joanna lumley starsc alongside david walliams in the pilot episode of david walliams and friend

David Walliams Goes Back To His Roots

David Walliams And Friend, 2015

David Walliams became a household name alongside Matt Lucas with their Little Britain.  He has gone on to write children’s books, write and star in the sitcom Big School and become a judge on Britain’s Got Talent.

In 2015 an idea was conceived to take Walliams back to his roots: sketch comedy.  The result was David Walliams And Friend.  A pilot show was broadcast in December 2015 with a full series of six episodes following in 2016.

Surprisingly the show was not the success it should have been.  Critics slammed it and despite a good start (the pilot episode attracted 6 million viewers), the show began to loose viewers.  The first episode of the series attracted 5.1 million viewers by the halfway stage this had fallen to 4.8 with the final episode attracting just 2.3 million.

The show was axed after just one series.


In each of the shows David Walliams is joined by a guest.  Together they perform a series of sketches.









David Walliams
Joanna Lumley
Jack Whitehall
Harry Enfield
Sheridan Smith
Meera Syal
Miranda Richardson
Hugh Bonneville


Channel: BBC1
Written And Created By: David Walliams and The Dawson Brothers
Original Transmission Dates:
24th December 2015 (pilot)
25th November – 27th December 2016