“We’ve re­ally pushed the boat out!”

Was lucky enough to be out on lo­ca­tion with the crew while they shot this ma­jor episode, and we grabbed ac­tor be­hind the scenes…

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We’ve just watched the car crash be­ing filmed – it was very im­pres­sive!

It’s ex­tra­or­di­nary. The car’s wind­screen is bro­ken in, there are wires hang­ing out, but the worst thing is the smell of burned plas­tic and petrol. It’s a prop­erly crashed car, and we’re all squeezed into it. So there’s not been much act­ing re­quired!

This is a pretty big deal for Doc­tors…

It’s cer­tainly the biggest stunt we’ve done on Doc­tors for about 10 years – it’s huge. We’re re­ally proud of it. We al­ways work hard, but this is ex­tra spe­cial, and we’ve re­ally pushed the boat out.

Have you filmed many stunts be­fore?

My first driv­ing stunt on screen was in an episode of The Bill, in a re­ally ex­pen­sive Audi. I was play­ing a nasty vil­lain, and it was a bit scary as the car was worth a quar­ter of a mil­lion pounds! But this time I have more valu­able things with me, be­cause Lorna Laid­law [Mrs Tembe] and Owen Bren­man [He­ston] are in the car!

Has it been a night­mare, keep­ing the se­cret of who is set to die?

You do have to be cau­tious talk­ing to peo­ple. There’s been lots of con­jec­ture on­line about who will leave the show and how it’ll hap­pen. It’s nice that it’s not out there ex­actly what hap­pens – be­cause it’s worse than any­body seems to think that it’s go­ing to be…

Will the team get to­gether to watch the episode when it’s on screen?

We def­i­nitely will. We’re talk­ing about get­ting to­gether and hav­ing a lit­tle lunch when it’s on.

No ex­pense was spared for this par­tic­u­lar stunt

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