The Parting of the Ways was the BBC’s first “webisode”, and was viewable both online and via the “Red Button”.
It shines the torch on what happens to a guest character between broadcast episodes, giving insight that whilst not necessary to follow the main storyline, adds texture to the main event if you do.
It was shot using Casualty’s resources, working with a skeleton crew and existing locations and sets redressed for the shoot. Interestingly the challenge proved to be in just how much you could streamline the process, deciding which parts of traditional production were unnecessary and which bits you just couldn’t do without. Working with smaller budgets focuses the mind, forcing you to question tried and tested methods, and encouraging your crew to do the same.