- Comedy Drama
- Sky Arts
- David Threlfall, Liam Macdonald, Vincent Londez, Madeleine Bowyer and Bob Cryer
- Neil Forsyth
- Ben Palmer
- Michael Livingstone and Tom Thostrup
Twelve-year-old André isn't quite like the other kids at school. He stands over six feet tall and weighs just shy of 100kg. But he's determined not to let his gigantism hold him back. That said, fitting inside the school bus is physically impossible. As luck would have it, an affable Irish chap has just moved to their rural French village and André's father is building a new cottage for him. Upon seeing the boy's dilemma, this newcomer immediately offers to chauffeur André to and from school each day in his truck.
Over time, the pair strike up a wonderful friendship, shooting the breeze about life, love and, most importantly, cricket. The Irishman is already something of a raconteur - he is, after all Samuel Beckett, the acclaimed Waiting For Godot writer who would later win a Nobel Prize for literature.
And as for the young man, he would go on to achieve worldwide fame himself, embracing his brawny frame to become the legendary wrestler and actor André the Giant.
- Part of
- Production company
- Also known as
- Samuel Beckett And Andre The Giant (Promotional title.)
- Laugh track
- First broadcast
- Thursday 26th January 2017 on Sky Arts at 10pm
- Episode length
- 30 minutes
- Last repeat
- Wednesday 26th May 2021 at 10:30pm