Sky Orders David Walliams’ Ratburger For Christmas

Sky 1 has announced that it will air an adaptation of David Walliams’ children’s novel Ratburger this Christmas, starring Sheridan Smith (Cilla), Mark Benton (The Halcyon), Nigel Planer (The Young Ones), Ben Bailey Smith (Law and Order: UK), and David Walliams himself.

Ratburger Zoe (Talia Barnett) who has a stepmother (Smith) that despises her, a dad (Benton) who’s never around, and suffers at the hands of school bully Tina Trotts (Tillie Amartey). Her only friend is Harry (George Kent), until she discovers a baby rat in her bedroom she calls Armitage.

Zoe discovers that Armitage can dance, so she enters him into the school talent show, but her stepmother and shifty burger man Burt (Walliams) have other ideas, which include throwing Armitage into the mincer and putting rat burgers on the menu.

David Walliams said: “I am thrilled my book is coming to Sky and especially thrilled that I am playing the villain Burt. Plus I will be working with one of my favourite comedy actors Nigel Planer and someone who I adore working with, the super talented Sheridan Smith.”