Production Company: RDF Media
Kent Filming Locations: Margate
In 2005, Scrapheap Challenge came to Margate and invited two teams to construct a vehicle that could travel both on land and in the sea. The programme challenges two teams on a weekly basis to construct a vehicle made entirely from scrap in 10 hours. The two teams then face each other in a battle to win a place in the series final.
In this episode of Scrapheap Challenge, a team of Forklift Drivers (The Powerlifters) battled against a team of Army Helicopter Pilots (Apache Wariors) to build an amphibious car. Their underwater adventure provided hilarious results, particularly from the Apache Warriors, who ended updragging a buoy half way round the course!
Margate offers a wide and diverse range of attractions including a sandy beach, harbour, arcades, and historic architecture that are appealing to both tourists and film companies alike. Productions that have filmed in the area include Edge of Heaven (2014), True Love (2012), and The Apprentice (2009).
The town has recently seen a surge in filming interest, for example the filming of Exodus, which culminated in the burning of Anthony Gormley’s ‘Waste Man’ at Margate’s Dreamland.
The Margate episode of Scrapheap Challenge was shown in 2005.
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For more information about Scrapheap Challenge visit http://www.channel4.com/4car/ontv/scrapheap/challenges/01_underwater_cars/
For more information about Margate visit http://www.visitthanet.co.uk/destinations/margate/10537?microSiteId=210
For more information about Kent’s Filming History please visit our Movie Map: http://kentfilmoffice.co.uk/kent-movie-map/moviemap-live-2/