Britain Beneath Your Feet

Britain Beneath Your Feet is a landmark two-part BBC series. Presented by Dallas Campbell the programmes aims to reveal how we can better understand the world around us by looking at the earth beneath us. Playdead was one of three studios to be commissioned to produce graphics for this series.

Our project brief was to create three graphics showing underground systems – a coal mine, a disused nuclear bunker and a visualisation of Edinburgh Castle sitting on top of a volcanic ‘plug and tail’ formation.

We had access to plans and photographs showing the bunker as it was before recent renovations began so we were able to base our design on documentary evidence.