The Legend of Dick and Dom (2009)

Claire Bale, Dick and Dom and Steve Furst standing outside of Allington Castle

Claire Bale, Dick and Dom and Steve Furst standing outside of Allington Castle © BBC

Dick and Dom are back with another fun filled series.

Director: Dez McCarthy

Writers: Carl Carter & Tony Cooke

Production Company: BBC

Kent Filming locations: Allington Castle, Upnor Castle

Dick and Dom are back with another fun filled series. This time the boys turn their hand to acting in this 13 part sitcom.

Prince Dick and Dom are exiled from their Kingdom after they accidentally break a precious vial of antidote meant to cure their citizens who are suffering from a horrible plague. Along with their trusty companions Mannitol (Steve Furst) and Lucy (Chloe Bale), the Princes are only allowed to return if they collect all the rare ingredients needed to recreate make the medicine.

The group’s quest is met with challenges that always have a humorous conclusion. Will they find all the ingredients? You’ll have to watch to find out!

Exterior shot of Allington Castle with a path and greenery

Allington Castle © Kent Film Office

Dick and Dom visited a number of locations throughout Kent including Allington Castle and Upnor Castle

Allington Castle is located near the town of Maidstone and is surrounded by a moat. The castle was nearly destroyed by a fire in the 1600’s but it was lovingly restored back to its former glory in 1905 by Sir Martin Conway. The castle is now a private residence.  The Maidstone area has been used for filming by Later… with Jools Holland (2015), Couples Come Dine With Me (2014) and Missing (2009).

Upnor Castle was built by Queen Elizabeth in 1559 on the banks of the River Medway. Primarily a gun fort, Upnor protected the Queen’s naval fleet which was located further up river at Chatham Dockyard.   Previous filming in the Medway area has taken place for projects such as Secret Britain (2016), Magwitch (2012), and Great Expectations (1989).

The show airs on BBC1 every Friday from 4.35 and is repeated on Thursdays at 4.30 on CBBC.

Links

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

Missed a programme? Catch up on past episodes with BBC’s iPlayer http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00gqf87

For Dick and Dom’s Facebook page please visit http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/pages/The-Legend-of-Dick-and-Dom/36857279450?ref=nf

For more information about Upnor Castle visit http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/upnor-castle/

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