Keynsham’s spectacular EastEnders stunt explodes onto the screen
Albert Square heads west this week as Friday's episode of EastEnders involves spectacular scenes which were shot in Keynsham with the help of Bath & North East Somerset Council.
Back in September the Council helped the BBC's popular TV drama serial to film in the empty shopping arcade on Temple Street. The filming involved a spectacular stunt in which a car swerves out of control and crashes through a shop window, causing a huge explosion and fire ball. Keynsham became the chosen location after the BBC staged a nationwide hunt to find a suitable empty shopping arcade to film the scene.
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Councillor Cherry Beath (Lib-Dem, Combe Down), Cabinet Member for Sustainable Development, said: "Bath & North East Somerset Council was pleased to welcome and support this much loved television drama serial coming to Keynsham. We also appreciated the co-operation of the town's businesses and residents during the filming and we hope they all enjoy watching the finished product."
The filming involved a night-time road closure on a section of Temple Street and Rock Road, took months of planning by many different departments across Bath & North East Somerset Council – including Property Services, Highways, Parking, and Health and Safety – working closely together with the Police and emergency services.
Jenni Wagstaffe, of Bath & North East Somerset Council's Film Office, said: "We are looking forward to seeing the end results of this complex and highly successful shoot."
The BBC has revealed that the scene involves two of the younger members of the Branning clan; Joey (played by David Witts) and Lauren (Jacqueline Jossa) as they end up trapped inside the car, trying desperately to escape. Joey's father, Derek, (Jamie Foreman) is also involved in the scene.
The storyline has been a closely-guarded secret but all will be revealed in episodes broadcast on Friday 23 and Monday 26 November.
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