The Old Lag

Do you remember in 2014 the name of the Lobster Smack was temporarily changed to ‘The Old Lag’ for an episode of Silent Witness. Not sure I ever saw the episode or it was over so quick I miss it.

According to the Echo:

The cast and crew of Silent Witness were on the seafront to film in the car park of the Lobster Smack and on the beach. Stars of the show, including Emilia Fox and Richard Lintern, also filmed at Coryton, on Monday, and Southend, on Sunday, for the upcoming series. David Caves was seen on set getting into character as pathologist Jack Hodgson.

Amy Beach, manager of the Lobster Smack, said she was thrilled to have the TV crew film at the pub. She said: “They approached us and asked if they could film here and we were more than happy to let them. “They were just filming for the day and didn’t use the inside of the pub. We were open for business as normal, but there was quite a bit of interest in what was going on.”

Renamed “The Old Lag”, the pub provided a backdrop for the cast as they filmed the 18th series of the crime drama.

Miss Beach added: “It’s had quite a bit of interest, but we haven’t been told a lot really. I don’t think the episode will be on TV for a while.”

Jon Rowe, assistant script editor for Silent Witness, said: “The scenes being shot on Canvey form part of a new Silent Witness story set in Essex, centering on the investigation into the murder of a young police officer.”

Actress Emilia Fox took to Twitter to address fans’ speculation about the return of the series, saying: “Promise it’s coming soon, early next year I think.”

The episode, one of five twopart stories following the team of forensic pathologists as they investigate murders, is due to air next year.

CANVEY is no stranger to the world of film with Silent Witness being the latest show to choose the island as a location.

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