South Yorkshire filming finishes on David Walliams’ Billionaire Boy

David Walliams has been filming his new drama in Sheffield and Rotherham
David Walliams has been filming his new drama in Sheffield and Rotherham
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Shooting has finished on David Walliams’ new Christmas show filmed in Sheffield and Rotherham.

Billionaire Boy, based on one of the comedian’s popular children’s books, is to be shown on BBC One this Christmas.

The drama was filmed in South Yorkshire in October, with key locations including Wentworth Woodhouse and Oakwood High School in Rotherham.

It tells the story of Len, who makes a billion from inventing a new toilet roll, and his 12-year-old son Joe, who seems to have everything – but needs a friend.

Executive producer Jo Sargent, from King Bert Productions, said: “We’ve had a brilliant time shooting ‘Billionaire Boy’ in Yorkshire.

“The combination of fantastic crew & locations, brilliant performances from the local children and investment from Screen Yorkshire created the perfect package for a successful shoot. We can’t wait to share the results with audiences this Christmas.”

Screen Yorkshire chief executive Sally Joynson said: “We’re delighted to have had the opportunity to work with King Bert to bring David Walliams’ ‘Billionaire Boy’ to the screen.

“With a fabulously entertaining script and stellar cast on board, it has all the makings of a real treat for audiences over the festive season.”

The cast includes Catherine Tate, John Thomson and Rebecca Front.

Little Britain star David Walliams plays Mrs Trafe, a dinner lady at Joe’s school who is described as dirty and old and who is dreadful at cooking.