ABC3’s comedy sketch show Horrible Histories gets into the spirit of Halloween with a scary special presented by Death of ‘Stupid Death’ fame and full of spooky highlights.
Join Death at his home and get a good look around as he reveals his creepiest moments – a Tudor family show us the extent of their ghostly superstitions and the Vikings demonstrate how to become truly terrifying to your enemies.
Death himself is joined by some rather creepy friends to sing about his favourite scary things.
Based on the best-selling books written by Terry Deary and illustrated by Martin Brown, Horrible Histories stars regulars Mathew Baynton (Spy; Gavin and Stacey), Simon Farnaby (Your Highness; The Mighty Boosh), Martha Howe-Douglas (The Armstrong and Miller Show), Jim Howick (Reggie Perrin; Peep Show; The Armstrong and Miller Show), Laurence Rickard (Balls of Steel) and Ben Willbond (Rev; The Thick of It).
6:30pm Wednesday, 31 October ABC3
Then at 7:30pm there is a a double episode of Demons, a 6 x 46 minute drama series.
Luke’s (Christian Cooke) life changes forever when his dead father’s best friend, Rupert Galvin (Philip Glenister), tells him that he is the great-great grandson and final descendant of Abraham Van Helsing. Now Luke must uphold the legacy of his ancestry and fight creatures previously thought to exist only in myth, all while pretending to be a normal teenager!
The beautiful Mina Harker (Zoe Tapper), a blind concert pianist who happens to be the authority on supernatural menaces, and Galvin train Luke to be a warrior against threats to humanity such as demons, zombies and werewolves. However, the dangerous vampire Thrip (Mackenzie Crook) soon arrives with a vendetta to settle against the Van Helsing bloodline.