Ben Hammersley meets creators and fans to investigate how extended fictional universes, from Harry Potter to Game of Thrones, took over global culture.
Ben visits Professor Dumbledore's office to talk to Stuart Craig, production designer on the Harry Potter films; goes to Los Angeles to meet Lauren Faust, creator of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic; and travels to San Diego Comic Con where he discusses different universes with Marc Zicree, writer on numerous film and TV series, including Star Trek.
Ben also speaks to authors Robin Hobb and Warren Ellis, and to Axel Alonso and Ryan Penagos from Marvel. And he hears from numerous fans, including Game of Thrones superfans Linda Antonsson and Elio Garcia about the joys of fandom.
Producer: Giles Edwards.