|Ancients Behaving Badly|
|Directed by||Oscar Chan|
|Narrated by||Tom McCamus|
|Country of origin||UK and Canada|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||8|
|Executive producers||Dan Chambers|
|Running time||45–48 minutes|
|Production companies||Blink Entertainment|
|Original network||The History Channel|
|Original release||November 6 –|
December 30, 2009
Ancients Behaving Badly is a British and Canadian produced documentary series that aired from November to December 2009 on the Canadian The History Channel and the American counterpart. The show focuses on the misdeeds of famous historical figures using forensic investigation, animated sequences, and historian interviews. Although events are depicted in a serious manner, the series has an occasionally tongue-in-cheek narrative style.
Narrated by Tom McCamus, each episode features a new historical leader who "behaved badly." The person's life story is explored through cartoon sequences and historian interviews. The historical figure is then placed on an "Ancients Behaving Badly Psychograph." The y-axis rates them from "goal driven killer" to "psychopathic murderer", while the x-axis measures individual pathologies.