Brief: ‘Doctors’ the BBC 1 soap opera aimed to create an episode around circus. Within the storyline the full cast were to be sent on a circus team building, but some cast members needed to have lots of circus skill…

The main aims of this brief were:

  • Identify skills that the cast could learn within 8 weeks to a level that were performable on camera.
  • Deliver eight weeks worth of training for the cast prior to filming to skill them in specific areas to follow the story line.
  • Consult around all of the health and safety aspects of training and filming days.
  • Double up performers with professionals for filming and consult on filming days.

Filming took place in November 2019 and the episode was aired on the 22nd March 2018. The location was our premises in Kings Heath Birmingham which is a fully adapted building for circus arts.