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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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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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In 2011 the show was repackaged for main channel BBC One as Horrible Histories with Stephen Fry (2011), with Stephen Fryreplacing 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 »

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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" 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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Best series ever
2 September 2014 | by rikki-fruit140See all my reviews

Its a very easy and interactive as well as funny way to "laugh your way through history". I definitely recommend this to everyone (children to adults). Great series!!!!!!!!!!!! I wish there would continue filming new series including Huns, china and other cultures which would be very interesting to watch and learn. Awful Egyptians Vile Victorians Gorgeous Georgians Awesome USA Troublesome 20th Century Slimy Stuarts Incredible Incas Angry Aztecs Rotten Romans Groovy Greeks Potty Pioneers Putrid Pirates Ruthless Rulers Frightful WWI Woeful WWII Smashing Saxons Cut-Throat Celts Terrible Tudors Savage Stone Age Measly Middle Ages Barmy British Empire Stormin' Normans Blized Brits Villanious Victorians Vicious Vikings Rutless Romans

P.S. As well as the books


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