Gory Games (13 x 26′) – Gameshow presented by Come Dine With Me‘s Dave Lamb and Horrible Histories‘ whiskery star Rattus Rattus, in which three young horrible historians compete in four rotten rounds to win one putrid prize.
Set to disgust and delight CBBC viewers in equal measure, each episode of Gory Games will see young competitors answer quiz questions on toe-curling topics like the Gorgeous Georgians and Vicious Vikings. The winners of the quiz round will then progress to a physical game relating to a specific era – such as Henry VIII’s pie-eating game – in the hope of winning Year Spheres.
The victor will not just enjoy the honour of being the Gory Games champion but will also pick up a fitting, if fetid, prize such as an Egyptian Mummy’s hand, a Georgian Navy maggoty biscuit or the cut-off ear of a Tudor thief.
Featuring an inimitable mixture of foul facts, putrid props and scary sketches, it is hoped that Gory Games, like Horrible Histories, will entertain and inform its audience about historical facts in equal measure.
Featuring a host of familiar faces, some of the Horrible Histories cast will pose questions as some of the popular historical stars from the series including a Roman, Victorian, Viking, Henry VIII and an Egyptian.
Performing these character the top comedy talent line-up includes, Simon Farnaby, Jim Howick, Martha Howe-Douglas, Laurence Rickard and Ben Willbond. The author of the Horrible Histories books Terry Deary will also be asking questions in historical guise.
Producer: Lion Television / Citrus Television
TX: Late 2011
Source: BBC Press Office