Series 4 Episode 1

WRITTEN BY:

Dave Cohen, Gerard Foster, Giles Pilbrow, Joe Tucker and Ben Ward


ORIGINAL AIRDATE:

9 April 2012


SKETCHES:

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Horrible Histories Slimy Stuarts

A clergyman makes an unusual patriotic request of his female parishoners. Oliver Cromwell requests that Peter Lely paint his portrait ‘warts and all’.
Horrible Histories Measly Middle Ages

HH Movie Pitch: Lord Mayor Dick Whittington, pitching his life story to a panel of Hollywood producers, tries to avoid co-starring with a talking cat (pastiche of Orange mobile reminder advertisements, starring special guests Mark Gatiss, Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton of the League of Gentlemen).
Horrible Histories Terrible Tudors

Vengeful Philip II of Spain tries–and fails–repeatedly to launch “The Spanish Armada” against Britain (movie trailer)part 1. Stupid Deaths: Archery accidents. The Spanish Armada (movie trailer) part 2.
Awful Egyptians: A ‘hot scientist’ extolls the “Wonders of the Egyptian Universe” (parody of Brian Cox’s Wonders of the Universe). Video game: Duat! Egyptian Book of the Dead.
Horrible Histories Gorgeious Georgians

The perils of for-profit fire brigades. The toilet queues in Queen Caroline of Ansbach’s court are less than dignified.
Savage Stone Age: World of Stone: for all your (surprisingly extensive) stone furniture needs (advertisement). HHTV Early News: Eager customers queue up for the opening of the Bronze Age (parody of a modern technology product launch).
Woeful Second World War: German fighter pilots use tourist guides to find high-profile targets during the Baedeker Blitz.


SONG:

The Few (RAF Pilots)


PICTURES:

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