HORRIBLE HISTORIES – Historical Consultant
Greg Jenner is most notable for his role as Historical Consultant to BBC’s multi-award winning Horrible Histories comedy TV series. Since 2008 he has been responsible for the factual accuracy of more than 2,000 sketches and 130+ songs, with subject matter that spans the entirety of human history. As a writer he has also contributed lots of sketches, and was a lyricist on three songs. He has also made Horrible Histories With Stephen Fry, five series of HH: Gory Games, and the accompanying CBBC online games.
In 2014 Horrible Histories was named the ‘Best Non-Fiction Children’s Programme of the Past 50 Years’ by the International Prix Jeunesse (which was nice!) and it twice won ‘Best Sketch Show’ at the British Comedy Awards — being the first ever children’s programme to have received this accolade. Greg Jenner was also a named recipient of a Children’s BAFTA award in 2011, and the series then broke records by winning four consecutive Children’s BAFTAs in a row. Since 2009, it has picked up 30 BAFTA nominations and 9 wins in total. In 2017 the Magna Carta anniversary special won an International Emmy award for Kids: Best Factual
Greg was also the lead historical adviser on the spin-off film, Horrible Histories: The Movie – Rotten Romans (2019) which was nominated for three Children’s BAFTAs
YOUTUBE ANIMATED SERIES (2022) – Historical Consultant
In 2021, Greg acted as historical adviser to a new animated comedy series for YouTube aimed at kids.