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Horrible Histories

Horrible Histories

This hilarious romp through history is jam-packed full of shocking facts, bonkers beliefs, crazy inventions, foul food, and gruesome punishments. It’s history at its horribilist!

Rattus Rattus, the Horrible Histories talking rat, guides you through the ages from the Savage Stone Age to the all-new Troublesome Twentieth Century, via Rotten Romans, Terrible Tudors, Vile Victorians and even the Woeful Second World War. Brilliant sketches, songs, cartoons and quizzes, as well as favourite features such as Stupid Deaths, the Bob Reports and Historical Apprentice, the BAFTA award-winning Horrible Histories will make you laugh out loud!

Series 10 and 11 recently delivered to CBBC.



TX Date:

April 2009

  • Exec Producer/s: Richard Bradley, Simon Welton
Awards & Nominations:
  • Recent awards include:
  • 2023 – awards “Best TV Sketch Show” - Win
  • 2021 – Rose D’Or “Best Children’s & Youth” - Win
  • 2021 - awards “Best TV Sketch Show” - Win
  • 2019 – BAFTA Children’s Awards “Best Comedy” – Win
  • 2018 – Broadcast Awards “Best Children’s Programme” – Win
  • 2017 – VLV Awards for Excellence in Broadcasting “Best TV Children’s Programme” – Win
  • 2017 – International Emmy Kids Awards “Best Factual” - Win
  • 2016 – BAFTA Children’s Awards “Best Comedy” – Win
  • 2016 – Prix Jeunesse International “Best Non-Fiction Children’s Programme of the last 50 years” – Win
  • 2016 – Kidscreen “Best Non-Animated or Mixed Series” - Win