ANOTHER children’s book by David Walliams is being turned into a BBC1 film.

The adaptation of Gangsta Granny comes from the Baftanominated team behind the filming of another Walliams book, Mr Stink, shown at Christmas.

The comedy drama – written by Kevin Cecil and Andy Riley with Walliams – tells the story of schoolboy Ben, who’s bored beyond belief after he is made to stay at his grandma’s house.

All she wants to do is stay in and play Scrabble and eat cabbage soup. What Ben doesn’t know is that she was once an international jewel thief, and for her entire life, she has been plotting to steal the Crown Jewels. Now, she needs his help.

Gangsta Granny will be shown on BBC1 at Christmas.

Britain’s Got Talent judge Walliams said: “Gangsta Granny has proved to be the most popular of all my books.

“It’s an adventure story about two unlikely thieves, Granny and her grandson Ben.

It should make for exciting family viewing.”

Filming will take place later this year. No casting details have been announced yet.

Gangsta Granny was Walliams’ fourth children’s book. First published in 2011, it has sold 430,000 copies and reached the top of the children’s book chart.

VIC REEVES and Bob Mortimer are returning to BBC2 with a new comedy series with the working title House Of Fools.

The series will shoot this year for transmission next year.

The studio audience sitcom is set in Bob’s grubby flat, which he unwillingly shares with Vic – and a constant stream of unwanted visitors, including lothario Beef (Matt Berry) and Geordie ex-con Bosh (Dan Skinner).

Hidden upstairs is Erik, Bob’s sulky son, played by comic Daniel Simonsen, and lurking next door is man-eater Julie (Morgana Robinson).

House Of Fools is described as “half an hour of unadulterated Reeves and Mortimer, uniquely surreal jokes, physical nonsense, daft songs, unimaginable props and impossible situations with a comedy thoroughbred cast”.

Shane Allen, who is in charge of commissioning comedy, calls Vic and Bob “the daddies of daft comedy”, adding: “It’s a total joy to watch two men in their 50s goof about so gloriously.”