Horrible Histories - Series 2, Episode 8
Season Two, Episode Eight
Air date 22 June 2010
Written by Mathew Baynton, Dave Cohen, Toby Davies & Chris Pell, Jon Holmes, Giles Pilbrow, Steve Punt, Laurence Rickard, George Sawyer, Mark Shillabeer, & Ben Willbond
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Horrible Histories - Series 2, Episode 8 was the 21st episode of the Horrible Histories TV series, having first aired on June 22, 2010, on CBBC.

This episode includes some Vikings, a peasant getting mugged, Crimewatch BC trying to solve the murder of Julius Caesar, & the confusing Egyptian hieroglyphics.

Sketches Edit

Vicious Vikings Edit

Viking warpaint Edit

An attempt at fearsome war paint.

Lindisfarne monastery Viking attack Edit

The attack on Lindisfarne monastery is interrupted when the warriors can’t quite remember why they’re attacking.

Terrible Tudors Edit

HHTV Sport Edit

Tudor Football Edit

Inter-village football matches are serious business.

Tudor mugger Edit

A mugger tries to adjust his rates to avoid punishment.

Awful Egyptians Edit

Song Edit

Main article: Learn Your Hieroglyphics

An Egyptian class learns hieroglyphics-which isn’t any harder than numbers!

Woeful Second World War Edit

German attempts to keep warm at Stalingrad Edit

Some of the more gruesome German attempts to keep warm at Stalingrad.

Dodgy War InventionsEdit

No. 28: Russian anti-tank dog bombsEdit

Gorgeous GeorgiansEdit

Shouty (Wo)ManEdit

Georgian FanEdit

The communications revolution.

Fan communicationEdit

A courtship is conducted entirely via fan sign language.

Historical Fashion FixEdit

Georgian PeasantEdit

A Georgian peasant gets a taste of aristocratic Macaroni fashion. 

Slimy StuartsEdit

Stupid DeathsEdit

Arthur AstonEdit

Scary StoriesEdit

The Terror of TedworthEdit

Rotten RomansEdit

News of the EmpireEdit

Julius Caesar Special

Crimewatch BCEdit

“Crimewatch BC” attempts to help locate Caesar’s assassins. (A parody of Crimewatch UK)


Vicious Vikings Terrible Tudors Awful Egyptians Woeful Second World War Gorgeous Georgians Slimy Stuarts Rotten Romans
Viking warpaint Lindisfarne monastery Viking attack HHTV Sports Tudor mugger Song German attempts to keep warm at Stalingrad Dodgy War Inventions Shouty (Wo)Man Fan communication Historical Fashion Fix Stupid Deaths Scary Stories News of the Empire Crimewatch BC
Mathew Baynton x x x
Simon Farnaby x
Sarah Hadland
Martha Howe-Douglas x
Jim Howick
Laurence Rickard
Ben Willbond
Susie Donkin
Lawry Lewin
Alice Lowe x
Nathaniel Martello-White
Dominique Moore
Daniel Taylor
Giles Terera
Katy Wix x
David Baddiel x
Terry Deary
Alexei Sayle
Rattus Rattus (voiced by John Eccleston)
Jon Culshaw
Jess Robinson
Dave Lamb


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