Horrible Histories

Horrible Histories
Radio Times
Review by:
Geoff Ellis

The past has never looked so much fun or so funny as in this award-winning comedy, enjoyed by children, adults and even most history teachers. In this episode, King Edward III gets married, Julius Caesar reveals his not-very-secret tips on hiding baldness, we learn the tricks of the criminal trade on The Real Victorian Hustle and there’s an insight into the inventions of Leonardo da Vinci.

About this programme

Historical characters and events are explored in sketches, cartoons and quizzes, based on the books by Terry Deary. Comedy talent including Sarah Hadland, Steve Punt and Meera Syal help bring the strange facts, gory battles and crazy inventions to life.