Devon Air Ambulance makes TV appearance

PUBLISHED: 16:53 24 August 2009 | UPDATED: 10:04 18 June 2010

THE familiar red helicopter of Devon Air Ambulance had a special callout recently when it took part in the filming of Saturday s episode of BBC One s comedy, Jam and Jerusalem.

THE familiar red helicopter of Devon Air Ambulance had a special callout recently when it took part in the filming of Saturday's episode of BBC One's comedy, Jam and Jerusalem.

After an altercation with the gearstick on a mobile library van, the van reverses into the home of Sal Vine (Sue Johnston) and Dr James Vine (David Mitchell) get a bump to the head from falling plaster.

Soon on scene are an ambulance and fire engine, swiftly followed by Devon Air Ambulance.

Caroline Creer, fundraising director of the Devon Air Ambulance Trust said: "We were only too delighted to be able to help with filming, on such a popular TV show. It is great publicity for the charity.

"The filming was undertaken out of operational hours, and the BBC reimbursed the service for time and fuel costs, ensuring that none of the money donated by the people of Devon was used in order to take part.


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