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ABC ME November 13, 2017

Delve deeper into the dastardly deeds of history's greatest blockbuster rulers as this new series dishes up the much-loved revolting recipe of sketches and songs, peppered with gruesome gags and hideous hilarity.

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Horrible Histories - Ridiculous Romance
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Horrible Histories - Ridiculous Romance

ABC ME February 14, 2015
In this one-off Horrible Histories special we discover what pulled the heartstrings of some of the most famous lovers of days gone by (and the sometimes not-so-lucky objects ...

In this one-off Horrible Histories special we discover what pulled the heartstrings of some of the most famous lovers of days gone by (and the sometimes not-so-lucky objects of their affection).

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Season 1 Episode 3 SBS July 23, 2011
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Season 1 Episode 2 ABC2 February 20, 2011
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Season 1 Episode 3 ABC2 February 27, 2011
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