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HORRIBLE HISTORIES: SERIES 6

Yes, dear Horrible Historians, you read it right, there’ll be the brand-new Horrible Histories series as it was confirmed by our history nerd Greg Jenner himself earlier today. The format of the show will be different from the previous series because each episode will be something like a mini biography (Boudica, Cleopatra, Alfred, William I, King John, Henry VIII, Mary Queen Of Scots, Oliver Cromwell, George III, Napoleon, Victoria, Churchill). You can also look forwards to the catchy songs in each episode (composed by Richie Webb), Death’s own chat show, Rattus and his new friends, more Indian and Chinese history and much more. Magna Carta Special (with Ben Miller as King John) was also confirmed and it will be broadcasted at the end of January.

The cast of the new series: Jim Howick (as Churchill and Napoleon), Simon Farnaby (as George III and Death), Sarah Hadland (as Queen Victoria), Lawry Lewin (as Oliver Cromwell), Dominique Moore, Giles Terrera, Jason Lewis, Jessica Ransom (as Mary Queen Of Scots), Adam Riches, Naz Osmanoglu, Jalaal Hartley, Louise Ford, Natalie Walter, Tom Stourton and Tom Palmer, Ben Miller (as King John), Tom Rosenthal (as King Alfred), Lorna Watson, Kathryn Drysdale (as Cleopatra), Kevin Eldon (as William I), Rowan Atkinson (as Henry VIII).

More info: RadiotimesBritish Comedy Guide and BBC Radio 2 (Greg from 18 minutes)

Are you excited? :)