Dallas Campbell and the BBC team at ‘Britain Beneath Your Feet’ have let us know the airdate for the program in which Sharon extols the virtues of TreeRadar, shot at Burghley House, the annual home for the Burghley International Horse Trials, and the actual home of Miranda Rock, her husband, and four children. To quote from the BBC description of the 1 hour show:-
‘This series is a unique view of Britain – from below. In this first of two programmes, Dallas Campbell reveals why we can only understand the familiar world around us by discovering the hidden wonders beneath our feet. Breathtaking computer graphics strip away the earth to lay bare this secret world that’s rarely explored.
Dallas finds out how the Shard of London – the tallest skyscraper in Western Europe – stays standing on soft clay. He canoes along a secret river under the city of Bristol and discovers why Edinburgh was sited on an ancient volcano. Exploring the natural world, he abseils down an underground waterfall higher than Niagara. And beneath one of the nation’s oldest oak trees, he discovers a vast root system that’s wider and more intricate than its branches’.
After a typical 12 hour shoot, Sharon was clearly happy to have been able to analyse the radar results after the scan, ready to interview to camera, although the software did not want to play ball at one point; the picture above right is the place she now goes to in her mind when she has a big problem – in this case, and with a seemingly insurmountable software glitch to deal with, another half an hour and the light would have gone and the shoot would have failed. Now, she goes back to ‘The log at Burghley’. Her un-failing ability to solve the problem at hand came to the fore again, and the BBC are thrilled with the arboricultural part of the programme.