James concluded: “Actually, we turned out to be quite good at it. And the thing is, you know, we were in an area of Scotland where there weren’t very many people anyway.
“We didn’t have to interact with the locals, particularly. There are complicated systems of cleaning things, testing things, keeping members of the crew in one crew car, not letting them mix up, only letting one person come into my car to check the cameras and putting some of the kit in the booth.
“It’s a bit tiresome and pedantic and we have to be tested every day, but it didn’t actually get in the way of filming, to be honest.
“We can still feel just as real as it was. It’s all the peripheral stuff that becomes a bit more tiresome. You can’t go out to the pub, but then there wasn’t a pub. So you know.”
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