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

Mr Stink

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).

Mr Stink

TV adaptation of the kids' book written by David Walliams. It's a story about a tramp... who stinks

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

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.

Production Details

Part of

David Walliams Comedies

Production companies
Also known as
  • Mr. Stink (Other official name)
Laugh track

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 23rd December 2012 on BBC One at 6:30pm
Episode length
1 hour
Last repeat
Saturday 28th August 2021 at 8:00pm on CBBC

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