Aardman Creates Film Based on a Stoppard Play to Celebrate 40th Anniversary of 'Dark Side of the Moon'

BBC Radio Play Will Touch on Themes from Pink Floyd Album

Published On
Aug 20, 2013

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Pink Floyd's seminal album "The Dark Side of the Moon" celebrates its 40th anniversary, and the BBC has created a new radio play, "Dark Side," written by Tom Stoppard, to mark the occasion. Aardman Animations was behind the film created to support the drama, which stars Bill Nighy, Rufus Sewell and Adrian Scarborough, with "Misfits" star Iwan Rheon and "The Garbage King" actress Amaka Okafor taking the leads. It is based on themes from the album.

The three-minute piece, directed by Darren Dubick, features images, lyrics and dialog from the play while evoking the main themes of greed, conflict and consumption, and touching on its eventual morbid message: Life is futile, and destined to descend into madness.

The film acts as a promo for the play. It It will also compliment the audio experience on the radio and will be played on a loop on the BBC Radio 2 website, BBC Big Screens and a number of third party sites when the drama is broadcast live on August 26.


Aug 20, 2013
Brand :
Radio 2
Client :
Radio 2
Agency :
Aardman Animation
Director :
Darren Dubicki
Executive Producer :
Heather Wright
Producer :
Helen Argo
Production Assistant :
Louise Johnson
Production Assistant :
Danny Gallagher
Director, Photography :
Mark Chamberlain
Camera Assistant :
Joe Maxwell
Gaffer :
Nat Sale
CG Modeling :
Olly Skillman-Wilson
CG Modeling :
David Klein
CG Modeling :
Saul Freed
CG Animation :
Mathew Rees
CG Animation :
Rich Spence
CG Lighter :
Andrew Lavery
Senior Compositor :
Jim Lewis
Compositing :
Spencer Cross
Compositing :
Paule Quinton
Animator/After Effects Artist :
Tom Readdy
Editor :
Dan Hembury

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