BBC to air Horrible Histories for grown-ups fronted by Fry

<p>Horrible Histories, a factual series aimed at children, is to be remade and given a prime-time slot on BBC One, reports the Telegraph.</p><p>Telling history through irreverent sketches and enlivened with gory details, the show will be hosted by Stephen Fry who progamme-makers have recruited to help it appeal to grown-up viewers.</p><p>Based on the bestselling books by Terry Deary (published by Scholastic), the CBBC series has featured high-profile comedians such as David Baddiel, Alexei Sayle and Jon Culshaw.&nbsp; The Telegraph says that the BBC believes Fry will give the award-winning show the feel of &quot;Blackadder meets QI&quot; and appeal to people who have a limited grasp of history. </p>