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'Oaks director wants fire plot tears
Topic Started: Oct 27 2010, 11:18 PM (1,007 Views)
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Hollyoaks' fire stunt director Penny Shales has revealed that she wants viewers to be moved to tears when they watch the shock scenes.

As announced last month, Bonfire Night will turn into a night of terror for the show's characters this November when a huge blaze begins at Il Gnosh before spreading to the upstairs flat and neighbouring buildings.

The storyline begins on screen on Friday, November 5 before continuing in a special block of episodes airing across the following week.

Speaking to Soaplife about the plot, Shales explained: "In the flat above Il Gnosh, we burnt for real. We set alight curtains and sofas. It was brilliant fun, it was like, 'What can we burn today?'"

However, she added: "The important thing is not, 'Ooh, we've burnt something'. Anyone can do that. It's about engaging the audience so they will be on the edge of their seats crying."

Hollyoaks' series producer Paul Marquess made similar remarks in an interview last month, explaining that the storyline should "make people cry an awful lot".

Show bosses have confirmed that the fire plot will see a number of characters bow out from the program. However, details of who will lose their lives in the disaster are being kept under wraps until transmission.
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Tears of hatred, maybe!
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The fire turned out to be awful. The show was actually doing good until the fire happened and really screwed up the show. Mal's death was the only good stuff but that happened after the fire.
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The whole thing showed just how much Hollyoaks is made up as it goes along. All this over this fire week and then so much ends up being redone. A poster at Digital Spy who seems to have some knowledge on the show mentioned some of what was changed:

*25 minutes of the fire rescue
*10 minutes of scenes involving Amy, Steph, Ste and Brendon
* 4 episodes worth of The Sharpe Family condensed into one episode.
*23 minutes of footage retooled into flashback scenes.
* A total of 78 minutes of scenes (close to 3 episodes) ditched involving a longer Sharpe storyline. More Mal and Mercedes scenes. More Kris scenes. Amy's exit (which has now being reshoot)
* Some 25 minutes of new scenes shot involving the McQueen family.
* 30 minutes of scenes involving Warren, Thersea, Mandy & Tony
* 15 minutes of new scenes with Dom, Tony & Bart
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