The Supersizers Eat… Medieval (2009)

Giles Goran and Sue Perkins dressed in Medieval attire © BBC

Giles Goran and Sue Perkins dressed in Medieval attire © BBC

Giles Goran and Sue Perkins return with their popular Supersizers programme

Production Company: Silver River Productions

Kent Locations: Penshurst Place 

Following the popular series Supersizers Go – Giles Goran and Sue Perkins return with their new series looking at eating habits through the ages. This time round, the eighties, the fifties and the middle ages are on the menu.

In Supersizers Eat-Medieval, the duo visit Penshurst Place to sample dishes from the period, such as a cockatrice, in the atmospheric Barons Hall. To amuse the guest whilst eating, fire breathers and contortionists were on hand to ensure that there was never a dull moment! As well as sampling the culinary delights of the Middle Ages, Sue and Giles will also partake in activities fitting the era, including falconry, setting out on a pilgrimage and venturing to become a knight.

Penshurst Place is a Medieval and Tudor fortified style manor house set in gorgeous parkland in West Kent and boasts formal Elizabethan gardens. Penshurst Place has been used for filming by The Great Fire (2014), The Hollow Crown – Henry V (2012) and The Other Boleyn Girl (2008).

The new series began with The Supersizers Eat – Eightes on Monday 15th June 2009 on BBC Two at 9pm with Penshurst Place making an appearance on the 22nd June in the Medieval episode.

Links

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

For more information about the TV programme visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00l9ryq

For more information about Penshurst visit http://www.penshurstplace.com/

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