Mr Stink. Image shows from L to R: Mr Stink (Hugh Bonneville), Chloe (Nell Tiger Free). Copyright: BBC / DEW Productions
Mr Stink

Mr Stink

  • TV comedy drama
  • BBC One
  • 2012
  • 1 episode

TV adaptation of the kids' book written by David Walliams. It's a story about a tramp... who stinks. Also features Nell Tiger Free, Hugh Bonneville, Jemma Donovan, Catherine Freeland, Charlotte Timmons and more.

Mr Stink. Image shows from L to R: Chloe (Nell Tiger Free), Mr Stink (Hugh Bonneville), Pippa (Jemma Donovan), Mother (Sheridan Smith), Dad (Johnny Vegas)

Key details

Comedy Drama
Nell Tiger Free, Hugh Bonneville, Jemma Donovan, Catherine Freeland, Charlotte Timmons, Thea Elmsley, Johnny Vegas, Sheridan Smith and more
David Walliams and Simon Nye
Declan Lowney
Jo Sargent and Mark Freeland

This one-off 60 minute comedy drama is based on David Walliams touching, twisted and hilarious tale of Mr Stink, who is befriended by a local girl, Chloe. Chloe sees Mr Stink every day, but she's never spoken to him, which isn't surprising, because he's a tramp, and he stinks.

But before she knows it, Chloe has an unusual friend hiding in her garden shed, when it looks like Mr Stink might be driven out of town. As Chloe struggles to make sure no one sniffs out Mr Stink, and her dad tries to hide a secret of his own, the stage is set for an epic family confrontation. There is also one other person with an extraordinary secret, as it turns out that there is more to Mr Stink than meets the eye... or nose.

Mr Stink is also the BBC's first ever narrative programme to be filmed in 3D.

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Additional details

Part of

David Walliams Comedies

Also known as
  • Mr. Stink
Camera set-up
Single camera

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 23rd December 2012 at 6:30pm on BBC One
Episode length
1 hour
Most recent repeats
  • Saturday 30th December 2023 at 7:10am on W
  • Friday 29th December 2023 at 5:30pm on CBBC
  • Friday 29th December 2023 at 8:50am on W

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