Following on from the success of Christmas TV offerings Gangsta Granny and Mr Stink, BBC One is to dramatise David Walliams’ first children’s book Boy In The Dress for the 2014 festive season.
The hour-long Christmas special will be adapted by Kevin Cecil and Andy Riley alongside David himself. It tells the story of a 12-year-old boy who enjoys cross-dressing, and the reactions of his family and friends.
Walliams says: “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 programme is commissioned by Shane Allen, BBC Controller, Comedy Commissioning, who says: “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.”