The Galaxy Britain Built: Droids, Darth Vader and Lightsabers
Documentary celebrating the British contribution to the original Star Wars films. David Whiteley uncovers never-before-heard stories from the geniuses who helped build the galaxy.
The Galaxy Britain Built celebrates the British contribution to the original Star Wars.
Presenter and Star Wars fan David Whiteley uncovers some never-before-heard stories from the geniuses who helped build the galaxy, from the costume designer and art director to the man who made the lightsaber. It was a time when science fiction films were not box office draws, and very few people in the industry believed in George Lucas's vision. But his first Star Wars film ended up being a very British endeavour.
The programme documents the behind-the-scenes talent that helped bring the galaxy to life in the late 1970s. It also looks at how the British talent continues to be part of the Star Wars legacy to the present day.
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
The blockbuster made in Borehamwood
But the original film would never have been made without a British studio and host of talented artists and technicians.
The Galaxy Britain Built tracked down these filmmakers to get their stories, revealing how they drew on all their ingenuity to bring George Lucas's vision to life in the face of a tight schedule and even tighter budget.
Read the full story on the BBC News website
|Executive Producer||Diana Hare|