Horrible Histories

Horrible Histories (2001)

Horrible Histories

From the woeful World Wars, the miserable Middle Ages and the savage Stone Age to cut-throat Celts, groovy Greeks, rotten Romans, vile Vikings and awful Egyptians, history has never been so naughty. Irreverent in tone and approach, these are the stories from history that your mischievous uncle told you about; the gory, smelly bits that your teacher wouldn't approve of.

Series, 2001, Children, Comedy, Historical


Horrible Histories - TV Showtimes

Friday, August 19

7:02pm

Horrible Histories ‘Series 4, Episode 02’

ABC ME

Horrible Histories

'Series 4, Episode 02'

ABC ME, 7:02pm, Fri, 19 Aug 2022, 29 minutes

REPEAT

Henry VIII appears on a TV show hoping to raise money from his antique abbeys. Charles Darwin sings about his theory of Natural Selection, and a pirate captain aims to be Lord Sugar's next Historical Apprentice.

Series, United Kingdom, English, Children, Comedy, Historical


Saturday, August 20

2:20pm

Horrible Histories ‘Queen Vic's Home Vids’

ABC ME

Horrible Histories

'Queen Vic's Home Vids'

ABC ME, 2:20pm, Sat, 20 Aug 2022, 30 minutes

REPEAT

Victorian Fake News, Paparazzi, and camera men strapped to the front of moving trains, Queen Victoria shows you how her subjects invented and became obsessed with films!

Series, United Kingdom, English, Children, Comedy, Historical, Season 8 Episode 1


7:02pm

Horrible Histories ‘Special: Staggering Storytellers’

ABC ME

Horrible Histories

'Special: Staggering Storytellers'

ABC ME, 7:02pm, Sat, 20 Aug 2022, 30 minutes

REPEAT

Spanning 3,000 years of recorded history we look at the ways some of our finest writers cured their writing block. We see the development of storytelling technology & learn how Charles Dickens was the Harry Styles of his day.

Series, United Kingdom, English, Children, Comedy, Historical


Sunday, August 21

2:11pm

Horrible Histories ‘Fashion Faux Pas’

ABC ME

Horrible Histories

'Fashion Faux Pas'

ABC ME, 2:11pm, Sun, 21 Aug 2022, 29 minutes

REPEAT

The Horrible History of (sometimes literally) dressing to kill. Henry VIII has beef over whose armour is best, Louis XV dresses as a hedge, plus 'Viking Eye for the Saxon Guy'.

Series, United Kingdom, English, Children, Comedy, Historical, Season 8 Episode 2


7:05pm

Horrible Histories ‘Special: Sensational Shakespeare’

ABC ME

Horrible Histories

'Special: Sensational Shakespeare'

ABC ME, 7:05pm, Sun, 21 Aug 2022, 36 minutes

REPEAT

Looking at the life & times of William Shakespeare - from his humble beginnings in Stratford, through his time as a jobbing actor in London, to his success as the country's most respected & financially savvy writer.

Series, United Kingdom, English, Children, Comedy, Historical


Monday, August 22

7:03pm

Horrible Histories ‘Series 4, Episode 03’

ABC ME

Horrible Histories

'Series 4, Episode 03'

ABC ME, 7:03pm, Mon, 22 Aug 2022, 29 minutes

REPEAT

Queen Elizabeth I goes online dating, Greek philosopher Socrates foils his own rescue from prison, and Emicho of the Rhineland goes crusading with some very unusual Sat Navs to lead the way

Series, United Kingdom, English, Children, Comedy, Historical


Tuesday, August 23

7:03pm

Horrible Histories ‘Series 4, Episode 4’

ABC ME

Horrible Histories

'Series 4, Episode 4'

ABC ME, 7:03pm, Tue, 23 Aug 2022, 28 minutes

REPEAT

Based on the bestselling books by Terry Deary, Horrible Histories takes a comic look at some of the most fascinating events and characters from British and World history in a funny, entertaining and ultimately memorable way.

Series, 2012, United Kingdom, English, Children, Comedy, Historical, Season 4 Episode 4


Wednesday, August 24

7:03pm

Horrible Histories ‘Series 4, Episode 05’

ABC ME

Horrible Histories

'Series 4, Episode 05'

ABC ME, 7:03pm, Wed, 24 Aug 2022, 29 minutes

REPEAT

Some Bronze Agers argue about building the world's first city, Bob Hale explains the entire history of the Renaissance, Mary Seacole sings about her Crimean hotel, and William Shakespeare gets into a rap battle.

Series, United Kingdom, English, Children, Comedy, Historical


Thursday, August 25

7:03pm

Horrible Histories ‘Series 4, Episode 06’

ABC ME

Horrible Histories

'Series 4, Episode 06'

ABC ME, 7:03pm, Thu, 25 Aug 2022, 29 minutes

REPEAT

A confused Christopher Columbus declares he has found India, a Georgian woman reveals her Stupid Death, Victoria and Albert attend the Great Exhibition, and Tsar Peter III brings a weird case to the Court of Historical Law.

Series, United Kingdom, English, Children, Comedy, Historical


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