Another wonderful fantasy from Aardman Animations, in which the Hugh Grant-voiced Pirate Captain sets sail to beat rivals Black Bellamy (Jeremy Piven) and Cutlass Liz (Salma Hayek) to the pirate of the year award. When he happens on Charles Darwin (David Tennant), all sorts of landlubberly machinations threaten to sink his plan. A witty stop-motion adventure.

Paul Howlett, The Guardian, 21st August 2017

Hollywood comes calling to the sofa: a double act of Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek, in town to promote their new Shrek spin-off movie Puss in Boots. The two may well talk about why they've appeared together so often on screen (six movies), while fellow guest Jimmy Carr quips from the sidelines. A musical contribution from Coldplay, performing the new single, is the cherry on the cake.

David Butcher, Radio Times, 9th December 2011