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Die Bloggerin Marianne Paget hatte das Glück, dass Set von Case Histories besuchen zu dürfen.Hier ihr Bericht:
I visited one of the sets for the BBC1 series Case Histories at the weekend. The Beeb were filming on location at Edinburgh Council's Waverley Court, which in the series acts as Edinburgh's police HQ.
Arriving on set at the unearthly hour of 8am on Sunday, I found a cast and crew of about 80 people bustling about laying tracks for the dolly, rehearsing scenes, applying make-up, fixing lighting glitches and generally being very, very busy. Star of the show, Jason Isaac, was there too but as he was surrounded by a hareem of very protective looking wardrobe and make-up staff and I am really quite shy at heart, I didn't pluck up the courage to go and speak to him.
I did however chat to some of the crew when they weren't haring around, including a very relaxed line producer (relaxed because the office is shut on a Sunday) and a ridiculously busy unit manager who was having to deal with the aforementioned glitches and who was also a woman down due to a last minute change in requirements for yet another location.
A great revelation for me was that TV isn't all that glam, even for big name actors. There's a lot of just hanging about while film crews do their stuff: putting dots on the floor to track scene movements; measuring distances between the camera and action points; and lots of rehearsals and takes of the same scene over and over again. And my illusions about BBC budgets were shattered when I found out that all of the staff had to sort out their own accommodation and travel to the set in Edinburgh when, judging by accents, most were from the west coast or beyond. That said, it was a really interesting day and when I write in future I'll be sure to bear in mind the people grafting behind the scenes, especially the locations team.
Not sure what that means for my idea of a sitcom in a cadaver lab!