Donning the three-cornered hat, Vic Reeves travels back to the early 18th century to meet the most famous highwayman of them all.
Vic meets Blackbeard and, amongst all the blood and gore, finds a pirate loved by his crew and by virtually every woman he met.
Skein du in hand Vic Reeves' ventures into the highlands of the early 18th century to meet the most famous Scot of them all Rob Roy McGregor.
Vic meets the 18th-century gangland boss, who makes Tony Soprano look like a priest. However, his public persona was somewhat different.
Vic meets Captain Kidd, the man who almost brought down the British Empire. His fall from grace is a tale of mutiny, murder and deceit.
Vic finds out that Claude Du Vall, the mould on which our image of every English highwayman is built, was in fact French.
Vic meets Anne Bonny and Mary Read; tough pirates who showed their breasts before killing a man, a final insult to say you've been killed by a woman.
Vic meets Deacon Brodie, who was so besotted with the 18th century's equivalent of The Sopranos that he began to act out the fantasy in real life.
Imagine a smuggler so successful that a whole army is set up to keep him in check. Vic meets George Ransley, head of a huge criminal empire.
Vic meets Colonel Blood, the man who stole the crown jewels, it was a crime rewarded not with the chop but a nice estate in Ireland and pension.