|Expectant fans waiting outside the main entrance|
You couldn´t miss it really - the Primoti and generator vans are the main give away! Well that and the crowds that are gathered at the entrance, hoping to catch a glimpse of one of the cast as they make their way into the green "rest tent" in between takes.
|Extras being counted in.... so no sneaking through!|
As they entered the bar I even witnessed a few passer-by´s trying to sneak in with them, hoping not to get noticed....
|Rest area for the extras|
But the ones you must feel sorry for are the props team... who have to be there at an unearthly 5am to re-arrange and dress the inside before the cast and crew arrive. I wouldn´t be surprised if they came across some revellers still in there when they arrive at that hour!
Filming has to finish by 7pm at the latest - this enables Colin and his team to put everything back in place before Morgans Tavern opens to the public! They have photographs of all areas to ensure that it is laid out exactly as it was for continuity, as sometimes one scene is shot over several days. Each cast member is also photographed with the outfit they are wearing - including accessories for the same reason. It wouldn´t do to see say Janice in one shot with a certain pair of earings then in the next wearing a completely different pair!
They are filming there again today.... so if you are a fan pop on down - you never know, you may catch site of some of the cast!
In fact to add to that, Steve Pemberton, Jake Canuso and Tony Maudsley all came out several times to say hello to the waiting fans and even had pictures taken with some of them - so you never know....