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Based on the best-selling books for kids (and for adults, but they just won't admit it), 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. These are the stories from history that your mischievous uncle told you about; the gory, smelly bits that your teacher wouldn't approve of. Get ready for the funniest, fastest, nastiest and daftest ride through history you're ever likely to see.

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Description

Based on the best-selling books for kids (and for adults, but they just won't admit it), 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. These are the stories from history that your mischievous uncle told you about; the gory, smelly bits that your teacher wouldn't approve of. Get ready for the funniest, fastest, nastiest and daftest ride through history you're ever likely to see.

    • Episode 1

    Episode 1

    The Saxon gods form an unlikely team of superheroes, famous astronaut Neil Armstrong reveals his new weight loss programme, we meet Georgian London’s crime-fighting genius, and Rosa Parks sings about her struggle for equality.

    • HD
    • 28 Minutes

    The Saxon gods form an unlikely team of superheroes, famous astronaut Neil Armstrong reveals his new weight loss programme, we meet Georgian London’s crime-fighting genius, and Rosa Parks sings about her struggle for equality.

    • HD
    • 28 Minutes
    • Episode 2

    Episode 2

    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 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.

    • HD
    • 27 Minutes

    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 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.

    • HD
    • 27 Minutes
    • Episode 3

    Episode 3

    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 neighbours.

    • HD
    • 28 Minutes

    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 neighbours.

    • HD
    • 28 Minutes
    • Episode 4

    Episode 4

    In this programme we meet the rather eccentric Georgian philosopher Jeremy Bentham, super-rich Roman politician Crassus raps about his blinging lifestyle, some unusual soldiers are recruited into the Second World War, and Johannes Gutenberg goes head-to-head with some monks on The Historical Apprentice.

    • HD
    • 28 Minutes

    In this programme we meet the rather eccentric Georgian philosopher Jeremy Bentham, super-rich Roman politician Crassus raps about his blinging lifestyle, some unusual soldiers are recruited into the Second World War, and Johannes Gutenberg goes head-to-head with some monks on The Historical Apprentice.

    • HD
    • 28 Minutes
    • Episode 5

    Episode 5

    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.

    • HD
    • 28 Minutes

    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.

    • HD
    • 28 Minutes
    • Episode 6

    Episode 6

    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.

    • HD
    • 28 Minutes

    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.

    • HD
    • 28 Minutes
    • Episode 7

    Episode 7

    In this programme, the Roman emperor Caesar Augustus reveals the lazy secret of his success, TV’s most excitable reporter Bob Hale explains the very, very complex history of World War Two, we meet Georgian England’s most forgetful vicar, and Welsh hero Owain Glyndwr takes on the English in battle.

    • HD
    • 28 Minutes

    In this programme, the Roman emperor Caesar Augustus reveals the lazy secret of his success, TV’s most excitable reporter Bob Hale explains the very, very complex history of World War Two, we meet Georgian England’s most forgetful vicar, and Welsh hero Owain Glyndwr takes on the English in battle.

    • HD
    • 28 Minutes
    • Episode 8

    Episode 8

    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.

    • HD
    • 28 Minutes

    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.

    • HD
    • 28 Minutes
    • Episode 9

    Episode 9

    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.

    • HD
    • 28 Minutes

    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.

    • HD
    • 28 Minutes
    • Episode 10

    Episode 10

    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.

    • HD
    • 27 Minutes

    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.

    • HD
    • 27 Minutes
    • Episode 11

    Episode 11

    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.

    • HD
    • 28 Minutes

    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.

    • HD
    • 28 Minutes
    • Episode 12

    Episode 12

    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.

    • HD
    • 28 Minutes

    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.

    • HD
    • 28 Minutes
    • Episode 13

    Song Special

    In this song special, 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.

    • HD
    • 29 Minutes

    In this song special, 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.

    • HD
    • 29 Minutes
    • Episode 101

    Blooper Reel

    Whoops! Here's a selection of hilarious out-takes from each series of Horrible Histories.

    • HD
    • 13 Minutes

    Whoops! Here's a selection of hilarious out-takes from each series of Horrible Histories.

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    • 13 Minutes
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