Monday, 5 June, 2023

David Walliams ‘Boy in the Dress’ novel for BBC adaptation!

It has been confirmed today that David Walliams’ novel ‘Boy In The Dress’ will be adapted into an hour long special for the BBC.

The special will be aired over the winter period and has been transformed by Kevin Cecil and Andy Riley.

The story is about a 12 year old boy who’s hobbies include cross-dressing, and how his family and friends react to it.

However, ‘Boy In The Dress’ isn’t the first of Walliams’ novels to be made into a short film. His books ‘Mr Stink’ and ‘Gangsta Granny’ have both been made into TV specials before now.

Walliams explained: “I am over the moon that my first novel for children is going to be on BBC One at Christmas.

“I was very pleased with the adaptations of Mr Stink and Gangsta Granny, and I trust Boy in The Dress will delight and surprise a family audience.”

The BBC’s Shane Allen also said: “Boy in the Dress is a very touching, hilarious and poignant story of why being different is something to celebrate. As with David’s other novel adaptations I have no doubt this will attract an exceptional cast and be a special Christmas treat for all the family.”

David has had lots of success with his TV adaptations in the past, with both ‘Mr Stink’ and ‘Gangsta Granny’, attracting over 14 million viewers between them.


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