EMMERDALE posted a behind-the-scenes clip of the soap’s explosive firefight – but it met with serious backlash with viewers.
The ITV show was eager to explain to fans how they would film the emergency services arriving to rescue Victoria Sugden, Wendy Posner and David Metcalf.
The three are being held hostage at gunpoint by Wendy’s abusive ex Russ, who was trying to get money from Victoria.
The video posted on the show’s Facebook account was titled: “How do you film police officers coming out of a van when you can’t film police officers coming out of a van?”
Referring to the social distancing restrictions imposed since the start of the pandemic, the clip showed the actors as officers walking from behind the van, rather than actually coming out through the back door of the vehicle.
But intended to reveal a touch of TV magic, the post was ridiculed by followers, with over 300 comments slamming the soap for its ‘bad’ story.
One wrote: “How rubbish are these police scenes…”
Another raged: “You really need to catch up. Your story lines are either bad and downright mind-boggling or far-fetched and beggarly faith!
“I’ve been a fan for many years, but stopped watching because of the script’s downward spiral.
“Shake yourself… you’re better than this!”
While a third said: “Crazy at the fake police’s lack of authenticity.
“I’ve never seen anyone less like an armed response unit. They even let the public roam freely.”
Fourth went a step further and commented: “I’ve never seen such waste copper in my life, the worst act ever / Who’s the producer?
“He needs to find other employment”.
The long-running event is set to celebrate its 49th anniversary on October 16, so it has covered many stories in its time.
It holds the title of the second longest running soap after Coronation Street.
They recently lost to Corey, who won the Best Serial Drama at the National Television Awards – despite being the winner for the past four years.
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