In this edition mankind’s most Ingenious Inventors are given the Horrible Histories treatment, as we take in everything from the invention of the wheel to the crisp, featuring the Gutenberg press, the man who invented both the dictionary (very successfully) and manned flight (less successfully), and the Greeks vs the Chinese battling as to which of them are History’s best inventors.
Those appearing in this series include regulars Gemma Whelan (Moorside, Game Of Thrones), Tom Stourton (Bafta-nominated Siblings, Captain Webb), Jessica Ransom (Bafta winner, Doc Martin), Ryan Sampson (Plebs), Jalaal Hartley (Cucumber, The Borgias) and special guests Sanjeev Bhaskar (The Kumars at 42, Unforgotten) Richard David Caine (Class Dismissed), Samson Kayo (The Weekend Movie) and Fredi Sirieix (First Dates).
Pictured are a monk played by Ryan Sampson and Johannes Gutenberg played by Tom Stourton.
Horrible Histories is a Lion TV production for CBBC.
Horrible Histories: Ingenious Inventors Episode 5 (of 15) airs Monday 21 August 2017 from 5.25pm-5.55pm on CBBC.