Under the Mountain was a sci-fi television show that terrified a generation of children. Inspired by the Maurice Gee novel of the same name, the eight-part series screened in 1981. It was innovative in its use of special effects, including creepy underground tunnels and humanoid aliens changing into giant slugs. The head designer of the show, Rob Gillies, and actor Roy Billing join Jesse Mulligan to discuss how it was made.
This audio interview was recorded for RNZ National's NZ Screen History series, which aired in 2021 as part of Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan. The content is copyright to RNZ, and may not be reproduced from NZ On Screen.