The Swallows and Amazons film trailer features exactly the kind of wholesome family adventure you’d expect

And Sherlock's Andrew Scott makes a blink-and-you'll-miss-it appearance


The Swallows and Amazons movie was never going to be a gritty, challenging watch – they even changed Titty’s name to Tatty from the original book for fear of offending younger viewers (or maybe of making them laugh).


But there is a bit of jeopardy mixed in with the boating adventures and games of pirates in the first trailer for the new BBC Films adaptation of Arthur Ransome’s classic children’s tale, with Rafe Spall as a wanted man and Sherlock villain Andrew Scott also making a brief appearance.

Kelly Macdonald, Jessica Hynes and Harry Enfield also star, along with a cast of young newcomers.


Swallows and Amazons is in UK cinemas from 19th August