Horrible Science

Horrible Science is a comedy entertainment series for CITV. Based on the tremendously popular children's books, written by Nick Arnold and illustrated by Tony De Saulles and published by Scholastic, the show finds a lovable family of characters trying to put on a spectacular science show.

Unfortunately for them this often results in on-screen chaos, blazing backstage rows and gooey slapstick. Each episode has a central scientific theme (Gruesome Guts, Vicious Veg, Bulging Brains, Chemical Chaos etc) which is explored with comedy sketches, experiments, and songs. There is also an interview with a 'celebrity guest', where a guest actor plays a celebrated scientist from history (eg. Marie Curie, Robert Hooke, Edward Jenner).

Horrible Science is written by David Armand, Marc Haynes, Will MacLean, Ali Crockatt, David Scott, Julia Kent and Mark Oswin. It is produced by John Pocock (Some Girls, The Kumars) and directed by Simon Gibney (Horrible Histories, Watson & Oliver). The Executive Producers are Jimmy Mulville and Ben Miller. The composer is Richard Easter.

Show Info

  • Genre:
    Comedy
  • First Broadcast:
    2015
  • Starring:
    Ben Miller, Chris Martin, Letty Butler, Tom Bell, Eleanor Lawrence, Jason Forbes, Susan Wokoma
  • Writers:
    David Armand, Marc Haynes, Will MacLean, Ali Crockatt, David Scott, Julia Kent and Mark Oswin
  • Latest Series:
    2015
  • Number of Series:
    1

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