Few expected the 2014 Paddington movie to be as good as it was. Honouring the intrinsically British, sweetly affectionate tone of Michael Bond's classic children's stories it featured a pitch-perfect cast and an expert tone of whimsy that yielded critical and box office success.
Three years later Paddington (once more voiced by Ben Whishaw) is returning to our screens in the sequel. Returning faces Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Peter Capaldi and Julie Walters are this time joined by A-listers Hugh Grant and Brendan Gleeson. Although plot details are somewhat thin on the ground this new trailer indicates that Grant's baddie, a seeming master of disguise, is up to no good.
Plus, it has our marmalade-loving bear getting a bucket stuck on his head. Who could ask for more? Here's hoping that this will live up to its cherished predecessor.
Paddington 2 is released on 10th November.