Some behind the scenes stuff:
1) There's a few sequences of armies on the march with close ups of flags moving, and also Richard on his horse Thatch doing the same - in some of the shots they weren't carrying the flags in the close up though, muggins here was! :)
2) Richard's line about "wise women, who always seem to be on hand in such moments" took a while to record. It was so funny that there was a lot of corpsing - best line of the series though!
3) The arrows being fired through the air was a cheat shot - they flew too fast when fired for real, so we had to cheat the shot by throwing a handful of arrows into the air
4) Rob Dangerfield's crossbow was seriously lethal - there was a lot of difficulty in removing the crossbow bolt from the piece of metal it was fired into
Scottish Research Online - 5 weeks online Pharos course, £45.99, taught by Chris Paton from 26 SEP 2012 - see www.pharostutors.com
New book: It's Perthshire 1866 - there's been a murder... www.thehistorypress.co.uk/products/The-Mount-Stewart-Murder.aspx (from June 12th 2012)