I am waiting eagerly for tomorrow when filming is to start on episode 2 of ‘Celia, Housewife 49ish’ . Hopefully. We were supposed to film last Tuesday but rainfall of biblical proportions meant that poor Shirley with all her camera & lighting equipment had to turn back due to floods & blocked roads.
However we did manage a dress rehearsal the day before. Preparing for a night time scene we had to blu-tack lots of thick black card up at the bedroom windows. Sue gave lots of really helpful advice from her time at the BBC & was very tactful when dealing with writer & director listenupnorth’s indecisiveness. And I did think that actor Penny cut rather a dash in my dressing gown & slippers. She looked quite at home as she rehearsed her lines. Just needed a cup of warm steamy cocoa to complete the picture and calm her conscience after a romantic brush with Simon from the village Greenhouse & Gardens Society.
Of course living with OCD it’s been a nerve wracking experience to prepare my bedroom for the shoot. I must have wiped round a dozen times already not to mention washing & ironing the curtains. You should have see the dust behind the drawers when Guy moved them out to make room for the camera. I thought if my bedroom is going out global I don’t to be found wanting in the cleanliness department. So I had Guy paint the skirting boards just in case.
Now all I have to do is put a note around the neighbours asking them not to use their lawn mowers & chainsaws tomorrow. Very difficult round here with so many active retired people, as the wives do like to send their husbands out into the garden every day.
It’s a little while since they shot episode 1 so they’ll have quite a job to line everything up on the dressing table for continuity purposes. Roll on tomorrow when they arrive – ‘Lights, Camera, Action – and Cocoa!’