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Billionaire Boy. Image shows from L to R: Joe Spud (Elliot Sprakes), Len Spud (John Thomson). Copyright: King Bert Productions.

Billionaire Boy

BBC One comedy drama. 1 episode in 2016. Stars John Thomson, Elliot Sprakes, Catherine Tate, James Fleet, Rebecca Front, Nathan Waight, David Walliams and others.

Billionaire Boy. Image shows from L to R: Miss Sharpe (Rebecca Front), Mr Darrow (James Fleet), Mrs. Trafe (David Walliams), Joe Spud (Elliot Sprakes), Len Spud (John Thomson), Sapphire Diamond (Catherine Tate), Warwick Davis. Copyright: King Bert Productions.

Billionaire Boy

Joe is the son of a billionaire inventor: he has everything he could wish for, but all he really needs is a friend

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2016
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
1
Starring
John Thomson, Elliot Sprakes, Catherine Tate, James Fleet, Rebecca Front, Nathan Waight, David Walliams, Tupele Dorgu and others
Writer
David Walliams
Director
Matt Lipsey
Producers
Joanna Hanley, Jo Sargent and Gregor Sharp

One-off family comedy. Father and son Len and Joe Spud have very little, but they become overnight billionaires when Len invents a new toilet roll. Joe now has everything he ever wanted - except a friend.

Len starts dating Sapphire Diamond - a 40-something-year-old hand model who claims to be 21 - who is only with him for his money, and he neglects Joe. The butler helps Joe to transfer to the local comprehensive, where Joe is sure he will make some friends.

Joe meets Bob and they become good friends, but Joe hides the fact that he's so wealthy. When Len turns up at the school with Joe's forgotten homework, the cat is out of the bag.

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