Over the course of six meals at six different restaurants in and around the Lake District, Lancashire and the Yorkshire Dales, the ultimate odd couple find themselves debating the big questions of life over a series of culinary delights.The series is directed by Michael Winterbottom and builds on the success of previous collaborations between the comedy pair such as A Cock And Bull Story and 24 Hour Party People.Submarine is the debut feature film by Richard Ayoade - otherwise known as office oddball Moss from Channel 4's The IT Crowd - and is based on the novel of the same name by Swansea-born writer Joe Dunthorne.It is produced by Warp Films in association with Red Hour Films - the production company headed by Hollywood superstar Ben Stiller.A rare collection of Ivor The Engine episodes, which have not been seen since the 1960s, has been unearthed in Kent.The 24 reels were found at the back of the converted pigshed in Blean, Kent, where Peter Firmin and Oliver Postgate created their much-loved children's animated films.In time he became first bass of the choir and transported the members from place to place.
Ivor The Engine was created by Postgate and Firmin's Smallfilms television company.
Coogan, a food critic, is commissioned by the food supplement of a Sunday newspaper to review half a dozen restaurants and plans a business-mixed-with-pleasure trip with his girlfriend.
However, she ends the relationship, which leads to Coogan reluctantly inviting along the only person he can think of who will be available - his friend Brydon.
Read more on the story on BBC England News online, and read more about Ivor The Engine on the BBC Wales Arts site.
This year's Dylan Thomas Festival takes on a twist as it aims to celebrate not just one Welsh writer with the surname Thomas but a whole host of worthy literary and broadcasting greats who share the name. Gwyn Thomas, the great Welsh storyteller and chronicler of the valleys, is another influential writer that will be celebrated at this year's festival.