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Some accident scenes are often filmed in our area, on what locals call ' The Road to Nowhere ' . . . . which is exactly what it is, built but never fully completed when the majority of development work took place back in the 60's/70's. Since then as it backs onto the Common the road has been used by dog owners less steady on their feet or on mobility scooters, children with their first proper push bike whose parents take them there to practise their cycling. And more latterly by the BBC - I'd go as far as to say, it's become a local asset for all sorts of good reasons.
For the last 3 weeks, the producers of the TV series have been set building on a section of the road and it's been a fascinating process seeing the progress. It also goes to prove, often things are not quite as they appear! I'd imagine it will feature quite widely in the televised episode considering the time and probably cost that's been involved, or it might be a 10 second slot!
It's not a TV series I normally watch, but I'll be tuning in on the 11th August most definitely!
Just to give a little update . . . . the climax of weeks of preparation and some delay took place last night. A friend of mine went to see and film it, the local paper have included his video in their online article:
My wife loves the show.. amazing how much work goes into it.
I'll say, having watched them build the set for 3+weeks majorhazzard . . . . since I took my photo's they added like a rampart, railings and coping ' stones ' to the mock bridge. From the front on, a very short distance away, you'd think it was a proper concrete structure - the paint job was pure genius to achieve it! Apparently the same chaps are also working on 3 different castle sets currently for various film or TV productions and are not unsurprisingly in high demand for their talented artistry.
Perpetua - I did wonder as I watched the show on Saturday if that was the one you mentioned in this thread. I half-recognised the bridge from the photos you posted, and my wife remarked along the lines of "I wonder where they found a spare bit of dual carriageway to film that on!". All set me thinking . . .
Perpetua - I did wonder as I watched the show on Saturday if that was the one you mentioned in this thread.
It was indeed the very one chykensa . . . . . and the interior ambulance scenes aren't actually an ambulance, they're again an illusion as they use a large model, sort of cut off after the cab part.
Makes sense really as I guess it could get a bit crowded trying to fit actors, a film crew and their paraphernalia into the back of a real one, although it does have a slight bubble bursting effect when you see how scenes like this are actually created!
I remember going to see a sit-com recorded live at a London studio many years ago - can't remember even what it was called, it was so mediocre. Again, rather underwhelming just how many takes there were, we got fed up with laughing to order! Quite interesting from a technical perspective though