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SKY Urban Myth: A comedy based on The Sex Pistols on Bill Grundy’s show

Sky Arts Urban Myth series includes a comedy based on the infamous scene with the Sex Pistols on Bill Grundy’s nightly show. The incident actually ended Grundy’s show but the memory lives on. Acme re-created various elements of that time for the production. Acme recreated NME Magazine, The Sun with the Sex Pistols headline featuring the young actors playing the Sex Pistols and Steve Pemberton playing Bill Grundy.

Sex Pistols Posters authentically re-created by Acme with period 1960's font accuracy
Sex Pistols Posters authentically re-created by Acme with period 1960’s font accuracy

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London Television Advertising created to be similar yet recognisable including Steve Pemberton playing Bill Grundy
London Television Advertising created to be similar yet recognisable including Steve Pemberton playing Bill Grundy

Period Props for dramas and documentaries are recreated so that the graphics look new rather than vintage pieces on set.

NME from 1969 recreated by Acme for Set Dressing
NME from 1969 recreated by Acme for Set Dressing
The Sun featured the incident with the Sex Pistols on Bill Grundy's Today show, Acme recreates the paper with photo of actors playing the Pistols
The Sun featured the incident with the Sex Pistols on Bill Grundy’s Today show, Acme recreates the paper with photo of actors playing the Pistols and Steve Pemberton playing Bill Grundy. The Today show ended Grundy’s career, thanks to the Pistols.