SUMMARY:

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 and hold your nose in Versailles because Louis XIV hasn't got any loos!

ORIGINAL AIRDATE:

Monday 4th September 2017

STARRING:

Jalaal Hartley

Tom Stourton

Jessica Ransom

Gemma Whelan

Richard David-Caine

Ryan Sampson

Fred Sirieix

Dan Li

Louise Ford

Samson Kayo

James McNicholas

Ellie White

WRITTEN BY:

TBA

EDITORS: David Staite, Will Porter, Adam Windmill, Jon Dean

PRODUCERS: Tom Miller, Lisa Mitchell

DIRECTORS: Steve Connelly, Ian Curtis, Adam Jenkins

PUPPETEER: John Eccleston               ANIMATION: Studio 43

COMPOSER: Richie Webb                 HISTORICAL CONSULTANT: Greg Jenner

ADDITIONAL VOICES: Jon Culshaw

FULL DESCIPTION:

Get ready for some serious bad behaviour, as Horrible Histories brings you 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 - take it away Genghis and Vlad

SKETCHES:

Ivan the Terrible

Ruthless Russian ruler, Ivan, doesn’t seem pleased with his title when a narrator tries to create a film trailer about him.

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Historical First Dates: Elizabeth I & Phillip of Spain

Romance does not flutter when Elizabeth is set up with her dead sister’s husband.

Henry VIII’s bedtime checklist

Henry just wants to get to sleep, but the checks he demanded keep him up (and down), with not much peace at all!

Bridget Holmes’ Diary

Starring the pees and poos of five British monarchs and the longest serving servant in history.

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Historical First Dates: Elizabeth I & Lord Dudley

Elizabeth’s old friend, Robert Dudley, makes a good impression – there’s just one small problem…

Historical Brand Designers: Raising the Standards

The ‘design cavalry’ pitch their ideas to King James VI of Scotland & I of England for a flag that will unite the two nations... such as tartan Stonehenge?

SONG: The Warlords from Hell

Vlad the Impaler, Attila the Hun, Shaka Zulu and Genghis Khan are the most ruthless rulers from history! The fierce four rock on about their rise to fame, killing and deaths in ‘Warlords from Hell’!

Match of the Danes: Cnut’s signing

Cnut the Great reveals his surprise new signing, Thorkell the Tall, which causes some controversy.

Historical First Dates: Elizabeth I & Prince Eric of Sweden

Her next date does not prove any more successful and Fred is forced to step in and help.

Cnut the Great apologises…sort of

After all his Viking destruction, Cnut must win back the English public by apologising, but he and his Vikings find sorry seems to be the hardest word to say.

Xerxes the Great enforces happiness

Persian King, Xerxes the Great, enforces a rather unusual law, but nobody seems to be cheered up at all ...wonder why?

Tips for Rulers No. 43: Queen Hatshepsut

The first female leader of Egypt is forced to wear something quite odd to be taken seriously.

Historical First Dates: Elizabeth I & Philip of Anjou

Teenage Phillip is set against an aging Queen of England, all seems to go well until ‘Liz realises…

King Louis XIV & The Palace of Versailles

The English Ambassador and his wife are shocked to see that Louis XIV’s palace has 700 rooms but one fundamental room is missing and causes a hard time for the English Ambassador.

Historical First Dates: Elizabeth I and Lord Dudley (again)

Lord Dudley is back but there is the risk of a scandal that could be started. However, Elizabeth does finally decide to get married…

SONG: The Warlords from Hell

Parody of Highway to Hell

Vlad the Impaler, Attila the Hun, Shaka Zulu and Genghis Khan are the most ruthless rulers from history! The fierce four rock on about their rise to fame, killing and deaths as the 'The Warlords from Hell’!

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