Horrible Histories - Series 1, Episode 8
Season One, Episode Eight
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Air date 4 June 2009
Written by Lucy Clarke, Dave Cohen, Susie Donkin, Jon Holmes, Greg Jenner, Simon Littlefield, George Poles, Steve Punt, & Ben Ward
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Horrible Histories - Series 1, Episode 8 was the eighth episode of the Horrible Histories TV series, having first aired on the 4th of June, 2009 on the CBBC.

This episode includes the Saxons exchanging disgusting Christmas presents & a caveman going on a TV cookery show. Plus, discover the bizarre causes of World War I.

Sketches Edit

Vicious Vikings Edit

Stupid Deaths Edit

Edmund II Edit

The Saxon King tells of his famous death where he learns Vikings will attack in the most bizarre places!

Valhalla Tours Edit

Come to England for the burning & pillaging, stay for the plunder!

Savage Stone Age Edit

Songs Edit

Caveman Love Edit
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A 1950’s doo-wop parody.

Ready Steady Feast Edit

Nug, Caveman Edit

Nug, a caveman, samples the best in cave foods.

Rotten Romans Edit

Movie Trailer Edit

The Battle of Avaricum Edit

Fearsome Gaulish leader Vercingetorix is unexpectedly stymied by bad weather in “The Battle of Avaricum”.

Invention of Decimation Edit

The invention of decimation as a military punishment.

Smashing Saxons Edit

Historical Hairdressers Edit

Saxon Woman Edit

Presents of Poo Edit

Holiday presents demonstrate the many useful uses of dung.

Gorgeous Georgians Edit

This is Georgian Food Edit

A parody of Marks & Spencer advertisements; features the finest of moldy rotten food.

Georgian DentistEdit

A Georgian dentist prepares to replace a tooth.

Frightful First World WarEdit

The Cause of WWIEdit

Outlining the causes of the war, as simply as possible–that is, not very.

The Fighter Plane (Animation)Edit

The evolution of the fighter plane.

Measly Middle AgesEdit

Confusing Wat TylerEdit

The Peasant’s Revolt is led by the confusingly named Wat Tyler

The Rules of ChivalryEdit

The rules of chivalry, & more importantly how to find the loopholes.


Vicious Vikings Savage Stone Age Rotten Romans Smashing Saxons Gorgeous Georgians Frightful First World War Measly Middle Ages
Stupid Deaths Valhalla Tours Song Ready Steady Feast Movie Trailer Invention of Decimation Historical Hairdressers Presents of Poo This is Georgian Food Georgian Dentist The Cause of WWI The Fighter Plane Confusing Wat Tyler The Rules of Chivalry
Mathew Baynton
Simon Farnaby x x
Sarah Hadland x x
Martha Howe-Douglas
Jim Howick x
Laurence Rickard
Ben Willbond
Lisa Devlin
Susie Donkin
Javone Prince
Steve Punt
George Sawyer
Giles Terera
Katy Wix
Terry Deary
Meera Syal
Rattus Rattus (voiced by John Eccleston)
Jon Culshaw
Jess Robinson


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