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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 Various (39 episodes, 2009-2013)
Martha Howe-Douglas ...
 Various / ... (39 episodes, 2009-2013)
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 Various / ... (39 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Various / ... (39 episodes, 2009-2013)
Simon Farnaby ...
 Various / ... (38 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Various (37 episodes, 2009-2013)
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 Various / ... (19 episodes, 2009-2010)
Jon Culshaw ...
 Additional Voices / ... (19 episodes, 2009-2016)
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 Various / ... (18 episodes, 2010-2016)
Jess Robinson ...
 Additional Voices / ... (17 episodes, 2009-2011)
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Horrible histories is a British program for all ages. The writers have made learning history entertaining, with funny skits, spin offs of TV shows like; Wife Swap (Historical Wife Swap), Master Chef (Historical Master Chef), and Fashion Fix (Historical Fashion Fix). It teaches us history through songs too.

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The 'Gorgeous Georgians' title slide has a few bars from the Horrible Histories Blackbeard song playing over it. See more »

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The idea of pirates using a black ink spot to tell another pirate that they have been marked for death comes from Robert Louis Stevenson's 'Treasure Island' and has no factual basis. See more »

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Various: [repeated line as "Death" in "Stupid Deaths"] You're through to the Afterlife.
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Spin-off Horrible Histories Gory Games (2011) See more »

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Who says history is boring?
17 November 2015 | by See all my reviews

Based on the successful book series published by Scholastic (with new titles still being published, mind you), this romp through historical mishaps, deaths, kings and queens, battles, language, and the inevitable fart and poo jokes.

Each episode jumps around between time periods and locations. Being a British show, Europe is the main focus, but the Ancient Incas, Egyptians, and Arab doctors don't escape the HH treatment.

Don't expect a hard hitting documentary, or even a loosely connected series of events. This is sketch comedy with a factual edge. It does its best to show accurate events, but mixes it in with some deliberate anachronistic elements.

Well acted, well written, just a lot of fun for kids of all ages - adults as well if you aren't too proud to admit it.


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