Tuesday, December 4, 2012

First look at Mr Stink

A stellar cast of Hugh Bonneville, David Walliams, Sheridan Smith, Johnny Vegas and Pudsey the dog, star in Mr Stink, a magical, heart-warming and funny tale, adapted from David Walliams’ bestselling children’s book which comes to BBC One on Sunday 23 December 6.30-7.30pm.

Adapted by Walliams himself with Simon Nye, this 60-minute family comedy tells the story of lonely 12-year-old Chloe played by Nell Tiger Free), who invites local tramp Mr Stink (Hugh Bonneville) and his dog Duchess played by Britain's Got Talent winner Pudsey to hide out in her family’s garden shed.

Chloe also has to cope with an overbearing mum (Sheridan Smith) who is more interested in her own political ambitions and her infatuation with the Prime Minister (David Walliams), than her daughter. ‘Perfect’ younger sister Annabelle (Isabella Blake-Thomas) and nasty girls at school also make Chloe’s life miserable. Chloe’s only allies are her put-upon dad (Johnny Vegas) who is harbouring a secret of his own, and newsagent Raj (Harish Patel).

But Chloe soon discovers she is not the only one harbouring a secret and there is certainly more to Mr Stink than meets the eye… or nose.

In addition to being broadcast in standard definition, Mr Stink will also be shown in 3D on the BBC HD channel – the first time the BBC has filmed a narrative programme in 3D.

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