Sketches, cartoons and quizzes liberally splattered with blood and gore, based on the books published by Scholastic.
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Horrid Health 08x10
A look at the hideous history of health, from the invention of toilet paper to the healthy origins of the cornflake. Along the way we discover that the Mayans believe that drinking wee could cure all ills, that the Tudors had to teach themselves how to swim again (everyone had forgotten), Victorians had a taste in beauty products that was literally shocking, and we take an in-depth look at Louis XIV's bottom problems.
Revolting Russian Revolutions 08x09
On its 100th anniversary, Horrible Histories takes a look at the Russian Revolution. Tsar Nicholas II gives tips for survival in Russia's extreme climate, and we reveal that Lenin's European Communism lecture tour took in a trip to London Zoo. Lenin also provides beauty advice on how to look good even after death! Meanwhile, Dave TDS finds out just how hard it is to invade Russia, and we listen to Uncle Joe Stalin's Nursery Rhymes and find out that, at one point, he also decided that the key to world domination might, in fact, lie in poo.
Ruthless Rulers 08x08
A look at the most ruthless rulers of all time. Henry VIII is so demanding he has a brick wall built at his bedroom door every night, those vicious Vikings find that sorry seems to be the hardest word, hold your nose in Versailles, because Louis XIV hasn't got any loos, and rock out with the Warlords from Hell.
Preposterous Us Presidents 08x07
A look at US presidents.
Ingenious Inventors 08x06
In this week's episode mankind's most Ingenious Inventors are given the Horrible Histories treatment, as we take in everything from the invention of the wheel to the crisp, featuring the Gutenberg press, the man who invented both the dictionary (very successfully) and manned flight (less successfully), and the Greeks vs the Chinese battling as to which of them are History's best inventors.
Heroic Heroes and Villainous Villains 08x05
This week Horrible Histories takes a look at the world's greatest Heroes and Villains: on the Heroic side, we've everything from Douglas Bader's frequent escapes to the first men on the moon and Martin Luther King Jr, whereas our more Villainous side contains Al Capone, Rameses the Great, and Steve Biceps brings us History's Deadly 60.
Atrocious Artists 08x04
A look at some of history's greatest artists, from the first images painted onto the walls of caves through to Chris Ofili's work with elephant poo. We discover the most stolen painting in history, how Picasso and Dali found innovative ways of paying for things without using money, the horror of painting people smiling, and see the Teenage Mutant Ninja Renaissance Artists help a lady in distress.
Ridiculous Romantics 08x03
Exceptional Explorers 08x02
Horrible Histories goes pear-shaped in an explorers special, meeting Christopher Columbus as he tries to teach a class that the world is indeed, shaped like a pear. On the strict instructions of Emperor Nero, some hapless Roman centurions are quite literally stuck in the mud, searching for the source of the Nile. And intrepid Arctic explorer Peter Freuchen has to dig his way out of the snow with a frozen poo. From the Vikings' first small steps on American soil, to humankind's first giant leaps on the moon, join Horrible Histories on this epic adventure.
Monstrous Musicians 08x01
Horrible Histories reveals history's most monstrous musicians. From the earliest screeches of the neanderthal, right through to Jimi Hendrix burning his guitar, Rattus Rattus guides us through the story of music making, even bumping into Simon Cowell at Beethoven's 'H Factor' audition. Starring Ryan Sampson and Gemma Whelan.