Phil Peel

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No Apologies–the Police interview

Posted by Phil On August - 12 - 2011

I’m catching up on my blog, so this happened some weeks ago. This was filming the scenes for “No Apologies” at the therapist’s house in Bournemouth.  It was the day following the very late night filming at the flat in Southampton, so everyone was a bit tired. That’s my excuse for not writing this up earlier.

The original location fell through, so Chris kindly offered us the use of his beautiful house, which was  probably rather more luxurious than intended in the script.   It had the great advantage of having a very large living room, so we were able to use tracking. Phil Peel using tracking for filming No Apologies-8


Most of these scenes were  just two people in conversation. so we needed to get a bit of movement into the shots. Here’s  Paul doing a great job on sound.


Oleg doing a excellent  impression of looking like he knows how to play the harpsichord Smile



This is Tony Manders who was excellent as the detective. Just the right amount of gravitas.-7


…and Paul Witcombe as his assistant. Bit like Morse and Lewis  Smile


A bit of a problem was the that the room has large windows along two sides which faced south , so the sun was sun was shining full on them. As the curtains were deep red, they cast a pink glow over everything, which I  tried to counteract off, but still came out  in the final shots   P1020642

The pink glow shows up strongly in this shot

Mike and film scripts

Mike Peel sorting scripts


During the break for lunch, we pulled the curtains back and watched the Wimbledon’s men’s Final.

(I said this blog was written a bit late! )  P1020647

Here’s some links to how we filmed it.