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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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Series cast summary:
Jim Howick ...  Various / ... 41 episodes, 2009-2015
Simon Farnaby ...  Various / ... 41 episodes, 2009-2015
Mathew Baynton ...  Various 39 episodes, 2009-2013
Martha Howe-Douglas ...  Various / ... 39 episodes, 2009-2013
Ben Willbond ...  Various / ... 39 episodes, 2009-2013
Laurence Rickard ...  Various 37 episodes, 2009-2013
Jon Culshaw Jon Culshaw ...  Additional Voices / ... 22 episodes, 2009-2017
Sarah Hadland ...  Various / ... 19 episodes, 2009-2010
Dominique Moore ...  Various / ... 18 episodes, 2010-2017
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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Comedy | Family | History

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English

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April 2009 (UK) See more »

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Deu a Louca na História See more »

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Lion Television See more »
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The black rat puppet "host", Rattus Rattus, appears in short bridging segments, explaining the factual basis for each sketch. See more »

Goofs

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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Who says history is boring?
17 November 2015 | by poglatgSee 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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