BILLIONAIRE BOY is the fourth of David Walliams’ books to be adapted for television. It tells the story of Len Spud (John Thomson) who invents ‘Bumfresh’ a revolutionary toilet roll which makes him a billionaire.
Len’s 12 year-old son Joe (Elliot Sprakes), has everything he could ever want except for a friend, so aided by his trusty butler (Warwick Davis), Joe leaves his posh school to make friends at the local comprehensive.
The stellar cast includes Catherine Tate, David Walliams, Rebecca Front, Bryn Terfel and newcomer Elliot Sprakes in his first TV role.
Writers: David Walliams, Kevin Cecil
Director: Matt Lipsey
Producer: Joanna Hanley
Executive Producer: Jo Sargent
Starring: John Thomson, Catherine Tate, James Fleet, Rebecca Front, Warwick Davis, Tupele Dorgu, Bryn Terfel, Elliot Sprakes.
Broadcaster: BBC One
Eps & Duration: 1 x 60’
Transmission: Christmas 2015
Available on BBC Store