Monday 22nd October and the cast and crew have an extremely early start at Palm Beach - Cornelia Frances and Indiana Evan's call time is 6:30am, and by the time I head down there the first few scenes have been completed, and Indiana and Cornelia have headed back to the studio. We join the crew at around 11:30am where they are filming scenes for Episodes 4577 and 4578, to be shown in Week 4 of 2008....
Charlotte Best has a full day ahead of her at Palm Beach, in quite a shocking storyline for young Annie. The drama begins where Annie steals a bottle of Scotch from the ute of the Surf Club delivery guy and heads down to the beach...
Needless to say, Annie is fairly lightweight, and passes out on the beach, only to be found by Aden who tries to bring her around.
Aden realises she's completely smashed, and in a pretty bad way, so tries to help Annie up to the Surf Club. However whilst he's walking her up, she ends back up on the ground - just as Geoff and Tony happen to walk by looking for her. It only takes a second to see Annie slumped on the ground with Aden's arms around her, for them to run down and drag him off her.
Tony and Geoff take Annie up to the Surf Club for help, Charlotte doing a fantastic job of not giggling at what just happened. The director (this week Geoffrey Nottage) shouts 'Cut' and Charlotte is able to have a laugh about the fact that Lincoln accidentally kicked a load of sand into their faces.
The scene is ready to be filmed and the director shouts to find out who has the vomit, Paul O'Brien comments that he could give them some if needed. After around 6 takes the scene is finally completed.
And with that scene finished, that's a wrap for the day! Check back soon for our next entry of our Behind the Scenes diary - where we can exclusively reveal a very shocking secret.....which major character has died?!