Glossop team members with actor Daniel Brocklebank in their stretcher. Photo: Glossop MRT

Glossop team members with actor Daniel Brocklebank in their stretcher. Photo: Glossop MRT

A mountain rescue team was involved in bringing a cliffhanger episode of one of Britain’s most popular soap operas to the screen on Christmas Day.

Members of the Glossop team took part in filming an episode in which Coronation Street character Billy Mayhew was seen falling into a disused quarry after being kidnapped by Peter Barlow.

The scenes were shot at Eldon Hill Quarry between Sparrowpit and Castleton in the Peak District.

Rescuers with actor Daniel Brocklebank, centre left, and Chris Gasgoyne, centre right. Photo: Glossop MRT

Rescuers with actor Daniel Brocklebank, centre left, and Chris Gasgoyne, centre right. Photo: Glossop MRT

Team members were featured in the end scenes with actors Chris Gasgoyne and Daniel Brocklebank, tending to the latter in the quarry after his ‘fall’.

The soap is the world’s longest-running television soap still in production and has been broadcast on ITV since December 1960.

The site of the filming, Eldon Hill Quarry, has large disused limestone workings. It was last quarried in 1999.

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