That’s right, the new series is here to continue! As of the 25th May, there will be a new episode every Monday!
The new series continues with ‘Series 6 Episode 2: Awesome Alfred’, a new episode all about Alfred the Great and how he struggles to keep the Vikings away. There’s a sneak peak of his new song on the CBBC website-check it out! The third episode broadcast on the 1st of June focuses on Boudicca; the fourth episode focuses on William the Conqueror and is broadcast on the 6th of June; episode five is based around Napoleon’s conflict with Wellington and the rest of Europe and will be shown on the 13th; episode six is about the famed Pharaoh Cleopatra and will be broadcast on the 20th; episode seven Oliver Cromwell and his republic which will air on the 27th. Further episodes feature Mary Queen of Scots, Churchill, George III, Queen Victoria and Henry VIII. (CORRECT ORDER AT THE BOTTOM)
“An array of Britain’s top comedy talent joins the team to take on the roles of history’s biggest characters: Lorna Watson plays Boudicca and will sing about demolishing the Romans in Wreck ’em All. Kevin Eldon as William The Conqueror will describe his military approach Norman Style. Rowan Atkinson sports fine ginger facial hair as Henry VIII. Tom Rosenthal makes a nervous and geeky King Alfred. Kathryn Drysdale woos the Romans as Cleopatra and there’s an hilarious cameo from Sanjeev Bhaskar.
Horrible Histories favourites will also be returning to the series. Sarah Hadland will reprise her role as Queen Victoria, Simon Farnaby will be playing George III and Death who has now been promoted from Stupid Deaths to having his own Chatty Death show. Jim Howick will play both Churchill and Napoleon. Jessica Ransom will play Mary Queen of Scots and Lawry Lewin is back as Cromwell. Also Horrible Histories is delighted to welcome to the cast Tom Stourton, Adam Riches, Naz Osmanoglu, Jalaal Hartley, Jess Ransom, Natalie Walter and Louise Ford.”
Plus: we now have some promotional pictures for the new series!
PLUS: Check out the series trailer:
S6E4: Mardy Mary Queen of Scots-8th June played by
S6E5: Naughty Napoleon-15th June played by Jim Howick
S6E6: Horrid Henry VIII-22nd June played by Rowan Atkinson
To be announced: (Currently in alphabetical order)
Boudicca special played by Lorna Watson
Cleopatra special played by Kathryn Drysdale
Churchill special played by Jim Howick
Cromwell special played by Lawry Lewin
George III played by Simon Farnaby
Queen Victoria played by Sarah Hadland
With many thanks to BBC Media and BBC Pictures and ‘The Consulting Detective’