Theatre, Film and TV  |  Apr 5, 2012

Horrible Histories returns to CBBC

Horrible Histories, lead writing by Ben Ward and written by Gerard Foster, returns to CBBC on Monday 9th April at 5pm.

The sketch show, starring Simon Farnaby, Mark Gatiss, Ben Willbond, Matthew Baynton, Reece Shearsmith, and Martha Howe-Douglas, and based on the books by Terry Deary, is the only children's show to win best Sketch Show at the British Comedy Awards and has also picked up a host of other awards, including a BAFTA.

The new series sees Dick Whittington pitch a movie about his life, Stone Age technology geeks queue for hours at the unveiling of the Bronze Age, and some German bomber pilots find an unfortunate use for a tourist guidebook to Britain.

"Actual television perfection" Julia Raeside The Guardian

"Far and away the best history show on TV – for children and adults alike – is this inspired sketch show" Keith Watson Metro

"imagine Monty Python doing Blackadder. Yes, that good. The calibre of guest star gives a clear indication of how highly it is regarded in comedy circles" The Times