Writing Horrible Histories

Room: Darwin D06
Time: Sunday 3:30pm

056 - (T)

with Ben Ward, Lucy Clarke, and Henri Ward
moderated by Georgina Sherrington

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Horrible Histories is a multi-award winning comedy sketch show for children, based on the best-selling books by Terry Deary. First broadcast in 2009, it has earned widespread critical and popular success and has even spawned a spin-off BBC Prom at the Royal Albert Hall.

Its unique format (factual sketch comedy) – coupled with its emphasis on quality writing, great performances and high production values – has seen it garner 15 international awards, including five Children’s BAFTAs and the 2012 Rose D’Or. It also made history as the first ever children’s programme to win a British Comedy Award, being named Best Sketch-Show in both 2010 & 2011.

In this session, writers Ben Ward, Lucy Clarke and Henri Ward will talk through their processes and the challenges and rewards of working on this ground breaking and iconic children’s TV show.

Appearing in this session

Ben Ward

Ben Ward – Screenwriter

Credits include: Horrible Histories, Danger Mouse

Ben has written for numerous award winning children’s comedies and dramas, including 'Horrible Histories'.
Ben Ward
Georgina Sherrington

Georgina Sherrington – Development Producer

Georgina Sherrington has worked in development at the BBC and in the indie sector for producers including Maxine Lapiduss (Friends, Roseanne) and BJ Rack (Black Hawk Down).
Georgina Sherrington
Henri Ward

Henri Ward – Researcher

Credits include: Horrible Histories

Henri works as a researcher for 'Horrible Histories' and more.
Henri Ward
Lucy Clarke

Lucy Clarke – Screenwriter & Producer

Credits include: Horrible Histories, Fabulous

Lucy Clarke has been a comedy writer for 15 years following an award-winning career as a TV producer.
Lucy Clarke