Alfie

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Alfie had been with Mrs Silver for years... Planks had been placed around the sides of the balcony so that Alfie could walk about without toppling over the edge...

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'Alfie had been with Mrs Silver for years and he lived on her balcony summer and winter. Planks had been placed around the sides of the balcony so that Alfie could walk about without toppling over the edge...' - Esio Trot

Alfie is a tortoise, and the much-loved pet of Mrs Silver. He lives on the balcony of her flat, beneath Mr Hoppy (who is secretly in love with Mrs Silver.) 

Mrs Silver worries about Alfie's size, but he doesn't appear to have many concerns himself. He has his own little house on the balcony and enjoys breakfasting on lettuce, tomato and celery. He hibernates in winter, and on his return is greeted joyously by Mrs Silver.

It's Mrs Silver's desire to see Alfie grow that sets Mr Hoppy's plan into action. He provides Mrs Silver with a spell that will, apparently, help Alfie do just that. Mrs Silver is delighted, and the stage is set for Alfie's grand adventure. Let's just say it involves a trip up to Mr Hoppy's, where he gets to meet a lot more tortoises...

BBC One's 2015 adaptation of Esio Trot sees the addition of a new character that does not appear in the original story. James Corden narrates the action of the film, charting Alfie's progress from Mrs Silver's to Mr Hoppy's and all the way in between...

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