David Tennant's Film Shoot Causes Travel Mayhem

Production of David Tennant's new movie, What We Did On Our Holiday caused travel chaos yesterday as the filmmakers shot a sequence along the busy A82 in Dumbartonshire. Motorists travelling between Dumbarton and Balloch ground to a halt as they were forced to wait while David was filmed in a Toyota being towed by an HGV. Police motorcyclists ran a rolling road block as the action took up both lanes of the carriageway.

It's not the first time that David's presence has caused a traffic incident while filming. Last year, while he was shooting the ITV drama Broadchurch on location, a motorist was so preoccupied by the sight of him at the side of the road that they ran into the back of the car in front. David and co-star Olivia Colman said that no-one was hurt, although both drivers were too embarrassed to exchange insurance details and quickly drove away.

What We Did On Our Holiday is a co-production between BBC Films and Origin Pictures. David Tennant and Rosamund Pike star as feuding couple Doug and Abi who put their differences aside temporarily to take their three children aside to celebrate a family birthday in Scotland. The film is written and directed by Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin, the creators of Outnumbered and the new production will use the same semi-improvisational techniques as the successful BBC comedy. The film also stars Billy Connolly, Ben Miller, Celia Imrie and Amelia Bullmore.

Ben Miller and Amelia Bullmore will be joining the shoot tomorrow.