Coast (2009)

The Presenters of Coast in front of the sea

The Presenters of Coast © BBC

More explorations of the UK coastline by the popular team

Production Company: BBC, The Open University
Kent Locations: Whitstable, Redsand Forts

BBC’s seven Coast presenters will once again don their cagoules and walking boots to traverse the UK’s glorious and diverse coastline.

In this series, the experts visit Kent where they taste the delights served at the Whitstable Oyster Festival and visit the distinctive Redsand Forts

The annual festival commemorates Whitstable’s heritage as an Oyster fishing port which dates back to Norman times and is one of the quintessentially British events in any seaside calendar. These days, a week-long regatta is only one of many other attractions, such as parades, live music and, of course, oyster eating!

Whitstable is a seaside town near Canterbury and is famous for its annual Oyster Festival as well as the delightful harbour, shingle beach, busy high street and strong arts and culture scene.  Whitstable has been previously seen on screen in productions such as Who Do You Think You Are? (2013), Cook Me The Money! (2013) and Things I Haven’t Told You (2008).

The Redsand Forts, located just off the coast of Whitstable, were built during World War II to defend the coast around the Thames Estuary from potential air attacks. The seven towers are interlinked by bridges and have since played a part in the development of oil platforms and hosted resident artists,an offshore radio station as well as many film projects, including Blue Peter and a Prodigy music video!

The new series of Coast starts on BBC 2 on the 14th July 2009 at 8pm  

Links

For more information about filming in Kent contact: filmoffice@kent.gov.uk

For more information about the series Coast: http://www.bbc.co.uk/coast/

For more information about the Whistable Oyster Festival: http://www.whitstableoysterfestival.co.uk/

For more information about the forts and Project Redsands: http://www.project-redsand.com/

MMFor more information about Kent’s Filming History please visit our Movie Map: http://kentfilmoffice.co.uk/kent-movie-map/moviemap-live-2/