-2020

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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.

22-08-2020

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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.

08-08-2020

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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.

03-07-2020

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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.

22-05-2020

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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.

21-05-2020

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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.

12-03-2020

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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.

10-03-2020

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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.

09-03-2020

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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.

10-01-2020

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