The familiar tv crew from the BBC medical soap “Casualty” is back in Penarth this week to shoot an action sequence for an episode which will be going out later in the year.
Today they set up base camp on the freshly mown but somewhat parched minature golf course
In the action sequence which makes suburban Penarth look like the streets of San Francisco, a saloon car chases a Land Rover past some of the most exclusive and pricey properties in Plymouth Road.
The producers of the classic ’60s Steve McQueen car chase movie Bullitt couldn’t afford aerials – but Casualty can . Earlier in the day the Casualty crew had deployed their new secret weapon – a remote-control drone carrying a tv camera which provides aerial tracking shots of the car chase as it happens.
You never know with Casualty – there may just be an awful accident waiting to befall the blue Landrover . Filming however, stretches out reality and the actual impact won’t be shot until tomorrow. The crew said local residents had been very helpful and co-operative.
The unit were working at the location tonight until 19:00 and will be back again in an adjacent the area tomorrow to finish off their shoot. The crew say they’re hoping for a cloudy grey day – because the weather in this episode is supposed to look like November.