Preview – Horrible Histories

Horrible Histories
Picture Shows: George Washington (TOM STOURTON). Image Credit: BBC/Lion TV.

It’s strange to think that a kids show is the most successful sketch comedy currently being broadcast in Britain, but that’s the situation we are currently in.

Horrible Histories is probably the most successful British children’s show of the modern age: both funny and educational. Today’s episode covers the history of American presidents.

Among the subjects mocked include the founding of America’s secret service, Civil War union spy Mary Elizabeth Bowser, and Andrew Jackson’s rather rude parrot.

Horrible Histories is on CBBC at 17.20.