As part of the excellent Pink Floyd evening on BBC Radio 2 and 6Music, there is an animated video from Wallace and Gromit creators Aardman Animations. As a companion to the Darkside radio drama, the video features some stunning images to give a multimedia dimension to the Darkside story. Pink Floyd, of course, was always a multi media band from the very early days where they would combine their mesmerising and rhythmic sounds with beautiful projections on their stages with the help of gel slides, projectors and the assistance of Mike Leonard. Link > Watch the video animation below from Aardman Animations. The video is broadcast live along with the broadcast.
BBC Radio 2 are to broadcast their Darkside radio drama on Monday 26th August at 10pm with two hours of Pink Floyd related songs beforehand that you get to choose to be played on the Now Playing radio show that is played for the two hours before Darkside. Anyway… here are some behind the scenes photos from the BBC from the recording of Darkside.
Watch a special visual trailer, made by Aardman Animations of Wallace and Gromit fame, previewing Radio 2’s Darkside drama, which you can hear on Bank Holiday Monday at 10pm. Celebrating 40 years of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, legendary playwright Sir Tom Stoppard has penned this fantastical story based on themes from the seminal album and stars a stellar cast. Featuring Bill Nighy, Rufus Sewell and Adrian Scarborough, with the lead roles played by Olivier Award-winning Iwan Rheon (Misfits) and stage actress Amaka Okafor (The Garbage King). Video: Darkside Teaser (May take a few seconds to load, may not work on Smartphone)