The BBC today released pictures from the forthcoming TV adaptation of the children's novel Mr Stink
Originally written by David Walliams
, who along with Simon Nye
has adapted the comedy for BBC One, it will air at 6.30pm
on Sunday 23rd December
. (It had been provisionally scheduled for Boxing Day.)
It stars Hugh Bonneville
as the eponymous tramp, Sheridan Smith
- companion Lucie Miller to the Eighth Doctor in the Big Finish audio dramas - as Mum, with Walliams playing the Prime Minister.
The one-hour production was filmed in October in both standard definition and in 3D - the first time the BBC has filmed a fictional programme in 3D. The free-to-air broadcast in 3D will be available to anyone who has access to a 3D TV set and to the BBC HD channel, regardless of which digital TV provider they use.