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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, 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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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Grim Reaper: [repeated line 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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Referenced in The Chase Australia: Episode #1.68 (2015) See more »

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4 March 2016 | by gbooth-59351See all my reviews

This is an outstanding TV series. Informative fun. I teach European history and I use it often as a fun way to introduce topics or to reinforce information. I cannot wait until my daughter is old enough to watch, learn, and be entertained by this TV series. Not even historians can be 100% accurate in their interpretation and analysis of the past, but despite that this show has more hits than misses. I know they have just recently made a new series and I do hope they continue to do more. BBC America should show it or PBS - as American kids are missing out - unless they are in my history class lol Good job lads and ladies on an excellent show.


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April 2009 (UK) See more »

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