Casualty Marks Anniversary With Single Shot Episode

Casualty will mark the end of its 30th Anniversary series with a unique episode, airing this Summer, filmed in one take on a single camera.

This special episode will cover an hour in the emergency department in which Duffy (Cathy Shipton) is mentoring two teenage girls, who are being shown around the department for work experience.

To achieve this, the camera will be cable free to cover action from inside a moving ambulance and, with 360 degree shots planned, a number of rooms in the Casualty Ambulance Station have been converted into control rooms for production. There will also be 40 hidden radio microphones and five boom operators disguised as part of the set.

Series Producer, Erika Hossington, said: “This very special episode will give the audience a unique insight into an hour in A&E. It will be an intense, emotional hour where staff and patients are faced with life changing events.”

“We want to reflect the front line in its unedited, rawest form, and this one shot episode with a brilliant script from Casualty creator Paul Unwin, has given us the opportunity to do that.”