A film crew got more than they bargained for when they were told that the location in which they were about to film had been turned into a crime scene.
The team filming BBC serial killer drama Rellik were due to film a scene where the lead character discovers a dead body in a park.
However, the actual east London park where they were about to film had been cordoned off, due to the police discovering a real dead body at the location before they arrived.
Actor Joseph Paterson, who plays the role of a psychotherapist on the show told The Mirror: ‘The crew arrived to film their own dead body and the police told them they weren’t able to because they’d found a real dead body.
‘It was bizarre, fact being stranger than fiction,’ he continued.
Joseph also told of how the show had been unsettlingly close to real life in more ways than one.
When Game Of Thrones’ Richard Dormer – who plays the role of detective Gabriel Markham – started getting Impetigo on his face in real life, it was around the same time that his Rellik character had scars from an acid attack.
‘He got the same reaction as his actual character, who’s been scarred in an acid attack. We found that odd,’ he revealed.
‘Then there was the acid attacks which happened at the same time as we were filming ours. It’s a strange show when it brings out these coincidences,’ he said.
Rellik – which is actually killer spelled backward – was created and written by the team behind The Missing. Joseph, who was in Casualty and Peep Show, added: ‘It’s fast-paced, dark and quite bloody.’
Representatives for the BBC have been contacted by Metro.co.uk.
Rellik returns to BBC One on Monday at 9pm.