Viewers in the Republic of Ireland will be able to enjoy the award-winning Aardman swashbuckler The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists when it drops anchor on RTÉ One this evening. The animated feature created by the makers of Wallace & Gromit boasts a star-studded voice cast, including the talents of Hugh Grant, David Tennant, Imelda Staunton, Martin Freeman, Brian Blessed, Ashley Jensen , Salma Hayek and Lenny Henry.
The movie originally premiered in the UK and Ireland in March 2012.
The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists
RTÉ One, 6.35pm
Directed by British animation legend and Aardman co-founder Peter Lord and based on Gideon Defoe’s cult novel series, The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists is a delirious high-seas romp starring Hugh Grant as the luxuriantly bearded Pirate Captain, who navigates his salty crew on a perilous mission to Victorian London to aid a young Charles Darwin voiced by David Tennant and to win the coveted Pirate of the Year award. With a pirate-hating Queen Victoria, a very unusual parrot and a monkey butler in the mix you know you can count on plenty of laughs and chaotic family fun along the way.