17th century thriller for BBC


Date:November 2017

Services:Completed all 170 VFX shots for the 3×60-min retelling of The Gunpowder Plot.


England, 1605. With the country at war with Catholic Spain, English Catholics are persecuted and priests caught saying Mass are punished with death. Several attempts have already been made on the new King’s life. All so far have failed. But deep in the heart of the Warwickshire countryside a new plot is brewing. A plot that will become legend, and leave a mark on the country that will still be felt over 400 years later.


For episode one, working closely with production designer Grant Montgomery and director J Blakeson, The Flying Colour Company added blood and gore, and completed crowd replication work, for execution scenes.

The VFX team also created set extensions for the Tower of London and Warwick Castle, built London establishing shots and worked on multiple green screen elements.

The work was completed using Flame by Vinny David, Andy Maddison, Jaime Leonard, Fabio Vona, Fasa Oyibo, Dominic Thomson and Sarah Buisson.