I broke my arm while roller skating the day before filming. We were due to film on the cutty sark, and I rang the wardrobe person and said "can I have a cape please?"
So I get my cape, and I'm sitting in the make-up chair, and Jon says are you alright Deb's?", and I say "No, not really, I've broken my arm".
I said to John-Nathan Turner, who was producing, that I couldn't do anything dangerous. He said that's alright, if you just run up this rope ladder, and around the deck (which was slippery, due to rain). And I thought, blimey, I'll break my other arm if I'm not careful! But it all turned out O. K.