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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 / ... 50 episodes, 2009-2015
Simon Farnaby ...  Various / ... 50 episodes, 2009-2015
Mathew Baynton ...  Various 46 episodes, 2009-2013
Martha Howe-Douglas ...  Various / ... 46 episodes, 2009-2013
Ben Willbond ...  Various / ... 46 episodes, 2009-2013
Laurence Rickard ...  Various 44 episodes, 2009-2013
Jon Culshaw ...  Additional Voices / ... 26 episodes, 2009-2019
Dominique Moore ...  Various / ... 22 episodes, 2010-2017
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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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This show was produced for CBBC by Lion Television with Citrus Television and ran from 2009 to 2013 for five series of thirteen half-hour episodes, with additional one-off seasonal and Olympic specials. 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 »

Quotes

Various: [repeated line as "Death" for opening of "Stupid Deaths" segment] Stupid Deaths, Stupid Deaths, they're funny 'cause they're true! Stupid Deaths, Stupid Deaths, hope next time it's not *you*!
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Featured in 50 Greatest Kids Shows (2013) See more »

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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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April 2009 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Deu a Louca na História See more »

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Lion Television See more »
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