Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

TV Choice

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

TV Choice

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ROALD DAHL'S ESIO TROT BBC1, 6.30pm Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench make a wonderful double act in this adaptation of Roald Dahl's much-loved children's story. Hoffman plays Mr Hoppy, a shy and lonely old man who lives in a block of flats. He's in love with Mrs Silver, who lives in the balcony below his, but can only summon up enough courage to exchange a few words with her, despite longing to tell her how he truly feels. He devises a plan he hopes will help him get closer to her, which involves helping her beloved tortoise Alfie grow.

WHITE DEE: WHAT'S ALL THE FUSS ABOUT? Channel 5, 9.35pm An insight into the life of Dee Kelly, who became one of the most recognisable faces in the country after appearing in Channel 4 series Benefits Street, which led to her being part of the 14th series of Celebrity Big Brother. She talks about the impact fame has had on her personal life. MRS BROWN'S BOYS BBC1, 9.35pm A spate of burglaries prompts Agnes to increase her home security, fitting a bolt to the back door and an alarm system provided by Buster Brady. …

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