Channel 4 drama Southcliffe, which was filmed in Faversham and surrounding areas has received four BAFTA nominations at the 2014 Arqiva British Academy Television Awards which celebrate the very best of television from the last year.
Southcliffe is up for the Mini-series category as well as Sean Harris for Leading Actor, Rory Kinnear for Supporting Actor and Shirley Henderson for Supporting Actress.
Written by BAFTA award winner Tony Grisoni, the entire Channel 4 series of was filmed in Kent, with Faversham doubling as the town “Southcliffe”. Filming locations included Oare Marshes, Uplees Cottage, Whitstable, East Kent Railway, Grain Power station and Teynham Court Farm.
Kent welcomed the production and the Kent Film Office worked closely with the Southcliffe team to ensure the availability of filming locations and assist with road closures and traffic management requests.
The four part drama which aired last August focused on the events of one town, Southcliffe, in the aftermath of a shooting. Told from the perspective of a journalist who visits the town after the tragedy, it portrays how the incident has affected those left behind.
The drama was warmly received with The Independent stating it was “rare and brilliant Sunday night viewing” and The Guardian declaring it was “beautiful but in an even bleaker British way, also brilliant”.
Graham Norton is presenting this year’s ceremony which will be held at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London on Sunday 18 May, which will be shown on BBC1.
Congratulations to Sean Harris who won the Leading Actor Award!
For more information about Southcliffe please visit our film focus article: http://kentfilmoffice.co.uk/2013/07/southcliffe-2013/
For more information about the BAFTA nominations: http://awards.bafta.org/award/2014/television