Johnny Vegas is to join Hugh Bonneville in Mr Stink, BBC One’s forthcoming 60-minute adaption of David Walliams’ popular children’s novel.

In addition to being shot in SD, Mr Stink will also be shot on 3D and broadcast on the HD channel; the first time the BBC has filmed a fictional programme in 3D.

Jonathan Creek star Sheridan Smith will also join Benidorm star – and PG Tip drinking –  Johnny who play mum and dad to lonely 12-year-old, Chloe, who befriends local tramp Mr Stink and invites him to hide out in her family’s garden shed.

As Chloe struggles to make sure no-one sniffs out Mr Stink, she also has to cope with an overbearing mum who is more interested in her own political ambitions than her daughter, her put-upon dad who has a secret of his own, her ‘perfect’ younger sister Annabelle and the nasty girls who make her life miserable at school.

Sheridan said: “David is such a brilliant writer, and the character just jumped off the page when I read it.  I can’t wait to work with Hugh and Johnny.”

Comic actor Harish Patel will also star in the adaption playing one of Chloe’s few friends, middle-aged newsagent Raj, while David himself makes an appearance as the Prime Minister.

Family comedy Mr Stink is being produced by BBC In-house Comedy Productions in association with David Walliams and his production company DEW Productions. It will be directed by Declan Lowney who has worked on popular seires including Little Britain, Alan Partridge and Father Ted.

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