BBC One Sets Premiere Date For ‘Grandpa’s Great Escape’

BBC One’s newest David Walliams adaptation will premiere on New Year’s Day (Monday January 1st) at 6:55pm, it has been announced.

Based on David Walliams novel, Grandpa’s Great Escape tells the story of Grandpa, a World War II flying ace, who now sadly suffers from Alzheimer’s disease and when his family can no longer look after him he is moved to an old people’s home called Twilight Towers, run by Miss Dandy. It soon becomes clear Miss Dandy is running Twilight Towers for her own ulterior motives and it is up to Grandpa and his grandson Jack to make a daring escape. Failure could have the most dire consequences but success will give Grandpa a final chance to relive his past and once again take to the sky in his beloved Spitfire. The one-off is produced by King Bert Productions and stars Tom Courtenay, Kit Connor, Jennifer Saunders, Samantha Spiro, David Walliams and Michele Dotrice.

TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.