David Walliams' Mr Stink heads for TV

BBC to adapt tale of a girl who makes a very unusual friend.

It is the story of a very pungent homeless man, but David Walliams' bestselling kids' book Mr Stink is set to become prime-time BBC drama.

The comedian, known for his roles in TV show "Little Britain" and his fundraising swims for charity, has already written the script for the hour-long BBC1 show which will be broadcast later this year.

Mr Stink follows Chloe, a young girl who befriends a stinky tramp and hides him in her garden shed. It was shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award and has sold a quarter of a million copies. Quentin Blake provided the illustrations.

Walliams, who will play the prime minister in the film, said he couldn't "wait to see actors bring it to life". Mr Stink was also adapted for the stage last year.


Mr Stink by David Walliams is published by HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks.