Histories most famous people try to seal a deal with 3 Hollywood producers (Mark Gatiss, Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton of the League of Gentlemen) to get a film made about them and correct the common misconceptions and stories which are they are often known for. In the end, though, they end up annoyed with the producers’ ideas to make the film more interesting and usually storm out.
HH Movie Pitch: Lord Mayor Dick Whittington
Lord Mayor Dick Whittington, pitches his life story to a panel of Hollywood producers, trying to avoid co-starring with a talking cat.
HH Movie Pitch: King Canute
King Canute tries to avoid a climactic scene by the seashore.
HH Movie Pitch: Leif Ericson
Leif Ericson tries to explain that the film he’s pitching about discovering America before Columbus isn’t a fantasy.
HH Movie Pitch: Alfred the Great
Alfred the Great tries to avoid being typecast as “Cake Guy”.
HH Movie Pitch: Mary Shelley
Mary Shelley tries for a Frankenstein reboot in which the monster is correctly named … Adam?
HH Movie Pitch: Robert the Bruce
Robert the Bruce tries to avoid starring in ‘Spider-Guy II’.
HH Movie Pitch: Ernest Shackleton
Ernest Shackleton tries to pitch a thrilling adventure story about not actually reaching the South Pole.
HH Movie Pitch: Julius Caesar
Can Julius Caesar’s unconventional rise to power really earn him the first movie deal?
HH Movie Pitch: Rameses II
Rameses II Rameses II tries to make his case as the other iconic Ancient Egyptian ruler
The Baron de Coubertin is forced to admit his idea for a modern Games revival wasn’t exactly original.
LIST OF SKETCHES:
1. Lord Mayor Dick Whittington—Series 4 Episode 1—Measly Middle Ages sketch
2. King Canute—Series 4 Episode 3—Vicious Vikings sketch
3. Leif Ericson—Series 4 Episode 6—Potty Pioneers sketch
4. Alfred the Great—Series 4 Episode 12—Smashing Saxons sketch
5. Mary Shelley—Series 5 Episode 2—Gorgeous Georgians sketch
6. Robert the Bruce—Series 5 Episode 2—Shocking Scotland sketch
7. Ernest Shackleton—Series 5 Episode 6—Potty Pioneers sketch
8. Julius Caesar—Series 5 Episode 8—Rotten Romans sketch
9. Rameses II—Series 5 Episode 12—Awful Egyptians sketch
10. The Olympic Project—Series 4 Episode 14: Sport Special
-Series 4: 4 sketches
–Series 5: 5 sketches
-2 Potty Pioneers sketches
-1 sketch of the others above