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The Boy in the Dress

One-off family comedy. Dennis is an ordinary boy but he feels different. He creates a whole new persona and puts it to the ultimate test - can a boy wear a dress?

Dennis feels different - he's an ordinary boy who lives in an ordinary house in an ordinary street, he plays football with his mates and lives with his dad and brother, but he is frustrated by the boring grey world he inhabits - life has never really been the same since his mum left.

However, transformation can happen in the most unexpected places. In Raj's newsagent, a fashion magazine seems to be calling Dennis - can it be that Kate Moss is really telling him that it's okay for boys to like Vogue? Aided by Lisa, the coolest girl in the school, Dennis creates a whole new persona and puts it to the ultimate test - but can a boy wear a dress, and what will the headmaster, his dad and his friends on the football team think if they find out?

Based on David Walliams' best-selling children's book, with an all-star cast including Jennifer Saunders, James Buckley, David Walliams and Kate Moss, The Boy in the Dress is a celebration of creativity, difference, football and fashion. A Christmas treat for the whole family.

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1 hour, 2 minutes

Audio described

Last on

Tue 23 Jul 2019 09:30

Music Played

  • Deeeā€Lite

    Groove Is In The Heart

  • Dizzee Rascal

    Holiday (feat. Chrome & Calvin Harris)


Role Contributor
Dennis Billy Kennedy
Referee David Walliams
Miss Windsor Jennifer Saunders
Mr Norris James Buckley
Jaspreet Meera Syal
Dad Steve Speirs
Mr Hawthorn Tim McInnerny
Raj Harish Patel
Herself Kate Moss
Miss Price Felicity Montagu
Lisa Temi Orelaja
Darvesh Aaron Chawla
John Oliver Barry-Brook
Gareth Sonny Ashbourne Serkis
Cherise Rosheen Hinze
Mum Emma Cooke
Himself Gary Lineker
Writer David Walliams
Writer Kevin Cecil
Writer Andy Riley
Producer Jo Sargent
Director Matt Lipsey


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