Series 5 Episode 15

FRIGHTFUL FIRST WORLD WAR SPECIAL


WRITTEN BY:

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


ORIGINAL AIRDATE:

4th August 2014


SKETCHES:

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Horrible Histories Frightful First World War

1914:

Outlining the causes of the war, as simply as possible–that is, not very (from S01E08)

A naïve young recruit to the trenches tries to learn the ropes (from S03E03)

The dos and don’ts of keeping the war effort going strong at home, including a ban on feeding ducks (educational film parody)

HHTV Sport: Opposing sides play a friendly game of football during the Christmas truce of 1914 (from the Christmas Special)

1915:

Computer game: Flying Aces

Shouty Man: New! WWI Wee-Wee, the multi-purpose liquid revolution (S03E03)

1916:

Summing up the less-than-encouraging results of the Somme campaign (S03E01)

Wartime improvisation is the order of the day on “Historical Masterchef” (S03E10

1917:

A general arrives to inspect the troops and discovers just how hard up both sides are for new recruits (S03E09)

SONG: Cousins: King George V, Kaiser Wilhelm II and Tsar Nicholas II sing of the war’s impact on their family ties (new song)

1918:

The Red Baron’s demands for a new war trophy are hampered by a shortage of silver

Trapped in occupied France, Patrick Fowler must find creative ways to hide from his German housemates in “Big Bother” (parody of Big Brother)

Scenes from the poignantly pointless chaos in the trenches, in the few minutes between learning of the November 11th truce and its actual implementation

“The Suffragettes’ Song” (song, from S03E08)


SONG:

Cousins: King George V, Kaiser Wilhelm II and Tsar Nicholas II sing of the war’s impact on their family ties (incorporates parody of the Charleston)


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