Horrible Histories

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"Horrible Histories" is an energetic, surprising and unconventional take on history's most gruesome, unpleasant yet funniest moments. From the woeful World Wars, the miserable Middle Ages and the savage Stone Age to cut-throat Celts, groovy Greeks, rotten Romans, vile Vikings and awful Egyptians, history has never been so naughty.
Starring
Mathew BayntonSimon FarnabyMartha Howe-Douglas
Genres
Comedy
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Episode 1
    May 27, 2013
    28min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The Saxon gods form an unlikely team of superheroes, famous astronaut Neil Armstrong reveals his new weight loss program, we meet Georgian London's crime-fighting genius and Rosa Parks sings about her struggle for equality.
  2. 2. Episode 2
    May 28, 2013
    28min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    In this episode, which includes special guest appearances from the "League Of Gentlemen"'s Reece Shearsmith, Mark Gatiss and Steve Pemberton, we meet a surprisingly charming House of Stuart highwayman, the captain of the Titanic holds the world's worst safety briefing, famous writer Mary Shelley pitches the movie of her life and those violent Vikings show their softer side in a song.
  3. 3. Episode 3
    May 29, 2013
    28min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    In this furiously funny episode, the boys test their horsepower to the max on "Stone Age Top Gear," Charles Dickens sings about his life and books, the Greek philosophers host weird dinner parties on "Historical Come Dine With Me" and Vlad the Impaler reveals his horrible new plan for keeping out the neighbors.
  4. 4. Episode 4
    May 30, 2013
    28min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    In this program, we meet the rather eccentric Georgian philosopher Jeremy Bentham, super-rich Roman politician Crassus raps about his lifestyle, some unusual soldiers are recruited into World War II and Johannes Gutenberg goes head-to-head with some monks on "The Historical Apprentice."
  5. 5. Episode 5
    May 31, 2013
    28min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Famous monk St. Augustine struggles to introduce Christianity to Saxon England, Stuart diarist Samuel Pepys annoys the smartest men in Britain, we witness a daring escape from the Tower of London and we find that Joan of Arc's story is quite an unusual one for a teenage girl.
  6. 6. Episode 6
    June 4, 2013
    28min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    In this episode, Queen Victoria's coronation doesn't go quite as planned, George IV pulls out all the stops to impress his guests on "Historical Come Dine With Me," ancient Greek bighead Alexander the Great refuses to stop conquering things and the HH Sport team report live from the horrible pirate races.
  7. 7. Episode 7
    June 11, 2013
    28min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    In this program, the Roman emperor Caesar Augustus reveals the lazy secret of his success, TV's most excitable reporter Bob Hale explains the complex history of World War II, we meet Georgian England's most forgetful vicar, and Welsh hero Owain Glyndwr takes on the English in battle.
  8. 8. Episode 8
    June 18, 2013
    28min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    We discover the surprising identity of Britain's top-scoring footballer, things get ridiculous on Germany's version of "Historical Who Wants To Be A Millionaire," a Celtic farmer isn't terribly keen on plans for Hadrian's Wall and the brainy pioneers of transportation sing about their inventions.
  9. 9. Episode 9
    June 25, 2013
    28min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    There's public confusion when King Charles II bans coffee shops, a seasick chicken ruins a Roman sea battle; mighty Egyptian Pharaoh, Ramesses II, meets some smelly peasants on Historical Wife Swap and a cave-dwelling Stone Age couple try to buy their first house.
  10. 10. Episode 10
    July 2, 2013
    28min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A Victorian businessman goes undercover in his own factory, there's a right royal squabble over who should rule medieval England, we meet eccentric Georgian politician Mad Jack Mytton and the "Real Tudor Hustle" reveals the cleverest con tricks by naughty historical criminals.
  11. 11. Episode 11
    July 9, 2013
    28min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    DI Bones investigates an unusual Victorian traffic accident, Roman scientist Pliny the Elder suffers a stupid death in ancient Pompeii, Prime Ministers Neville Chamberlain and Winston Churchill argue online over what to do about Adolf Hitler and we discover the horrible history of early Australia.
  12. 12. Episode 12
    July 16, 2013
    28min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    We meet 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 pensioner, Bob Hale, tries to explain the Space Race between the USA and the USSR and there's a fitting musical finale to the end of the series.
  13. 13. Episode 13
    July 23, 2013
    29min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Some of history's greatest characters serenade us with tales of their lives. Featuring the all-conquering Alexander the Great, the cash-loving Crassus, the feisty Joan of Arc, the brilliant but miserable Charles Dickens and the very determined Rosa Parks.

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Directors
Dominic BrigstockeSteve Connelly
Supporting actors
Jim HowickLaurence RickardBen Willbond
Producers
Imogen CooperGiles Pilbrow
Season year
2013
Network
BBC
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