My Life, My Job, My World: Filming London From A Helicopter.
Posted on 18 June 2015
Last week saw the final day of filming for New Tricks, a hit BBC drama that I've worked on since I left University, 8 years ago. Sadly, the series that will air this summer is going to be the last one as the BBC have decided not to recommission it. It was an emotional day for cast & crew, many of whom had been working together for years.
It did mean however, that I got to spend the last day flying high above London with the lovely team from Flying TV, filming from our helicopter.
We set off from Denham Aerodrome & picked up the Thames from Kew & followed it all the way past The Houses of Parliament, The London Eye, The Shard & to Tower Bridge. Whilst the crew were filming on the river below, we were getting some amazing shots of London from the air. It was absolutely incredible; we took sweeping shots of Tower Bridge, circled The Shard, flew low above the Thames - it really was a once in a lifetime experience.
"When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it." Henry Ford
Ok, I was in a helicopter not a plane, but you get the gist..... Sometimes you gotta face the storm (lucky we didn't in the helicopter thanks to JP, our brilliant pilot & my lucky charm necklace). But sometimes things get nasty before they get better, shit gets tough. But as I've been reminded time & time again, stay true to yourself, keep focused & don't give up. There's always something to be grateful for, no matter how small. Focus on the good stuff & then watch it grow.
The final series of New Tricks will air on BBC 1 in August. Make sure you look out for the snazzy helicopter shots! M x