Saturday 01 October 2016
Two year old footage has emerged showing an extra working on BBC's Wolf Hall being struck on the head by a large wooden cross. It is unclear if the incident was accidental or the result of malicious intent. The extent of the injuries sustained by the extra remains unknown.
The previously unnoticed footage appears in the forth episode of the mini-series and was discovered by NWT corespondents.
The identity of the uncredited extra is also unknown, but scrutiny is mounting over the BBC’s treatment of background actors.
The charity foundation, BASH, (Background Actors Support and Help) has launched a campaign to raise awareness of the growing number of incidents of unprovoked violence against support staff on film and TV sets.