e Ratburger characters - British Comedy Guide
Ratburger. Image shows from L to R: Burt (David Walliams), Sheila (Sheridan Smith), Zoe (Talia Barnett), Gary (Mark Benton). Copyright: King Bert Productions.


Sky One comedy drama about a girl who makes friend with a rat. 1 episode in 2017. Stars Mark Benton, Talia Barnett, Sheridan Smith, David Walliams and others.


Played by: Mark Benton
Ratburger. Gary (Mark Benton). Copyright: King Bert Productions.

Zoe's dad Gary used to work in an ice-cream factory packing boxes - his dream was to invent a new icecream which he would sell to make his family rich. But, sadly his wife died and then also the factory closed down. He met and married Sheila and is now forced to do lots of dead end jobs, to help fund Sheila's prawn cocktail crisps habit.


Played by: Talia Barnett
Ratburger. Zoe (Talia Barnett). Copyright: King Bert Productions.

Zoe is very kind, thoughtful and sensitive, but, tough, determined and resilient too. She lives with her dad Gary and stepmother Sheila. Her only friend is Harry and she is bullied by Tina.


Played by: Sheridan Smith
Ratburger. Sheila (Sheridan Smith). Copyright: King Bert Productions.

Sheila has been hitched a few times (no one ever knows what happened to her ex-husbands) and is now married to Gary, and is a rather lax stepmother to Zoe. She is a big fan of daytime television and spends most of her time watching it, while eating countless packets of prawn cocktail crisps.


Played by: David Walliams
Ratburger. Burt (David Walliams). Copyright: King Bert Productions.

Burt owns Burt's Burger Van, which he often sets up outside the school - as the pupils are his best customers. His burgers (made of dubious meat) and his special sauce are particularly popular.

Mr Fellows

Played by: Nigel Planer
Ratburger. Mr Fellows (Nigel Planer). Copyright: King Bert Productions.

Mr Fellows is the headmaster at Zoe's school. He's rather strict and humourless.

Miss Maxwell

Played by: Sophie Thompson
Ratburger. Miss Maxwell (Sophie Thompson). Copyright: King Bert Productions.

Miss Maxwell teaches at Zoe's school and is in charge of the school talent contest.

D.C. Grey

Played by: Sarah Hadland
Ratburger. D.C. Grey (Sarah Hadland). Copyright: King Bert Productions.

The local detective constable, who works alongside WPC Budd.

W.P.C. Budd

Ratburger. W.P.C. Budd (Jocelyn Jee Esien). Copyright: King Bert Productions.

WPC Budd works with DC Grey, trying to solve local crimes.

Charlie Jacobs

Played by: Ben Bailey Smith
Ratburger. Charlie Jacobs (Ben Bailey Smith). Copyright: King Bert Productions.

Charlie Jacobs is a famous TV chef - and a big fan of healthy fast food.


Played by: Harish Patel
Ratburger. Raj (Harish Patel). Copyright: King Bert Productions.

Raj runs the local newsagents. He's a very jolly man and lots of schoolchildren love to go and see him. He's friendly with all of them and knows their names. Raj tries to be a canny businessman with lots of 'special' offers (which aren't particularly special).

Tina Trotts

Played by: Tillie Amartey
Ratburger. Tina Trotts (Tillie Amartey). Copyright: King Bert Productions.

Tina is the school bully, and she's tough and scary. Though, like most bullies, she's deeply insecure.


Played by: George Kent
Ratburger. Harry (George Kent). Copyright: King Bert Productions.

Zoe's friend - he's flamboyant and excitable, and very kind and thoughtful.


Played by: Charlotte Marsh
Ratburger. Chloe (Charlotte Marsh). Copyright: King Bert Productions.

A talented singer at Zoe's school, she's a teacher's pet with a mean streak.