Part of Sky Art’s 2017 Comedy Short series, Morgana Robinson’s Summer is set on a hot day in Margate and centres around a heavily pregnant Trish. When friends and family gather for her baby shower, a secret is revealed which causes tempers to flare.
The comedy short filmed in various locations in Margate including Marine Terrace, Market Street and the Lifeboat pub.
In Episode 16 of the hugely popular BBC Gardeners’ World 2017, presenter and horticultural expert Joe Swift, visits a garden in Dungeness, a large shingle desert on the Kent coast to explore how these challenging conditions can be overcome when designing a garden.
BBC Two programme Who Should We Let In? Ian Hislop on the First Great Immigration Row explores how Britain’s attitude towards immigration changed from the Victorian era up to World War I.
As Britain prepares for Brexit, Ian Hislop looks at how rising numbers in migrants and stoking from the press caused economic concerns and a divide in public values leading on to a somewhat familiar sounding national debate.
The programme visited various locations around Folkestone including the harbour, Sunny Sands and The Leas.
Folkestone is a seaside town with a bustling harbour, coastal park and quaint old high street. The area has previously welcomed filming from productions such as The Tunnel (2013), Question Time (2016) and Great Railway Journeys (2016)
Who Should We Let In? Ian Hislop on the First Great Immigration Row airs on Thursday 22nd June at 21.00 on BBC Two.
Wonder Woman is an upcoming DC superhero film which follows Amazonian Princess, Diana (Gal Gadot), who leaves her home after an American pilot crashes on the island and tells her about the ongoing world war.
The film is written by Allan Heinberg (Grey’s Anatomy, Sex and the City) and Geoff Johns (The Flash, Arrow) and directed by Patty Jenkins (Monster, The Killing). Wonder Woman stars Gal Gadot (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Fast & Furious), Chris Pine (Star Trek, Into the Woods), Robin Wright (The Princess Bride, House of Cards) and Connie Nielsen (Gladiator, One Hour Photo).
The major production visited the small Kent village of Lower Halstowwhere the estuary doubled as a Belgian Creek for a scene in which Diana arrives on a sailboat to be delivered to the war front.
Writers: Helen Blakeman, Victoria Asare-Archer, Abby Ajayi, Gareth Sergeant, Robin Mukherjee, Joseph Lidster, Matt Evans, Jacqueline Wilson (novel)
Starring: Isabel Clifton, Eva Pope, Dasharn Anderson, Polly Allen, Gus Barry, Matthew Ashforde, Aaron Niles, Eleanor Worthington Cox, Isabelle Allen
Kent Locations Used: Cobham Hall, the Maidstone Studios, The Historic Dockyard Chatham, Belmont House
The hit CBBC show Hetty Feather returns for a third series with Hetty (Isabel Clifton) facing her daily struggles with Matron Bottomley at the Victorian Foundling Hospital.
The series was inspired by Jacqueline Wilson’s popular novel of the same name and stars Isabel Clifton (The Dumping Ground) as Hetty Feather, with support from Eva Pope (Coronation Street, Waterloo Road), Dasharn Anderson (Doctor Who, Truckers), Polly Allen (The Dumping Ground), Gus Barry (Black Sea, Deadly Intent), Ava Merson O’Brien, Ann Mitchell (‘EastEnders’, ‘Widows’), Matthew Ashforde (Oblivious, The Last Englishman), Susan McArdle (Sightseers, Emmerdale), Rosalyn Wright (Star Stories, Doctors) and many more.
For the third series, the production filmed at two new Kent locations: Belmont House was transformed into a den for a gang of east end thieves and The Historic Dockyard Chatham was used for London streets as well as an orchard. The production also returned to Cobham Hall, the main orphanage location and used the The Maidstone Studios to build various sets, including classrooms, the kitchen and a library.
Belmont House is an elegant 18th century house located in Faversham and is set in gardens and parkland with stunning views over the Estate. The estate also includes 700 acres of woodlands, and follies like the Prospect Tower.
Cobham Hall is a private boarding school near to Gravesend located in 150 acres of Grade II listed parkland. The interiors boast a stunning ball room, library, cobbled courtyards, formal gardens, classrooms as well as sports facilities, including a swimming pool. Cobham Hall has been used as a film location by The Great Fire (2014), Wild Child (2008) and Bleak House (2005).
The Antiques Roadshow is a popular BBC One show, presented by Fiona Bruce. The show travels across the UK and invites members of the public to bring their antiques and collectables to be examined and evaluated by experts.
Antiques Roadshow has returned to Kent for its 39th Series, visiting Ightham Mote in Sevenoaks, Kent.
Antiques Road Show Ightham High (c) Ightham Mote
Ightham Mote is a 14th century moated manor house located in Sevenoaks. The property has a long and varied history, having been owned by
medieval knights, courtiers to Henry VIII as well as high-society Victorians.
The Rizen was written and directed by Matt Mitchell (Gangsters, Guns & Zombies, It Never Sleeps). The film stars Sally Phillips (Bridget Jones’s Diary, The Decoy Bride), Julian Rhind-Tutt (Lucy, Rush), Tom Goodman-Hill (Mr Selfridge, Everest) and Adrian Edmondson (War and Peace, Bottom).
The production was largely based in Kent and the Manor Way Business Park in Swanscombe was used as their studio, supplemented by Gravesend Old Town Hall which featured as a Grand Hall and one of the endless, dark corridors in the Powerhub in Maidstone.
Manor Way Business Park is an industrial area with offices and warehouses located in Swanscombe , famous for its spectacular finds of Early Man. The site has excellent transport links and previously featured in Gangsters, Guns & Zombies (2012) and Doctor Strange (2016).
New six-part drama Guerrilla follows political activist couple Jas (Freida Pinto) and Marcus (Babou Ceesay) who have formed an underground cell following the death of a pacifist friend by the police. When they break activist Dhari Bishop (Nathaniel Martello-White) from jail they embark on a journey into the underground that tests their relationship and values. Set in the 1970s, the story explores the UK’s social upheaval and political activism of the decade.
The new series stars Idris Elba (Prometheus, Luther), Freida Pinto(Slumdog Millionaire, Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Babou Ceesay(Free Fire, Eye in the Sky and Rogue One), Wunmi Mosaku (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Philomena) and Giorgio Spiegelfeld (United, Strings).
The production filmed at Chatham Docks and on the River Medway, which provides the setting for the final sequence of the series.
Chatham’s riverside runs from Ship Pier in the West, past Sun Pier to the Council Offices in the East. It fronts the River Medway at the Limehouse Reach. The riverside has previously welcomed Great Expectations (1999).
Guerrilla will premiere on Sky Atlantic on Thursday 13th April at 9pm
The Autopsy of Jane Doe is a new take on the horror feature genre and stars father and son coroners, Tommy (Brian Cox) and Austin (Emile Hirsch) Tilden who receive a mysterious homicide victim with no apparent cause of death. Whilst carrying out their examination, they become aware that they are not alone in the morgue basement and start to suspect that something supernatural may have been involved with Jane Doe’s death.
The film is directed by André Øvredal (Trollhunter, The Tunnel) and written by Ian B. Goldberg(What Goes On, Once Upon a Time),Richard Naing (Behind the Mask, Dead of Summer).
Emile Hirsch (Into the Wild, Savages) and Brian Cox (Zodiac, X-Men: Days of Future Past) take the leading roles alongside Ophelia Lovibond (Thor: The Dark World, Guardians of the Galaxy) Michael McElhatton (The Hallow, Mammal), Olwen Katherine Kelly (Darkness on the Edge of Town, Why Life Sucks When You’re in Your 20s), Parker Sawyers (Southside With You) and Jane Perry (World War Z, A Hologram for the King).
The Autopsy of Jane Doe production team filmed at Home Farm in April 2015 which doubled as an American house.
Home Farmis a colonial style weather boarded villa set in 5 acres in Selling which is in the Swale district of Kent. The property boasts a white picket fence and veranda’s bordered by woods, faded grandeur interiors with reclaimed wood floors and a derelict Victorian greenhouse. Home Farm has been used for a variety of photoshoots including HSBC.
The Autopsy of Jane Doe is released in cinemas on Friday 31st March 2017