Mr Stink

Radio Times
Review by:
Jane Rackham

David Walliams’s book about a homeless man who is befriended by a lonely young girl, Chloe, was written with kids in mind, so it’s stuffed with references to bottoms, belches, farts and smells. But there’s some subtle moralising and tackling of prejudices.

Sheridan Smith is fabulous as a potential MP whose politics are slightly to the right of Hitler, while it was genius to cast Hugh Bonneville as the odoriferous Mr Stink and BGT’s Pudsey as his canine companion. Funny and heart-warming, it even has a cameo from Walliams himself.

About this programme

Family comedy based on the children's novel by David Walliams. Twelve-year-old Chloe leads a lonely existence - her mother is too busy with her political ambitions to take any interest in her daughter, her hen-pecked dad is hiding a secret of his own and she cannot hope to compete with her `perfect' younger sister - to say nothing of the nasty girls who make her school life a misery. So when she meets a tramp in need of somewhere to stay, she invites him to hide in her family's garden shed - but it soon turns out there is more to her smelly guest than meets the eye. Downton Abbey's Hugh Bonneville stars, with Sheridan Smith, Johnny Vegas and Isabella Blake-Thomas, and an appearance from Britain's Got Talent winner Pudsey the dog.

Cast and crew

Cast

Mr Stink
Hugh Bonneville
Mum
Sheridan Smith
Dad
Johnny Vegas
Prime Minister
David Walliams
Chloe
Nell Tiger Free
The Duchess
Pudsey
Annabelle
Isabella Blake-Thomas
Raj
Harish Patel
Pippa
Jemma Donovan
Presenter
Alex MacQueen
Sir Derek Dimble
Steve Pemberton
Prime Minister's aide
Danny Lee Wynter

Crew

Director
Declan Lowney
Producer
Jo Sargent
Writer
David Walliams
Categories
Drama

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