This BBC made-for-tv film first appeared in 2014 and is one of the most charming, eccentric and heart-warming productions you could ever hope to see.
It is based on the Roald Dahl book of the same title in which shy old Mr Hoppy is madly in love with his neighbour Mrs Silver whose balcony is below his. But Mrs Silver only has eyes for her tortoise Alfie. When she confides that she wishes Alfie might grow larger, Mr Hoppy hatches a plan to make her wish come true and gentle chaos ensues.
Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench are perfect in the leading roles and James Corden holds the plot together as their younger neighbour and narrator. But then you would expect nothing less.
As far as I know the film has never been shown in cinemas but it is available on iPlayer for the next 28 days. And below is the trailer to give you a taste of its charm.