Friday, April 21, 2006

Statham's New Office


Another great gift to be able to do in the studio. One of the perks of working on such a great and funny show.

19 comments:

edzmen said...

What was with the fetish for car panel bashing in tonight’s episode?
It looked as though you wanted to use up the entire episode budget on Alan's 'Irate Parking' scene.

Did you have to buy that Vectra beforehand? I can’t see a hire company wanting it back in that state! :)

[Hilarious episode by the way – marred only by me shouting at the TV when the Mac/Caro relationship looked ‘on the blink’ AGAIN. You really know how to torture us this series!]

JPG said...

We can't use hire cars, we have to go to specialist Action Vehicle companies, and obviously knew we'd have to pay for the repairs to the bodywork.

smoo2 said...

So, who painted the Martin portrait then? Very interesting picture!
Great episode, that must have kept you very busy!

love's child said...

That's fantastic, great job!

I was wondering how Boyce and Mac managed to get the car into the office. Though I have learnt early in the series not to wonder too much about how some things manage to happen. :)

Alex said...

Did Mark Heap's arm really get set on fire?! Jay-sus. It was brilliant though.

culaina said...

i loved alan's attention to detail in his 'car in office' scene. the setting up of the hazard triangle was genius :D

Anonymous said...

Just out of interest, I know Series 2 has been filmed in "created" set...what about Series1? Was that all set or were there shots in a real hospital? If so, which bits and was it hard?

Would love to hear more!!

Anonymous said...

don't know if you can help...
i'm looking for a jpeg/print or the 'Martin' painting in last friday's episode (21/04/06), not just for the obvious comedic aspects of the artwork(!) but the pose was just hysterical - it reduced me to tears even on the repeat!
Bev x

dizzi said...

For the first anon person Series 1 was shot in a mixture between the set and real hospitals (two hospitals I believe). The staff room that they all relax in is an actual staff room in the hospital and there are actual members of the hospital staff in the background(I heard that in the DVD commentary!) As far as I know a lot of the corriders were hospital corriders too so again the patients and staff in the background were mainly actual patients and doctors and nurses

Sorry, I have absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with Green Wing. I'm just a perhaps slightly over-obsessive fan!

I thought Series 2 was the same format though, no?

JPG said...

Series 2 was eactly the same as Series 1, in that they were both a mixture of sets and real locations. The set was just slightly expanded for Series 2 (new corridor and bigger general area)
The trick is to try to spot which is which....

elven-emma said...

The trick is to spot the extra's from the real patients. If there's a genuinely ill person then it's the real hospital lol (unless a horrible illness goes around the cast and crew)

Anonymous said...

Does Naughty Rachel have a sign taped to her monitor that says "I'm single again"?

faeriequeen said...

^^ I noticed that when I watched episode 4 (again) today!

w0bbly said...

A couple of questions if I may:

The Statham burning arm sequence, was this a deliberate nod to a certain Fawlty Towers ep., or just a coincidence, do you know?
Alan inadvertantly setting fire to various items in his panic is rather similar to Manuel in the kitchen. No accusations of plagiarism here(!), it would be rather nice if it was intentional, I think.

Secondly, the Guyball match with the children. Some of Guy's language was rather, erm, choice (though no worse than a typical playground I suppose). I've heard of this being done with "dummy" innocent phrases (with closely matching lip movements) in front of young actors, with the real dialogue dubbed in later. Did you have to resort to this (in which case it was done extremely well), or can you get away with this sort of thing "in the raw" now?

Thanks, and to you and the rest of the cast & crew, as young Mr Grace would say, "You've all done very well"!

JPG said...

Yes Anonymous, she does..well spotted.
In answer to w0bbly, I'm afraid I don't know what was in the writers mind when they wrote the fire sequence, and I'm afraid I wasn't on set when they shot Guyball with the kids.

Anonymous said...

in the scene in the chinese takeaway, where alan sings his abc song, there's a sign "No Pompou's Twat's" - just wanted to say i really appreciated the wrong apostrophes. nice touch there. :)

probably because i am someone who likes to sit around and tut at wrong apostrophes.
it's quite sad really.

Andrea said...

Excellent blog - great to see pics from the set, not only screencaps.
And this comes from a German Greenwing fan!!!!

leonie said...

oh hey, andrea, thought i was the only german here. that made me feel rather special.

Loganoc said...

Hey, I'm german too! Odd...