Preview – Grandpa’s Great Escape

Gradpa's Great Escape
Picture Shows: Grandpa (Tom Courtenay), Jack (Kit Connor). Image Credit: BBC/King Bert Productions/Mark Mainz.

Sky may have adapted David Walliams’s Ratburger, but the BBC are still continuing to adapt his other stories – this is the sixth of his books to make it to TV.

The story follows a boy named Jack (Kit Cooper), whose grandpa (Tom Courtenay) was once a Spitfire ace during the Second World War. Now he has Alzhimer’s and is living in a vile retirement home. Jack thus plans to get him out of the home so that he can fly his beloved Spitfire one last time.

Grandpa’s Great Escape is on BBC One at 18.55.