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Horrible Histories 

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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Jim Howick ...  Various / ... 50 episodes, 2003-2015
Simon Farnaby ...  Various / ... 50 episodes, 2003-2015
Mathew Baynton ...  Various 46 episodes, 2003-2013
Martha Howe-Douglas ...  Various / ... 46 episodes, 2003-2013
Ben Willbond ...  Various / ... 46 episodes, 2003-2013
Laurence Rickard ...  Various 44 episodes, 2003-2013
Jon Culshaw ...  Additional Voices / ... 26 episodes, 2009-2019
Dominique Moore ...  Various / ... 22 episodes, 2010-2017
Jalaal Hartley ...  Various / ... 21 episodes, 2012-2019
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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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Comedy | Family

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Horrible Histories is based on the British children's historical-comedy book series by Terry Deary, first published by Scholastic UK in 1993. 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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Grim Reaper: [repeated line in "Stupid Deaths"] Sometimes I love this job. I do, I really do.
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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #15.120 (2011) See more »

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Not just "horrible", but quite movingly patriotic at times ... and nearly always brilliant
26 June 2015 | by jrarichardsSee all my reviews

I'm with the other reviewers here in being: a) adult and b) hugely admiring of the "Horrible Histories" concept in general, and the way these particular actors put it into effect, in particular. However, I am not sure if the other reviewers have fully cottoned on to the exquisite way in which the work can at times rise to being both funny and moving at the same time. Cases in point are the "We fighter pilots..." song (about the Battle of Britain), and now recently the Magna Carta song (produced in time for the 800th anniversary thereof). Both songs are attractive visually, catchy as musical creations, funny, informative and ... distinctly moving! That's a nice and clever and unusual trick if you can pull it off, and these guys certainly can! Much-deserved congratulations to them, therefore. Their world-beating work fusing education with entertainment offers us yet another reason to be "proud to be British".


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