This week and next week I'll be arranging some fighting scenes on UK Channel 4's Hollyoaks up in Liverpool.
I have been performing and coordinating stunts for the show since 2004. We've done everything from huge high falls, car knockdowns, blowing up The Dog pub, car stunts and abseiling gorrilas (don't ask).
Unlike many UK soaps, Hollyoaks like the fights to look realistic, whether it's a girlie slap or a full on punch up. Proper fight arranging allows us to work with the artists, allowing them to perform a lot of the fight themselves in safety.
I am convinced that it's worth the effort when you see the finished scene. I love working with one of the friendliest crews in British television.