Horrible Histories set for comeback

By David Knox on July 6, 2014 / Filed Under News 2

2014-07-06_0132UK children’s sketch series Horrible Histories could be set for a revival by BBC.

The educational show, which ran for five series from 2009, is in advanced talks about a sixth series.

Trade magazine Broadcast reports CBBC boss Cheryl Clarke at the Children’s Media Conference saying, “It seemed too good an opportunity to say “that’s it”. It’s a brand that the audience adores and possibly more than any other show on the channel.”

Last year, producer Caroline Norris said: “It’s a massive commitment. Researcher Greg Jenner spends three to four months looking for new facts.

“Fifty per cent of the sketches written this time went in the bin because you were working with much thinner facts. Greg’s job has become more and more difficult because he can’t find historical facts that will work.”

The show, which airs in Australia on ABC3, is currently touring Australia with live theatre shows.

Source: Chortle


  1. Sydney2K July 6, 2014 at 6:22 pm -

    Excellent! I would love to see an Australian special though.

  2. Sammee July 6, 2014 at 2:44 pm -

    There are some great shows on ABC3 and this is definitely one of them!

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