BBC One Sets Premiere Date For ‘Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot’

Esio Trot (Teaser)BBC One’s one-off drama Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot will premiere on New Years Day (Thursday January 1st) at 6:30pm, it has been announced.

Adapted for television by Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer, Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot tells the story of  Mr. Hoppy, who devises a wildly ingenious plot to win over his neighbor, Mrs. Silver, which involves a cryptic riddle and no fewer than a hundred tortoises. Will Mr Hoppy’s wildly ingenious plot win the love of his lady?

The one-off 90 minute drama, which is a major part of BBC One’s Christmas schedule alongside the likes of The Boy In The Dress and a pair of Mrs Brown’s Boys specials, was produced by Endor Productions, directed by Dearbhla Walsh and stars Judi Dench and Dustin Hoffman. The executive producer is Hilary Bevan Jones.

TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.