Aired Monday June 17, 8:35am - 9:05amon CBBC

Horrible Histories

Series 8 Episode 6: Bizarre Beasts

A look at some of the various ways in which, throughout history, humans have lived with, worked with, and interacted with animals - from the very first socialising with wolves thousands of years ago through to farting fish almost starting a nuclear war in more recent history. We take a trip to Elizabeth I's menagerie which was housed at the Tower of London and home to exotic animal gifts from foreign rulers, and included wolves, hyenas, bears, leopards and even lions.

Comedy / Children / History
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Cast and crew
  • Chloë ThomasDirector
  • Tom Stourton
  • Jalaal Hartley
  • Jessica Ransom
  • Gemma Whelan
  • Richard David-Caine
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