The BBC has today released promotional pictures for the Horrible Histories World War One Special. The special, which reunites the cast of Mat Baynton, Martha Howe-Douglas, Simon Farnaby, Larry Rickard, Jim Howick and Ben Willbond is themed around all aspects of the First World War. From Girl Guide Spies to the famous Christmas day football match, the team behind the series will illuminate the humour and horror behind the trenches. The special is set to air sometimes between the 2nd of August and the 8th. The official BBC synopsis is below, followed by more promotional pictures:
Multi-award-winning comedy sketch show Horrible Histories is back for a one-off World War One special, stuffed with the usual mix of fascinating facts, popular pastiches and gruesome gags.
This special 40-minute episode featuring Mat Baynton, Martha Howe-Douglas, Simon Farnaby, Larry Rickard, Jim Howick and Ben Willbond reveals how Girl Guides were used to pass on secret war-time information; tells of the terrors of trench life – all fleas, bangs and number twos in a bucket; and hears a frustrated captain try to explain the not-so-simple reasons for Britain joining the war.
Horrible Histories also divulges more about the extraordinary football match that took place during the Christmas Day Truce, and discovers what happened to turn a German Shepherd dog into an Alsatian. There’s also a song from the Suffragettes all about how women’s roles were changed by the war.
With thanks to BBC Media and BBC Pictures