Exclusive: Indian actor Harish Patel (Keith Lemon: The Film) has been cast in BBC One’s upcoming one-hour TV movie adaptation of David Walliams’ childrens novel Mr Stink, TVWise has learned exclusively. Patel has been cast as Raj, the jovial shopkeeper who runs the local newsagents.
Based on Walliams’ novel, Mr Stink is a one hour TV movie which follows Mr Stink, a local tramp who is befriended by a young girl named Chloe. Chloe sees Mr Stink every day, but she’s never spoken to him, which isn’t surprising, because he’s a tramp, and he stinks – hence his name. When it looks like Mr Stink may be run out of town, Chloe hides him in her garden shed. As Chloe struggles to make sure no one sniffs out Mr Stink, and her dad tries to hide a secret of his own, the stage is set for an epic family confrontation. There is also one other person with an extraordinary secret, as it turns out that there is more to Mr Stink than meets the eye. The script was written by Walliams and the movie is being produced by BBC In-House Comedy Productions in association with David Walliams’ production company DEW Productions, with Mark Freeland, Head of BBC Comedy, serving as executive producer.