Aired Friday May 24, 9:50am - 10:25amon CBBC

Horrible Histories

Series 16 Episode 1: Shakespeare

Richard Atwill, Richard David-Caine, Jalaal Hartley, Jessica Ransom, Thom Tuck, Gemma Whelan. A special episode of the historical sketch show. A look at the life and times of the playwright William Shakespeare - from his largely unknown and humble beginnings in Stratford, through his times as a jobbing actor in London, to his success as the country's most respected, and financially savvy writer.

Comedy / Children / History
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Cast and crew
  • Steve ConnellyDirector
  • Miles Jupp
  • Tom Stourton
  • Jalaal Hartley
  • Jessica Ransom
  • Richard Atwill
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