New Year's Day TV pick: Roald Dahl's Esio Trot

Published Thursday, Jan 1 2015, 01:00 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
The BBC are bringing to life a kids' classic this New Year's Day with Roald Dahl's Esio Trot.

Starring Dustin Hoffman as Mr Hoppy, a quiet retiree who is hopelessly in love with his downstairs neighbour, Mrs Silver played by Judi Dench.

Roald Dahl's Esio Trot, Thu 1 Jan


While Mr Hoppy fails to find the courage to confess his feelings, he has no idea she actually feels the same. He decides to win her heart by helping her beloved tortoise Alfie to grow, but when Mr Pringle, another neighbours sets his sights on Mrs Silver, it looks like Hoppy has competition.

As he continues with his cunning plan to make Alfie miraculously grow, he finally wins Mrs Silver's heart – only to find he's already there. Aww!

Roald Dahl's Esio Trot, BBC1, 6.30pm

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