Series 5 Episode 1

WRITTEN BY:

Dave Cohen, Gerard Foster, Giles Pilbrow, Steve Punt, Laurence Rickard and Ben Ward


ORIGINAL AIRDATE:

27 May 2013


SKETCHES:

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Horrible Histories Smashing Saxons

Woden calls on select members of his pantheon to form  … part of a unit of time? in “Weekdays Assemble” (parody of Avengers Assemble)

A farmer shares his surefire–if ridiculously complex–secret for growing crops with his neighbour
Horrible Histories Slimy Stuarts

Historical Grimefighters: The Historical Grimefighters arrive to clean up after Charles II’s courtiers (parody of Grimefighters)
Horrible Histories Groovy Greeks

Video game: Play as elderly Archimedes and outwit the brawny opposition in Ultimate City Defender

Alms-distributing Aesop ends up on the wrong end of the story of the pretentious fable-writer and the angry mob
Horrible Histories Vile Victorians

“The Only Way is Hertfordshire”: Upper-class women share their most outrageous beauty secrets (parody of The Only Way is Essex)

The Beach Watch tries to remain modest and do their jobs at the same time
Horrible Histories Troublesome 20th Century

Neil Armstrong pitches his Apollo 11 Weight Loss Programme (advertisement)

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Horrible Histories Measly Middle Ages

A vow of love means a knight must head into battle with a serious handicap

Richard I Lionheart can barely wait for his coronation to be over before heading off to the Crusades

Horrible Histories Gorgeous Georgians

Hostile Environment Training: Escorting an unpopular nobleman through the streets of London

Jonathan Wild, Thief-Taker General, hits upon a novel method of keeping himself employed (parody of Sherlock)


SONG:

Horrible Histories Troublesome 20th Century

“Rosa Parks: I Sat on a Bus” (Motown parody, feat. Aretha Franklin).


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