The BBC is today launching a brand new interactive drama, Footballers United, as part of its World War One season.
Footballers United combines fictional and archived content to tell the true story of a community and characters surrounding the Heart of Midlothian football team from 1914-1919 in Scotland.
Produced by Somethin’ Else and written and directed by Alex Winckler (My Mad Fat Diary, Hollyoaks), the drama is available at footballersunited.co.uk via desktop, mobile and tablet. It follows the stories of both the men and women, in Edinburgh and around the country, whose lives were forever changed by World War One.
This drama has been commissioned and produced by BBC Learning in collaboration with Somethin’ Else, a full service content agency working with brands and broadcasters to create content across online, television and radio. They are the current children’s BAFTA company of the year and well known for games such as Nightjar and Papa Sangre. They have most recently worked with the BBC to create the new Doctor Who and The Dalek game.