Watch Horrible Histories
- 6 Seasons
Horrible Histories is a live-action sketch comedy program for children. It is based on a book series of the same name by Terry Deary. The show focuses on the darker aspects of human history, and the cast acts out short reenactments as comedy sketches. Each episode also contains one or more music videos, short quizzes, and various animated interludes. Mathew Baynton, Laurence Rickard, Jim Howick, Simon Farnaby, Ben Willbond, and Martha Howe-Douglas make up the show's primary cast. There is also a large supporting cast, including a rodent puppet named Rattus Rattus. Rattus Rattus is the host who introduces each sketch with information about the period of history being related in the sketches. Horrible Histories has been quite popular with critics, it has been nominated for several BAFTAs, and it was the first children's show to win a British Comedy Award. Fans of British television will notice parodies of popular British programs and television personalities throughout the show.