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Horrible Histories - Series 1-5 [DVD]

Mathew Baynton , Martha Howe-Douglas , Dominic Brigstocke , Steve Connelly    Parental Guidance   DVD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (169 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Mathew Baynton, Martha Howe-Douglas, Jim Howick, Ben Willbond, Laurence Rickard
  • Directors: Dominic Brigstocke, Steve Connelly
  • Producers: Imogen Cooper, Giles Pilbrow
  • Format: Box set, PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 10
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: 2entertain
  • DVD Release Date: 28 Oct 2013
  • Run Time: 1800 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (169 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 869 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

All episodes from the first five series of the award-winning CBBC history show. Based on the best-selling children's books and liberally splattered with guts, blood and poo, the series offers an anarchic and unconventional take on some of history's most gruesome and funny moments, with topics including the Stone Age, the Middle Ages, the Egyptians and the Romans, among others.

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72 of 74 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BRILLIANT !!!!! Very Highly Recommended 11 July 2012
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Ok, I admit it, I'm in my 60s. But I absolutely love this series.

I was originally put on to watching a couple of episodes on TV by the grandchildren and was hooked from the start.

From the acting to the styling to the direction to the production......(I could go on) in every respect, this programme is top notch. I am a lover of history anyway, but if it had been taught in any way as good as this when I was at school, I would have been even more hooked.

How would I score it? - 8/5 (ok, my math is not quite as good as it was)
Recommended? - Absolutely, emphatically YES
Suitable age group? - 6 to 106
Other comments? - Whether you have kids or not, if you have the remotest interest in history, BUY IT!!!!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing series 3 Nov 2013
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If you have never seen horrible histories you need to! Not only is it educational but it is done in a very entertaining and funny way. Perfect for kids and big kids! The Boxset has each series in it's own slimline case and they are housed in a card sleeve which is lovely for anyone wanting the whole collection in one Boxset, like me!
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just great 16 July 2012
By Lois
My kids (7 and 10) absolutely loved this. And it has sent them off to the library to get all the books out to read for more in depth information - and of course the books are also great. The songs in particular are excellent, and the high degree of humor makes it a very bearable watch for adults.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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I'm looking forward to giving this to my daughter for Christmas, she will love it! It teaches children about history in a fun way. Great box set, the sleeves are thinner than usual so it doesn't take up as much space.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant ! 6 Jan 2013
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Very education but fun and easy watching and learning my daughter loved this will be looking to get further series
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By xaiko
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This is definitely way better than textbook in terms of introductory History. A great way for adults and kiddies to get acquainted with history I guess? I highly recommend this to any parents and their kids.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Horribly Hysterical 5 Sep 2012
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HI, I'M A SHOUTY FORTY SOMETHING YEAR OLD AND I'D LIKE TO TELL YOU ABOUT HORRIBLE HISTORIES! I was introduced to this series by my 30 something year old brother. History was never this cool or funny!!! The series includes cartoon and live sketches which cover every aspect of history from the Egyptians, Saxons and Vikings right up to the Victorian age. The actors are great and really complement each other. It also includes cameo appearances by Terry Deary who wrote the original books from which these are devised. I hated history at school but this is just the ticket for any kids who hate it as well...the songs are brilliant! In a nutshell, watch it, laugh out loud and learn!!!
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very popular 3 July 2012
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I bought this for my grandchildren who visit me and cannot play outside because of the weather! It is very popular even if they have seen it before. The list of all the kings and queens of England is watched and many other episodes are learned and recited with enjoyment. Suitable mainly for children 7 to 12.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
A clean, funny, and engaging way to learn the nitty gritty bits of history! And so very well done.
Published 17 hours ago by Anna Talbert
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
grandchildren enjoyed them.
Published 4 days ago by Peter D. C.
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant - Entertaining and educational
Brilliant - Entertaining and educational. Go get the entire series
Published 8 days ago by Monkey Nuts
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Loads of fun for all the family.
Published 13 days ago by Trudy Gray
5.0 out of 5 stars Babysitter!
Naughty, but very entertaining. It's a really good blend of factual information and fun. Purchased having attended the Horrible History Theatre production. Read more
Published 23 days ago by Dan
3.0 out of 5 stars Mediocre
Perhaps I should give these DVDs a better rating as I bought them for my six year old granddaughter and she loves them! Read more
Published 26 days ago by Mrs A L Burmester
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth buying
Our family simply love this! Absolutely hilarious as well as educational in a most unusual way. I definitely recommend it.
Published 1 month ago by Mimi
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant entertainment for all ages
I love this show. I am 21 and I feel it's a show that can appeal to everyone, not just children. Lovely to see some extras, including outtakes and scenes not seen before. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Sarah
5.0 out of 5 stars hilarious histories
Wonderful, hilarious series for all ages
short, useful instalments, ideal for classroom use
lots of variety, caters for all tastes and interests
instructive and... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Birgitta van Zuuren
5.0 out of 5 stars This is the best series I've seen in ages - LITERALLY!
I'm very late to the party on this one, but I found some clips of this show on YouTube after enjoying Mathew Baynton in The Wrong Mans (another A+ show) and decided to order this... Read more
Published 1 month ago by linds
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