January 19, 2011
Beach drama for BBC TV crew during filming at Berrow
rescue charity BARB helped the BBC when two of its vehicles got
into difficulty during filming of the BBC1 programme Casualty
on Berrow beach on Wednesday (January 19th).
BBC had given a donation to the charity to have its crewmembers
on standby throughout the day just in case any of the film crew
or support team got into difficulty while filming a beach dream
Dave Bailey said: "A low loader sank into the soft sand and
had to be pulled free using our tractor, and an ice cream van
that was being used as a prop during the filming also became stuck."
"Fortunately, neither were serious incidents and we were
happy to help the BBC."
helicopter and outside broadcast unit were used to film the beach
scenes, which involved the character Polly in a state of peril.
The episode will be broadcast on BBC1 during June.
The filming caused the temporary day-long closure of the beach
to the public and Tim Mander, Sedgemoor District Council's Property
Manager, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Not only does the granting
of such rights generate income into the council coffers, it also
benefits the local economy as well as giving national exposure
to this beautiful beach."
The helicopter used to film scenes on Berrow Beach on Wednesday
One of the many film crew taking a breather during Wednesday's
The ice cream van that was later pulled free was central to several