Emmerdale’s Danny Miller reveals soap’s ‘amazing’ first lockdown episode is all about Aaron and Cain – The Sun

EMMERDALE star Danny Miller has promised an amazing lockdown episode for Aaron and Cain Dingle.

The actor – who plays Aaron in the ITV soap – was one of the first actors to return to filming the soap for his episode of the two weeks of special lockdown eps.

He tweeted: "WOW – it was so good to be back in Aaron’s house with his lodger Face with tears of joy.

"The Aaron & Cain episode was the first of the six lockdown episodes to be shot out of that block and under the new structures and rules so everyone was naturally anxious of how and what changes we would face.

"Well I can tell you, the episode is amazing. You’re going to love it!

"I wouldn’t have wanted to share breaking into this new world of television with many others than my good pal Jeff Hordley – who is incredible in this beautiful episode – written by our very own Adam Sales.

"And all the credit goes to our director @ianbevitt & @emmerdale – from paper to screen, for turning the production round to make a great episode at a distance – so we may not see a kiss or a fight on TV for a while, but this shows we can do without and do safely. Bravo @ITV ??"
The soaps production team have commenced a phased return to filming by recording six new episodes featuring characters during the lockdown.

However it will not be a return to normal with the first six episodes shot featuring only two or three characters.

The Sun Online can reveal that bosses hope the six special episodes will bridge the gap between pre-shot episodes and a fuller return to filming and avoid the soap going off air.

Filming was underway yesterday (Wednesday 20 May) at Emmerdale’s studios in Leeds involving a pared back crew to ensure health and safety protocols and social distancing measures are strictly adhered to by the team on set. The six episodes will be recorded over a two week filming period.

New ways of working to protect the crew and cast have been introduced by ITV Studios in accordance with pan-industry return-to- production protocols for TV drama which ITV’s Health and Safety team and medical advisers have been working on in consultation with the Government.

The guidelines underpin everything ITV Studios are putting in place for the cast, crew and production team to adhere to whilst filming.

The measures will include social distancing, filming units staying together to work in designated studios with crew using their own sanitised equipment, office staff continuing to work from home to ensure fewer people on the ground, no location filming, scripts featuring a smaller number of actors and fewer scenes to avoid camera moves.

The crew have also attended a meeting with the company’s medical adviser and participated in a health and safety induction which saw the new working environment procedures explained in detail.

The new episodes will ensure Emmerdale stays on air in June bringing the audience topical stories from much loved characters.

Inevitably, with time on their hands the characters will begin to think about what’s important in life.

We’ll see resentments and past feuds resurface, old wounds further exposed, relationships scrutinised, with doubts and insecurities laid bare.

Some seize the opportunity lockdown presents to heal divisions, whilst others get some sizzle back into their lives!

With the backdrop of the pandemic, the characters also reflect the nation’s immense gratitude and thanks for the NHS with the weekly clap for carers and the people working on the frontline keeping our country safe.

The six new episodes – Cain and Aaron, Chas and Paddy, Sam and Lydia, Marlon, Al and Ellis, Mandy and Vinny and Jimmy and Nicola – will be recorded over a two week period and directed by Ian Bevitt.

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