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Horrible Histories (2009–2019)

TV Series | 28 min | Comedy, Family, History

A group of British comedians show the sides of history they don't teach you in school. From the 'Savage Stone Age' to the 'Troublesome 20th Century', you see the full side to history.
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Updated Jun 26, 2015

Release date (First episode)
Apr 2009 (United Kingdom)

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81 cast members
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Jim Howick
Various / Henry II / Mr. H / Napoleon Various / Henry II / Mr. H / Napoleon   See fewer
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Simon Farnaby
Various / Death / William the Conquerer Various / Death / William the Conquerer   See fewer
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Mathew Baynton
Various Various   See fewer
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39
Martha Howe-Douglas
Various / Elizabeth 1 Various / Elizabeth 1   See fewer
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Ben Willbond
Various / Henry Viii Various / Henry Viii   See fewer
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39
Laurence Rickard
Various Various   See fewer
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Jon Culshaw
Additional Voices / Various Additional Voices / Various   See fewer
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23
Sarah Hadland
Various / Dodgy War Inventions Various / Dodgy War Inventions   See fewer
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19
Jalaal Hartley
Various Various   See fewer
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Dominique Moore
Various / Malorie Blackman Various / Malorie Blackman   See fewer
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Jess Robinson
Additional Voices / Various Additional Voices / Various   See fewer
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David Baddiel
Vincenso Larfoff Vincenso Larfoff   See fewer
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15
Lawry Lewin
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Alexander Richardson
Background Background   See fewer
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Alice Lowe
Various Various   See fewer
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Meera Syal
Storyteller Storyteller   See fewer
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10
Jessica Ransom
Various Various   See fewer
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Katy Wix
Various Various   See fewer
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9
Javone Prince
Various Various   See fewer
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Tom Stourton
Various Various   See fewer
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Susie Donkin
Various Various   See fewer
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Matthew Fenton
Various Various   See fewer
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9
Dave Lamb
Come Dine With Me Presenter Come Dine With Me Presenter   See fewer
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9
Reece Shearsmith
Hollywood Producer #1 Hollywood Producer #1   See fewer
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9
Lisa Devlin
Various Various   See fewer
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8
Jason Lewis
Various Various   See fewer
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Natalie Walter
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6
Gemma Whelan
Various Various   See fewer
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Giles Terera
Various Various   See fewer
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Chris Luck
Faught w. wallace / Hannibal Sketch / Knight / Roman / Viking Faught w. wallace / Hannibal Sketch / Knight / Roman / Viking   See fewer
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Adam Riches
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Rhashan Stone
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Michael Abubakar
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James McNicholas
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Bertie Gilbert
2009 / 2010 / 2011 2009 / 2010 / 2011   See fewer
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John Eccleston
Puppeteer / Rattus Rattus Puppeteer / Rattus Rattus   See fewer
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Naz Osmanoglu
Various Various   See fewer
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Harrie Hayes
Various Various   See fewer
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Steve Punt
Various Various   See fewer
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David Lanco
Rattus Rattus' Voice Rattus Rattus' Voice   See fewer
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Louise Ford
Various Various   See fewer
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George Sawyer
Various Various   See fewer
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Deborah Wise
Team Homo Sapien Cavegirl / Victorian Slum Dweller - Wife Swap Team Homo Sapien Cavegirl / Victorian Slum Dweller - Wife Swap   See fewer
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Sanjeev Bhaskar
Singing Greek God / Various Singing Greek God / Various   See fewer
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Dan Li
Various Various   See fewer
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Ben Miller
King John King John   See fewer
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Alexei Sayle
Dr. Ushma Dr. Ushma   See fewer
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Steven Hopwood
Amputee slave Amputee slave   See fewer
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1
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Allin Kempthorne
Israel Hands Israel Hands   See fewer
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Scott Brooker
Rattus Rattus Rattus Rattus   See fewer
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Ceri Jerome
Suffragette Suffragette   See fewer
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Christian Wolf-La'Moy
Victorian gentleman Victorian gentleman   See fewer
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Craig Izzard
Cavalier Soldier Cavalier Soldier   See fewer
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Carl Nortey
Sailor Sailor   See fewer
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Andrew Sykes
The Caveman The Caveman   See fewer
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Yasmin Ogbu
Cleopatra Dancer Cleopatra Dancer   See fewer
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Rowan Atkinson
Henry VIII Henry VIII   See fewer
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Kathryn Drysdale
Cleopatra Cleopatra   See fewer
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Tom Rosenthal
Alfred the Great Alfred the Great   See fewer
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Lorna Watson
Various Various   See fewer
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Mel Giedroyc
Actress Actress   See fewer
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Pete Nata
Egyptian Harp Player Egyptian Harp Player   See fewer
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Chris Wilson
Pirate Pirate   See fewer
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Tia Gatwood
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Dara O Briain
Various Various   See fewer
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Esha Patel
Student Student   See fewer
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Stephen Samson
Puritan Puritan   See fewer
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Joakim Skarli
Norwegian Politician Norwegian Politician   See fewer
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Danielle Vitalis
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Phil Wang
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Mike Wozniak
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Terry Deary
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Molly Conlin
Little Girl in Mellified Man Advert (uncredited) Little Girl in Mellified Man Advert (uncredited)   See fewer
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8.8 / 10 | 3,354 votes