The BBC has released the first teaser image of their upcoming adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot, which is set to air on BBC One this Christmas.
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 being described a major part of the corporation’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.
This, the first teaser image, shows Judi Dench and Dustin Hoffman in character as Mrs Silver and Mr Hoppy, respectively.
Check it out below: