Some production statistics…
• 6818 mouths so far in the RP library with a further 3500 printed and ready to be painted etc.
• There are 140 sets of eyelids for the key pirate crew.
• The Pirates schedule boards required (approx) 118,147.5 cm of black wool to mark out the days and units.
• Weight of the pirate ship is 350 kg
• So far the art department has used 19,456 square metres of foam board. That is the same area as 5 full size pirate brigantines, 7 sloops, 9 East Asian junks or 74 tennis courts.
• 636 meters of aluminium wire have been used. This will be more than trebled in order to wire the 2000 metres of rope being used to create the pirate ship’s various sails and rigging.
• There are 1364 Pirate Captain mouths.
• There are 340 puppets in total.
• And - most importantly - the food stats for the crew so far:
Sandwiches made: 28,000
Sausages eaten: 6,884
Croissants consumed: 20,000
Hot lunches cooked: 56,000
Potatoes peeled: 5,100kg
Chips fried: 120,000
Squash drunk: 10,700 litres (undiluted!!!)
Teabags brewed: 120,200
Emily Metcalfe, PA to the Producer