Horrible Histories (2009–2013)

TV Series  |  Comedy, Family, History
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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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Series cast summary:
Mathew Baynton ...
 Various (39 episodes, 2009-2013)
Martha Howe-Douglas ...
 Various / ... (39 episodes, 2009-2013)
Jim Howick ...
 Various / ... (39 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Various / ... (39 episodes, 2009-2013)
Simon Farnaby ...
 Various / ... (37 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 / ... (17 episodes, 2009-2011)
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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Not only for children
16 August 2010 | by (Vicious Vikingland) – See all my reviews

Blood, guts and excrement. Words to make you sick, I meant. Show this to your children and rejoice, toilet calls - there is no choice!

Sorry, didn't rime properly. Bad viking me.

Amazing show. I cannot believe how they market this as a children's show. The humor is quite pythonesque and the pop-culture references are pretty subtle (for a child to understand).

On the minus side there are some historical inaccuracies. E.g. Caligula wasn't murdered by his niece. And there are some more, but who cares. It's fun.

There really are some gruesome moments.. mostly involving feces. Amazing educational show, you silly Brits!


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