Patrick Rolfe, their delightful and very talented art director, is also an extremely accomplished chef. He's found local organic lamb, and serves it with the best roast potatoes I've ever had, plus a range of fantastic vegetables including purple sprouting broccoli and braised fennel. This lovely meal in the company of many of my colleagues is my weekend, and I enjoy it hugely. It takes some of the pain away, for a few hours, anyway.
Then, another week begins. Only a five-dayer, but we will have to work on Good Friday.
Now it's April, Haddon Hall is open to the public on weekends and Monday. It's really strange having tourists around while we're filming. For five weeks, Haddon has felt like our own private place. We feel like we are the ones being invaded.
But it's time to leave Haddon, for now, anyway. We'll return at the end of the shoot once Spring has sprung for some (hopefully) delightful Summer exteriors. So, on the road we go.
It's strange being away from our home, but exciting too. Different locations, different characters.
I think of Dick as the father and the conscience of the crew. He's also expert on lots of stuff. For weeks he has been - rightly - irritated that our otherwise excellent caterers have been serving hot cross buns for elevenses. Hot cross buns are for Good Friday only, Dick has been pointing out. Today it is finally Good Friday, and what are they serving? Croissants with jam on. Dick is enraged, and I'm with him a hundred percent.
I dispatch Okey, our production runner, to buy one hundred Easter eggs. Cheap ones, mind, in multipacks. I write a label on each egg then spend lunchtime on Good Friday handing them out, one for each crew member.
It's a small gesture, but I hope that come Easter Sunday people will enjoy these eggs and take them as a sign of appreciation for their hard, dedicated and skilled work so far.
Diederick previously produced the first three series of Cutting It, and two of the ShakespeaRe-Told dramas, including the Bafta-nominated Much Ado About Nothing.
After Jane Eyre, he's moving on to become Executive Producer of EastEnders.
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