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Grandpa's Great Escape

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Genre: Drama & Comedy
Production Year: 2018

Broadcaster: BBC One
Producer: King Bert Productions

Based on the best-selling book by master storyteller David Walliams, this fun, live-action family adventure pits a wily war veteran against his most awful adversary yet. Many years ago Grandpa was a World War II flying squadron leader hero but sadly he is now suffering from Alzheimer's disease. His grandson Jack is the only person who can communicate with him properly through second world war fantasies. Together they re-live Grandpa's experiences in his Spitfire during The Battle of Britain. Grandpa's behaviour becomes more and more erratic and when his family can no longer look after him he is moved to Twilight Villas, an old people's home run by the ferocious Miss Dandy. People only ever leave Twilight Villas in a coffin says the worldly newsagent Raj and it soon becomes clear Miss Dandy is running Twilight Villas for her own ulterior motives. In response, Grandpa enlists the help of his grandson Jack to help him and other inmates escape. "Jennifer Saunders ... is so good it's almost criminal" - Daily Mail. Starring: Sir Tom Courtenay (Billy Liar), Jennifer Saunders (Absolutely Fabulous), David Williams (Little Britain). Adapted by Emmy award winning writer Kevin Cecil (Gnomeo and Juliet, Veep).

Available Episodes

  1. 1 Promo
  2. 2 Full Episode
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