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William Bartlett, Framestore
The “SS-GB” title sequence is exactly what a title sequence should be: a tidy exploration of the themes of the show, a hint of the characters and locations and music we’ll get to know, neatly packed into just a minute and a half of screen time. What makes it unusual is that it even tells part of the TV show’s story.
The triumph of Germany in the Battle of Britain would have been prohibitively expensive to film, but William was asked if he could work it into the title sequence. “It was not something they could film, but it was so crucial to the story,” says William. “We showed it at the beginning of the sequence, with the planes. The idea is that Germany is invading, and three plucky British planes are trying to resist the might of the Luftwaffe, and then get shot down."