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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In 2011 the show was repackaged for main channel BBC One as Horrible Histories with Stephen Fry
(2011), with Stephen Fry
replacing the puppet rat as presenter. A new series of special episodes began airing in 2015, featuring a new format and cast. Although the original series has ended, it continues to be frequently repeated on the CBBC Channel daily. See more
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
[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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