ONE of the most expensive scenes ever made for BBC One’s Casualty is set to be filmed in Yate.

The scene, featuring a motorway crash involving a petrol tanker, will be filmed on the Road to Nowhere on Saturday, May 5.

Residents have been warned that there will be a large explosion, possibly two, between 8.30pm and 11pm.

Throughout the week, set builders have been constructing a motorway bridge over the road, with filming likely to start at the weekend.

In a letter to residents, Iestyn Hampson-Jones of the BBC writes: “We have been given permission by South Gloucestershire Council to use the Road to Nowhere at Yate, between April 28 and May 5 for filming purposes.

“Our filming hours are between 8pm and 5.30am for every filming date, with April 29 a day off for the crew and cast.

“If you do not know already and you plan to use the Common, please be aware that construction is underway already and that vehicles are moving slowly along this road.

“Due to the construction, we have built a footbridge half way along to keep access to the common.

“On the night of Saturday, May 5, there will be a large explosion, possibly two, between 8.30pm and 11pm.

“We aim to ensure that access is not obstructed and that we keep noise and disruption to a minimum. We are very aware that while we may come and go, this is your neighbourhood and we can only film with your cooperation and ask for your patience on these days.”

Yate’s Road to Nowhere is a stretch of dual carriageway, not open to vehicles, which was abandoned after partially completed in the 1970s.
It links the Rodford Way roundabout with the Badminton Road junction, opposite the council offices.

The BBC has filmed previous Casualty episodes there.