Other BBC Projects
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We’ve been working with the BBC for six years on a range of projects and in different animation styles including whiteboard (with the hairy hand). Our work has been used on Radio, Television and the BBC website to explain complex subjects – we even got to illustrate Professor Stephen Hawking’s Reith Lectures on the nature of black holes. We also made a whole series of films to Illustrate the History of Ideas series which you can see here
Below are some other examples of our work and Special Commissions for the BBC.
BBC News, The World Service and other Special BBC projects
From an exploration of the Nativity for BBC Radio 2, to a showcase of the ManBooker Prize nominees for 2017 for the BBC World Service, we have been asked to make animations for many channels of the BBC.
Our explainer videos for Professor Stephen Hawking's Reith Lectures on the nature of black holes was a real pleasure to work on and have become a must-see; we reversed our usual whiteboard technique and this time used a blackboard to reflect the subject matter!
Showcasing six shortlisted titles for 2017’s Man Booker International Prize.
Each year, the BBC invites a leading figure to give a series of lectures and in 2015, Professor Stephen Hawking delivered two lectures on the nature of black holes.
This explainer video for the BBC 6 O’Clock News was made in 2016 just before the EU referendum in the UK and explains how the EU works and how it operates.
Much of the mercury in our bodies comes from eating fish – but how does it get there in the first place?
Projects for BBC Radio 4
When we tell people we are making animations for BBC Radio 4 we are often met with quizzical looks. How do you animate for radio? That is the question that Radio 4 posed to us. Keen on engaging a new audience of digital natives, the broadcaster challenged us to use our visual thinking and animation skills to bring their audio content to life and attract people to their traditional broadcasts via their website. Our ongoing relationship with the corporation means that we are often asked to help with challenging content and narratives such as those pictured below...
One hundred years after women won the right to vote, Scarlett Moffatt tells the story of the suffragettes.
From prejudice to pride, the story of how gay sex was de-criminalised is a story of double-lives, suicides and brave fights.
With people living longer that ever before and not saving enough for their later years, is retirement headed for an uncertain future? Money Box explores whether retirement is a thing of the past.
Professor Mary King describes how the song became a symbol of hope.
What will be the future of Humanity? In this short film for Radio 4, historian and author of the international bestseller Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Yuval Noah Harari makes a prediction
Why do Americans love their flag so much? Adam Smith Senior Lecturer in History at UCL, tells the story of The Stars and Stripes and explains how it became ‘an incredibly emotional symbol of a nation’.
The Shipping Forecast is not just an essential guide to weather conditions and visibility for the seas around Great Britain, but a poetic ode to the sea and its potential dangers
What is the number one piece of music that the public would take with them if they were to be marooned on a desert island? Watch this film about Vaughan Williams’ ‘The Lark Ascending’