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Stewart: Star Trek was 'going to be a failure'

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Sir Patrick Stewart has an acting career spanning more than 50 years. He was an accomplished Shakespearean actor when he took on the role of Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation which brought him international acclaim.

He talks to Sarah Montague about his decision to join the Star Trek cast and why it wasn't supposed to be successful.

Watch more: Patrick Stewart: Silent crime of domestic violence

You can watch the full interview on BBC World News on Tuesday 24 January at 04:30, 09:30, and 15:30. It will be repeated on BBC World News at 21:30 on Wednesday 25th January. It will be on the BBC News Channel on Wednesday 25 January at 04:30 GMT and Thursday 26 at 00:30 GMT.

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