Strictly Come Dancing 2019

Client: BBC | TV Performance Visuals

Potion Pictures returned to work for the BBC long running dance show. Starting with a launch show outside Television Centre and continuing to Elstree Studios and Blackpool Tower Ballroom, we designed the screen and projection content for over 200 performances. Highlights from this series included a perspective illusion of a 3D Lighthouse and a magic carpet that moved with the choreography. Potion designers worked closely onsite with the lighting team, choreographers and producers to ensure stunning graphics in a short turnaround time. This series was another ratings triumph for the BBC hitting a peak audience of 12.5 million viewers for its live final making it one of the most watched TV programmes of the year.

Graphic Design: David Newton
Additional graphic design: Sophie Marschner and Alberta Torres
Director: Nikki Parsons
Creative Director Jason Gilkinson
Dance Team: Claire Hore and Joe Turner
Series Producer: Jack Gledhill
Executive Producer: Sarah James
Lighting Director: David Bishop
Moving Lights Operator: Tom Young
Hippo Operator: Matt Lee
Set Designer: Patrick Doherty
Art Director: Catherine Land