This delightful family comedy based on the bestselling book by David Walliams (The Boy in the Dress, Gangsta Granny) tells the story of Len and Joe Spud, an impoverished father and son who become instant billionaires when Len invents a new type of toilet roll. Home is now a huge mansion with a celebrity butler, but while 12-year-old Joe has everything money can buy, what he really needs is a friend. With his father obsessed by a high-spending lifestyle and new gold-digging girlfriend, Joe manages to transfer from his expensive private school to the local comprehensive.... Hiding his wealth, he is happy and soon making friends. But when Len turns up in a helicopter to deliver his forgotten homework, Joe's secret is out! [show more]
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BBC adaptation of David Walliams' children's book. 12-year-old Joe Spud (Elliot Sprakes) is the son of a billionaire who invented a famous brand of toilet paper, transforming their lives in the process. He has everything he could ever want apart from some friends and he's constantly made fun of by his classmates. After the secret of his new wealth gets out, suddenly everyone wants to be Joe's friend but his dad Len (John Thomson) encounters some troubles with his innovative product and his gold-digger girlfriend Sapphire Diamond (Catherine Tate). Will the father and son manage to get their lives and relationship back on track?