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DIRECTOR'S COMMENTARY #5: BERNIE'S PARTY

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Garret Keogh, Online Editor | 12:50 UK time, Friday, 17 July 2009

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New to BH? Watch out, this post contains spoilers from series one...

 

Cake, party rings, and an unseen ghost lamenting the loss of her mortal life before erupting in biscuit-based poltergeist activity... yep, sounds like a party!

 

Today director Alex Pillai talks us through the making of this iconic, sugar-fuelled scene.

 

Comments

  • Comment number 1.

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  • Comment number 2.

    I really couldnt belive it when he said the budget wasnt that big...really fab job covering that up, fab job full stop to be honest.
    Mick did a really great job playing Bernie considering how young he is!

  • Comment number 3.

    Once again thanks for this. I didn't realise just how much we owed to Laurel and Hardy.

  • Comment number 4.

    Laurel and Hardy are brilliant...BH team can I put in a claim for the statue thing when you've finished with it? :-D pretty please? :-) :-) :-)

  • Comment number 5.

    Yes, while we're at claiming objects on tv familiarity I'd also like to ask for the BH house. Pretty please with sugar on top.

  • Comment number 6.

    Haha, brilliant, super (#5) ;)

    Mykola did a fab job as Bernie (hope he comes back)

    Thanks, Team :D

    Woohoo, we've so far escaped the Aidan-mad 'oh my god he said ''Laurel and Hardy'' *swoon*' type comments ;)

  • Comment number 7.

    Hmm well thats just cos I can't watch them Sperk :-P

    Well yeah Id rather teh house but its already been sold so don't think theres any chance of that :-( eugh only just got in feeling a bit worse for wear :-S

    Just caught the new desperate romantics trailer its way better than the other one im liking it lots but Aidan doesnt do an accent :-( I was quite looking forward to hearing his attempt at englishness

  • Comment number 8.

    Once again Team ....Thanks.... This is one of my favourite scenes.....Bernie was Fab "Well if she's got big......". Great

    Anyway, purely following my fellow bloggers.....If we are staking claims on parts of the set.......Please may I have Aidan Turner....I promise I will look after him ( if you remember..many weeks/months ago. I was the first to be identified by YOU as having EML... Excessive Mitchell Love) So who better to give the vampire a good home ??. Please look kindly on a sad, demented.......ohh you know the rest.

  • Comment number 9.

    Ok Im feeling quite disappointed now you're all clearly making fun of my entirely serious request for the laurel and hardy ornament thing lol (im not sure how big an ornament has to be before it becomes known as a statue lol)

  • Comment number 10.

    Although hey if we're doing that can I have Russell? Please? Ooh or Mitchell's car from the pilot...yeah the car definately the car :-P

  • Comment number 11.

    I'd quite like Annie's chair.

  • Comment number 12.

    I love the sofa - and the red chair in the living room...i really do need a new sofa think im gonna get one like that when i move :-P

    Ok someone with better ears - does Aidan do an english accent in d.r he only says one line in the trailer and I cant tell whether he's doing an accent I didnt think so but its just been on again and I thought maybe he did...I know its on tomorrow but it's really bugging me lol

    By the way did anyone just see diagnosis murder? ive become a little obsessed with it since schools shut for summer lol anyway it was about a vampire - proper old style effects very funny :-P

  • Comment number 13.

    I don't know I was too busy zooming in and out of the pictures to look at that bit.
    At least we know what AT is going to look like in 30-40 years now:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Dante_Gabriel_Rossetti_by_George_Frederic_Watts.jpg

  • Comment number 14.

    Lol never - Rossetti was never actually as gorgeous as everyone reckoned - not as gorgeous as Aidan anyway - of course he's quite pretty in his self portrait - its a self portrait you're going to allow yourself a lot of artistic licence aren't you :-) fortunately being sexy is about a lot more than looks :-P anyway Ive a feeling Aidan takes a lot better care of himself than Rossetti did :-) he'll still be gorgeous im sure :-)

    I know ive been playing with the zoom thing its brilliant isnt it - millais really was fantastic but the trailer was just on the telly after the vampire episode of diagnosis murder lol

  • Comment number 15.

    Agreed. I won't elaborate but seriously, draw a self portrait when you're bored, but only allow yourself 15 mins. I came out looking like Kate Moss. This didn't go unnoticed by the loud mouthed-eejit sitting next to me, who apparently copied himself on Brad Pitt. It is really difficult. I guess it's the same as FB photos now.

  • Comment number 16.

    Lol if I tried to draw myself in 15 minutes im not sure id even look human let alone like kate moss :-S

  • Comment number 17.

    well tbh all stick men resemble the moss. ;)

 

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