A CREW member has described the moment a vehicle ploughed towards him and a cameraman during a fatal stunt on the set of a joint BBC and Netflix drama.

Paul Kemp was beside Mark Milsome, who lived in Hay-on-Wye, when the Land Rover headed straight for them during the filming of Black Earth Rising in Ghana in November 2017.

Mr Milsome, 54, died and Mr Kemp was injured.

The experienced cameraman had been working at the time for Forgiving Earth Limited, producers of the series which stars John Goodman and Michaela Coel.

The stunt sequence was meant to see the car go up a ramp and topple over but an inquest has heard that the vehicle unexpectedly went towards a manned camera instead.

Mr Kemp said in a statement, part of which was read at West London Coroner's Court, that he saw the car approaching but "realised something was wrong because it was going faster than in rehearsals".

He added: "I remember pulling Mark but the vehicle was too fast."

Mr Kemp, who also gave evidence on Wednesday, said he had been there as an "extra pair of eyes" in his role as a "grip" – someone in charge of camera support equipment and to help camera operators.

He told the inquest he had no safety concerns ahead of the stunt, having checked "multiple times" with the stunt co-ordinator if the position he and Mr Milsome would be in was safe.

Another part of his statement said: "I asked again about camera B (manned by Mr Milsome), checking the position was alright. John (Smith, the stunt co-ordinator) said 'As long as you're with him'."

Barrister Adrian Waterman QC, representing Mr Milsome's birth family, said to Mr Kemp: "Your understanding was that even if, contrary to the assurances, anything had gone wrong you were there to pull him out of the way?

"Nobody explained to you that you would have had a fraction of a second (to get Mr Milsome out of the way)? You weren't to know that?"

He replied: "No."

Mr Kemp confirmed there had been no overall safety briefing for crew and said he would have expected one to have taken place before the stunt.

Mr Milsome's father Doug Milsome, an accomplished cinematographer who has worked with renowned director Stanley Kubrick and on Bond films, addressed the inquest on Tuesday, saying the standards of professional stunt crew and producers "should never have allowed" his son to die during the night-time shoot.

The cameraman was originally from Barnes in west London but had more recently lived in Hay-on-Wye, Wales, with his wife Andra and their daughter.

Ahead of the inquest, Mrs Milsome said she hoped the inquest could "get the answers" about what had happened.

She added: "If the inquest finds there are lessons to be learned to improve safety, it's crucial they are."