Grandpa's Great Escape. Image shows from L to R: Barry (David Walliams), Miss Dandy (Jennifer Saunders), Grandpa (Tom Courtenay). Copyright: King Bert Productions.

Grandpa's Great Escape

BBC One comedy drama from David Walliams. 1 episode in 2018. Stars Tom Courtenay, David Walliams, Kit Connor, Samantha Spiro and others.

Grandpa's Great Escape. Image shows from L to R: Barry (David Walliams), Miss Dandy (Jennifer Saunders), Grandpa (Tom Courtenay). Copyright: King Bert Productions.

Grandpa's Great Escape

Family comedy drama about a boy and his grandfather, escaping from a nasty old people's home

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2018
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
1
Starring
Tom Courtenay, David Walliams, Kit Connor, Samantha Spiro, Jennifer Saunders, Harish Patel, Michele Dotrice, Alice Nokes and others
Writers
David Walliams and Kevin Cecil
Director
Elliot Hegarty
Producer
Charlie Leech

Grandpa's Great Escape tells the tale of Grandpa, a World War II flying ace, who now sadly suffers from Alzheimer's disease and when his family can no longer look after him he is moved to an old people's home called Twilight Towers, run by Miss Dandy.

It soon becomes clear Miss Dandy is running Twilight Towers for her own ulterior motives and it is up to Grandpa and his grandson Jack to make a daring escape. Failure could have the most dire consequences but success will give Grandpa a final chance to relive his past and once again take to the sky in his beloved Spitfire.

Production Details

Part of

David Walliams Comedies

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 1st January 2018 on BBC One at 6:55pm
Episode length
65 minutes
Last repeat
Thursday 25th July 2019 at 9:30am on CBBC

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