Tuesday's programme - Watch again
We've all heard of Long John Silver, Blackbeard and Captain Jack Sparrow - but a new pirate will soon be taking to the high seas. Hugh Grant leads the star-studded cast of Aardman's newest film 'The Pirates, In An Adventure with Scientists', which also features the voices of David Tennant, Salma Hayek and Imelda Staunton. The film's director, Peter Lord, came in to speak to us this morning.
The Band Perry are Nashville's newest sensations. Brothers Neil and Reid and big sister Kimberley have been described as "the hardest working band in country music" which might explain how they've managed to sell more than a million copies of their debut album. They joined Bill and Susanna on the sofa to talk about their self titled album.
The stars of the hugely successful children's TV show 'Press Gang' have been re-united for a new film. 'Wild Bill' centres around a recently released convict who returns home to find his teenage sons fending for themselves after being abandoned by their mum. Dexter Fletcher steps behind the camera for the first time to direct the London gangster story with his good friend Charlie Creed-Miles playing the eponymous character.
We've had David Walliams swimming the Thames, Andrew Flintoff trying to eat a muffin in record breaking speed and Helen Skelton trekking to the South Pole. Now, it's the turn of comedian Frank Skinner to attempt something equally outrageous. The people at Sport Relief asked Frank to swim 25 metres. Seemingly not a massive challenge, but that's until you consider the fact that Frank's petrified of swimming!
- 21 February 2012
- BBC News