“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…
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