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Britain from Above

Britain from Above

In a landmark series of documentaries, Andrew Marr goes on an epic journey revealing the secrets, patterns and hidden rhythms of our lives from a striking new perspective.

The multiple series project and website told the stories of our country, its landscape and society through incredible aerial photography. From a bird’s eye view of the nation, its workings, cities, landscapes and peoples are revealed and re-discovered in new and extraordinary ways. Like a constantly moving machine - with its cogs and wheels permanently in motion or like a living animal with blood coursing through its veins and arteries - the way the country works is revealed from above in a uniquely compelling way. Britain From Above uses ground-breaking CGI and innovative approaches to aerial photography to present images and perspectives never seen before on television. The website will remain live for the following decade, enabling users to continue to enjoy and relive the series for years to come.

  • BBC One
  • BBC Two
  • BBC Four
TX Date:

August 2008

  • Director/s: Cassian Harrison, Nic Young, Chris Mitchell, Mark Radice
  • Series Producer: Lucy van Beek
  • Exec Producer/s: Nick Catliff
Awards & Nominations::
  • International Digital Emmys 2009 - Win
  • Media Innovation Awards 2009 - Win
  • x2 Banff World Television 2009 - Nom
  • DADI AWARDS 2009 - Nom
  • Prix Europa 2009 - Nom