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Roald Dahl's Esio Trot

Retired bachelor Mr Hoppy is hopelessly in love with his neighbour Mrs Silver, but she is only interested in her pet tortoise Alfie - until Mr Hoppy hatches an audacious plan to win her love.

1 hour, 27 minutes

Last on

Fri 30 Dec 2016 18:30

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • Louis Armstrong

    A Kiss To Build A Dream On

  • Ronnie Hughes & Jack Honeyborne

    Black Bottom Stomp

  • Johann Strauss II

    The Kiss Waltz

    Performer: Ronnie Hughes. Performer: Jack Honeyborne.
  • The Beatles

    Good Night

  • Louis Armstrong

    Hello Dolly

  • Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington


  • Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars

    It's Been A Long Time


Role Contributor
Mrs Silver Judi Dench
Mr Hoppy Dustin Hoffman
Narrator James Corden
Mr Pringle Richard Cordery
Roberta Pixie Davies
Pet Shop Owner Geoff McGivern
Keen Pet Shop Owner Jimmy Akingbola
Mrs Desmond Lisa Hammond
Mrs Desmond Anna Cannings
Philip Joseph West
Philip's Mother Katie Lyons
Woman on Bus Polly Kemp
Mrs Wu Pik-Sen Lim
Mr Mavrokoukoudopolous Salo Gardner
Little Girl Emily Ralph
Trumpeter Ronnie Hughes
Pianist Jack Honeybourne
Puppy Boy Leo Umeh
Puppy Boy's Mother Lara Rossi
Producer Hilary Bevan Jones
Director Dearbhla Walsh
Writer Richard Curtis
Writer Paul Mayhew-Archer


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