Awful Egyptians: A picky widow chooses a mummification style for her husband. Evil Elizabeth and Horrid Henry the 8th: Elizabeth I's habit of nicknaming her courtiers. Sketches: Awful Egyptians: Pharaoh Phashion magazine offers beauty tips for peasants and aristocrats (advertisement). Ruthless Rulers: Louis XI and the Pig Piano, with special guest Simon Cowell (animated).Measly Middle Ages: HHTV News: taking a census for the Domesday Book.Performed by Ben Willbond, Mathew Baynton, Simon Farnaby and Jim Howick. Pee-sil Non-Bio Laundry Detergent (two parts, parody of Persil).Sketches: Rotten Romans: The pre-gladiatorial custom of staging fights at funerals. Frightful First World War: Lice wars (partly animated). City officials discuss how to curb defecating out of windows--while walking below them.Horrible Histories is a children's live-action historical sketch-comedy TV series based on the book series of the same name written by Terry Deary.The show ran for five series of thirteen episodes each (plus seven full-length one-off specials), between 20. Series 1 was directed by Chloe Thomas and Steve Connelly, with all future series directed by Connelly and Dominic Brigstocke. Original music was—except where noted—written by Richie Webb (music) and Dave Cohen (lyrics), with instrumentals by Webb.Highlights from a typical medieval bestiary are spotlighted on "The Made-Up Planet" (animated).
Smashing Saxons: "Court of Historical Law": Ethelred the Unready determines a horse thief's guilt via ordeal by cake. "Historical Hospital": 'Master of medicaments' Montague Fuzzlepeck diagnoses a patient.
"Ready Steady Feast": German wartime food substitutes (parody of Ready Steady Cook). Captain Black Bart lists off his rules to the new recruits. Gorgeous Georgians: Special guest Meera Syal is the storyteller of Twisted Fairytales: "The Three Little Pigs" (window tax). Song: Terrible Tudors: "The Wives of Henry VIII: Divorced Beheaded & Died". Savage Stone Age: "Historical Hospital": Tattoo and trepanning treatments.
Savage Stone Age: Stone Age Tool Set (advertisement). Caveman Art Show: Preserving the head of a dead relative.
The three specials marked anniversaries through the year: 400 years since Shakespeare died, the BBCs 'Love to Read' campaign and 350 years since the Great Fire of London.
There was a slight change in cast where the main stars Jalaal Hartley, Tom Stourton and Jessica Ransom continued with new members.