Horrible Histories

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Horrible Histories: Terrible Thames review – behold the poop deck!
Tower Bridge Quay, London
A teacher and his unruly student host a family tour of the capital’s river with scatological gags and gory stories aplenty

Chris Wiegand

12, Jul, 2022 @7:30 AM

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‘We were always trying to push boundaries’: Jim Howick on breaking taboos, coping with life and the joy of dogs
Jim Howick’s wicked sense of humour helped turn Horrible Histories, Ghosts and Sex Education into massive hits. Here, the actor and writer reveals how he’s always made it up as he went along

Tom Lamont

29, May, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Only the BBC would take on teaching our kids in a crisis. That’s its point | Jane Martinson
The broadcaster’s ‘savings’, which include making CBBC online only, are a wrong turn. It isn’t Netflix and shouldn’t try to be

Jane Martinson

29, May, 2022 @8:30 AM

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The week in audio: Getting Better; The Fake Paralympians; Horrible Histories Podcast
Rhod Gilbert brings comic timing to a fine new drama about the creation of the NHS. Elsewhere, a powerful tale of cheating in sport

Jude Rogers

28, Aug, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Horrible Histories goes mainstream with BBC home schooling slot
Show is core part of curriculum-based programme helping children to keep learning during lockdown

Lanre Bakare Arts and culture correspondent

10, Jan, 2021 @3:00 PM

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The 50 best TV shows of 2020, No 10: Ghosts
Written by the Horrible Histories crew, this must-see supernatural comedy bears their stamp of absurdity – and is full of feelgood spirit

Stuart Jeffries

09, Dec, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Horrible Histories? We’re living through one right now | Stewart Lee
The supposed ‘lack of patriotism’ in the CBBC show is another poor excuse from those who would dismantle public broadcasting

Stewart Lee

09, Feb, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Labour’s future lies in its heartlands | Observer letters
The party should look at what happened to the Lib Dems before giving up on Scotland and the north of England

09, Feb, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Andrew Neil attacks BBC over ‘anti-British’ Horrible Histories song
Broadcaster complains after archive sketch promoted on CBBC iPlayer on Brexit day

Vanessa Thorpe Arts and media correspondent

01, Feb, 2020 @7:35 PM

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Kim Cattrall: 'I don’t want to be in a situation for even an hour where I’m not enjoying myself'
The actor, 62, on losing her brother, awful things directors have said, and having enough of Sex and the City

Ruth Huntman

10, Aug, 2019 @1:00 PM

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Welcome to the raptor pit! The truth about comedy writers' rooms
Grubby banter, sexless flirting and the smell of pizza and ambition ... writer Sarah Morgan reveals the funny business that goes on behind the scenes of your favourite shows

Sarah Morgan

02, Aug, 2019 @11:02 AM

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Horrible Histories: The Movie – Rotten Romans review: too much teen drama
The TV comedy loses some of its essential rottenness in this big-screen debut

Wendy Ide

28, Jul, 2019 @7:00 AM

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