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EPISODES:

Series 5 aired 12 half-hour episodes and a highlights special (Savage Songs) on CBBC from May to July 2013, along with a Ridiculous Romantics special in August 2014 and a Frightful First World War Special to mark 100 years since the outbreak of the Great War.

At the time this was planned to be the last series when the producers decided to cease full-time production citing concerns around the increasing difficulty in finding suitable historical material. However, the show was revived in 2015 with a revamped  cast, crew and format.

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MAIN CAST

SUPPORTING CAST

GUESTS

Mathew Baynton

Simon Farnaby

Martha Howe-Douglas

Jim Howick
Laurence Rickard
Ben Willbond

Sarah Hadland

Katherine Jakeways

Lawry Lewin

Alice Lowe

Dominique Moore

Giles Terera

Mark Gatiss

Steve Pemberton

Reece Shearsmith

PUPPETEER

John Eccleston

ADDITIONAL VOICES

Jon Culshaw

Jess Robinson

ALSO

WRITING TEAM

PRODUCTION TEAM

Lucy Clarke

Dave Cohen

Gerard Foster

Greg Jenner

Giles Pilbrow

Steve Punt

Howard Read

Laurence Rickard

Ben Ward

DIRECTORS

Dominic Brigstocke

Steve Connelly

SERIES PRODUCER

Caroline Norris

PRODUCERS

Imogen Cooper

Giles Pilbrow

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

Richard Bradley

Melissa Hardinge

EDITORS

Mike Holliday

Peter Oliver

PRODUCTION DESIGNER

Miranda Jones

COMPOSER

Richie Webb

ANIMATION

Tim Searle

SERIES 5 ON DVD

You can get series 5 (episodes 1 - 12) on DVD here.

You can get the Ridiculous Romantics special and Frightful First World War Special, on DVD here.

You can get the complete series 1 - 6 on DVD here.

You can get the complete series 1 - 5 on DVD here.

REVIEWS:

In her review of the fifth series, Deborah Ross of the Daily Mail wrote of her sheer pleasure in watching the show without her children, calling it "still unfailingly brilliant and funny and silly, without ever losing its sense of purpose ... There just isn't anything else on TV that can match it for ideas, writing and performance."

Sarah Dempster of The Guardian agreed, adding that "Four years into its ingenious 'making history look less crap' operation ... HH remains true to its aim, with meticulously harvested historical data + roaringly well-observed pop culture pastiches = seemingly infinite heritage lolz."

Writing in The Independent, Grace Dent commended the cast in particular, saying that the show "has the distinct feel of a group of bright, young, erudite, writery-actory sparks having a tremendously good time."

Venning of The Stage reiterated his praise of the show, adding that "it also has the courage to tackle potentially controversial events head on", specifically citing the song featuring the Civil Rights Movement activist Rosa Parks as retelling her story in a "clever, concise and accessible way without trivialising it."

The showed reached its peak of 548,000 viewers for Series 5 Episode 10.

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