BBC Gardeners’ World (2017)

Rachel De Thame, Monty Don, Carol Klein, Joe Swift standing looking at camera

BBC Gardeners World © BBC

Production Company: BBC Bristol

Kent Locations Used: Dungeness

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.

Dungeness is a unique location which includes ramshackle huts as well as two light houses, a historic railway station, two pubs and artist galleries along with a nuclear power station. Previous projects that have filmed there include Walks With My Dog (2017) and Great British Railway Journeys – Series 7 (2016),

BBC Gardeners’ World airs on BBC Two on Wednesday 12th July 2017 at 9pm

Links:

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

For more information on Gardeners’ World visit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006mw1h

For more information on Dungeness: http://www.dungeness-nnr.co.uk/

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Who Should We Let In? Ian Hislop on the First Great Immigration Row (2017)

Ian Hislop looking at camera holding up British passport

Who Should We Let in? Ian Hislop on the First Great Immigration Row – Ian Hislop – BBC – (C) Wingspan – Photographer: Andy Jackson

 

Production Company: Wingspan Productions

Kent Locations Used: Folkestone

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.

Links:

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

For more information on Who Should We Let In? Ian Hislop on the First Great Immigration Row: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08w2cvq

For more information on Folkestone: https://www.visitkent.co.uk/see-and-do/destinations/folkestone-hythe-and-romney-marsh/ 

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Wonder Woman (2017)

GAL GADOT as Diana standing on beach with other Amazonian women

Wonder Woman – Copyright: © 2017 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. AND RATPAC ENTERTAINMENT, LLC Photo Credit: Clay Enos/ TM & (c) DC Comics

Writers: Allan Heinberg, Geoff Johns

Director: Patty Jenkins

Starring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Connie Nielsen

Production Companies: DC Films, Warner Bros, RatPac Entertainment, Atlas Entertainment, Wanda Picture, Cruel and Unusual Films

Kent Locations Used: Lower Halstow

Captain Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) and Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) facing camera

Wonder Woman – Copyright: © 2017 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. AND RATPAC ENTERTAINMENT, LLC Photo Credit: Clay Enos/ TM & (c) DC Comics

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 Halstow where the estuary doubled as a Belgian Creek for a scene in which Diana arrives on a sailboat to be delivered to the war front.

Lower Halstow is located in the Swale district of Kent on the banks of the Medway Estuary. The rural villages in Swale have often been used as filming locations for visiting productions. Wonder Woman was filmed near Stangate Creek which lies on the River Medway and is famous for Turner’s watercolours of English rivers. Other productions that have filmed at Stangate Creek are Mr Turner (2014), Great Expectations (2012) and Canterbury Tales- The Man of Laws’ Tale (2003).

Wonder Woman was released in cinemas on 1st June 2017.

 Links:

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

For more information on programme/film visit: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0451279/?ref_=ttfc_fc_tt

For more information on Lower Halstow and the Swale district: http://www.visit-swale.co.uk/

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Later… with Jools Holland (2017)

Picture of Jools Holland sitting on a stool in front of a stage

Later… with Jools Holland © BBC/ Andre Csillag/Relay Photos

Later… with Jools Holland (2017)

Production Company: BBC

Kent Locations UsedThe Maidstone Studios

Currently in its 50th series, the popular live music show Later… with Jools Holland features performances from legendary musicians as well as new up and coming acts from all around the world.

The show is broadcast live on Tuesdays nights at 22:00, with a longer show being shown on Friday nights.

This series has included performances from some of the leading artists in the music industry including Ed Sheeran, Kasabian and Stormzy.

The programme first aired in 1992 and is a major hit in the UK, as well as America and various European countries.

The Maidstone Studios is an independent TV studio complex on an 11 acre site with 5 television studios, dubbing facilities, edits suites, a fully saturated lighting grid and office space. The Maidstone Studios has previously welcome shows such as Draw It! (2014), Was It Something I Said? (2013) and Got to Dance (2010).

Later… with Jools Holland is on BBC Two at 22:00 on Tuesday 16th May 2017 and repeated on Friday 19th May 2017 on BBC Two at 23.05.

Links:

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

For more information about the programme: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006ml0l

For more information about The Maidstone Studios: http://www.maidstonestudios.com/

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Hetty Feather Series 3 (2017)

Hetty Feather (Isabel Clifton) © BBC

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.

The Historic Dockyard Chatham is a popular filming location with variety of Georgian and Victorian architecture, maritime environment, dry dock, cobbled streets and industrial buildings. Call the Midwife (2012-present), SS-GB (2017) and The Crown (2016) are just a few of the productions that were filmed at The Historic Dockyard Chatham

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 Maidstone Studios  is the UK’s largest independent HD TV studio facility with 5 studios, a sound stage, post production facilities, storage, viewing rooms and parking. The Maidstone Studios has been the film studio for many popular entertainment shows including Take Me Out (2011-2016),  Later…With Jools Holland (2014-2016) and Was It Something I Said? (2013).

Hetty Feather will air on Mondays’s at 17:00 on CBBC from 8th May 2017.

Links

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

For more information on Hetty Feather visit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/shows/hetty-feather

For more information on Belmont House: http://www.belmont-house.org/

For more information on The Historic Dockyard Chatham: http://thedockyard.co.uk/

For more information on Cobham Hall: http://www.cobhamhall.com/venue-hire/filming/

For more information on The Maidstone Studios: http://www.maidstonestudios.com/

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Antiques Roadshow – Ightham Mote (2017)

Antiques Roadshow - Fiona Bruce standing in front of a painting and antiques

Antiques Roadshow – Fiona Bruce © BBC/Jeff Overs

Production Company: BBC

Kent Locations Used: Ightham Mote

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.

Raised view of Ightham House and gardens with people walking around stalls

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.

Sevenoaks is a town in West Kent with vibrant shopping streets, architectural treats and historic buildings including Knole Park which is nestled in a medieval deer-park and full of hidden treasures.  The area has welcomed filming from productions such as Rush (2013), Great British Railway Journeys  (2016) and Future Tense: The Story of H.G. Wells (2016)

The episodes will air on BBC One Sunday 7th May 2017 and Sunday 28th May 2017 at 8pm.

Links:

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

For more information on programme/film visit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006mj2y

For more information on locations used: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ightham-mote

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The Rizen (2017)

Hand holding open book of arcane symbols

The Rizen © Lost Eye Films Ltd

Written and directed by: Matt Mitchell

Starring: Sally Phillips, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Tom Goodman-Hill, Adrian Edmondson

Production Company: Lost Eye Films

Kent Locations Used: Manor Way Business Park in Swanscombe, Old Town Hall Gravesend, Powerhub in Maidstone

The Rizen is a brand new horror flick set in 1955, an era when both  NATO and the Allied Forces were supposedly conducting secret, occult experiments in a bid to win the Arms Race.

What if they had succeeded and what the Army unleashed threatens to tear the world apart?

Man standing side on looking at women in beret who is looking forward. In the background a group of people in white coats stand around a table looking at documents

The Rizen © Lost Eye Films Ltd

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).

The Gravesend Old Town Hall was once the seat of the local Magistrates Courts and has now been restored to serve as cultural and community venue. Other productions that have filmed in the Gravesend area include Canterbury Tales – The Seacaptain’s Tale (2003), The Interceptor (2015) and Great British Railway Journeys (2014).

Three soldiers in uniform and one man in white coat are standing in corridor. Central soldier is pointing rifle towards figure hold flag in the foreground.

The Rizen © Lost Eye Films Ltd

The Powerhub in Maidstone is a five storey, listed, industrial building with a 1900’s art deco exterior. Inside the building there are a selection of studios, offices, showrooms and amazing studios. Past productions that have filmed in Maidstone include Missing (2009), Children in Need – The Rickshaw Challenge (2015) and Couples Come Dine With Me (2014).

The Rizen was chosen to headline and close the London Sci-fi Film Festival 2017 on Saturday 6th May 2017 with its World Premiere.

 

 

Links:

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

For more information on programme/film visit: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4173306/ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4521338/

For more information on Gravesend and Dartford: http://www.visitkent.co.uk/destinations/gravesend/6892

For more information on Maidstone: http://www.visitkent.co.uk/destinations/maidstone/6185

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

 


Guerrilla (2017)

Guerrilla Poster © Sky UK Limited

Writer: John Ridley, Misan Sagay

Director: John Ridley, Sam Miller (3 episodes each)

Starring: Idris Elba, Freida Pinto, Babou Ceesay, Wunmi Mosaku, Giorgio Spiegelfeld

Production Company: Fifty Fathoms, ABC Signature

Kent Locations Used: Chatham Docks & River Medway

Idris Elba as Kent Fue © Sky UK Limited

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

Links:

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

For more information on the programme visit: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5650574/

For more information on the River Medway visit: http://www.visitmedway.org/

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The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2017)

Coroners working in a lab

The Autopsy of Jane Doe © 42, IM Global, Impostor Pictures

Director: André Øvredal

Writer: Ian B. Goldberg, Richard Naing

Starring: Emile Hirsch, Brian Cox, Ophelia Lovibond, Michael McElhatton, Olwen Katherine Kelly, Parker Sawyers, Jane Perry

Production Company: 42, IM Global, Impostor Pictures

Kent Filming Locations: Home Farm, Swale

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 Farm is 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

Links:

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

For more information about the film visit  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3289956/?ref_=ttpl_pl_tt

For more information on Home Farm:  www.homefarmlocation.com

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

 


Harlots (2017)

Charlotte Wells (Jessica Brown Findlay) and Daniel Marney (Rory Fleck-Byrne) © Monumental Television

Created by: Alison Newman and Moira Buffini

Written by: Moira Buffini, Jane English, Cat Jones and Debbie O’Malley

Starring: Samantha Morton, Jessica Brown Findlay, Lesley Manville, Eloise Smyth, Dorothy Atkinson, Alexa Davies and Bronwyn James

Production Company: Monumental Pictures, Independent Television (ITV)

Kent Locations Used: The Historic Dockyard Chatham

Already hotly debated in the press, ITV’s risqué eight part series, Harlots, takes us back to London 1763 when one in five women sold their body. The story follows brothel owner Margaret Wells (Samantha Morton), her daughter Charlotte (Jessica Brown Findlay) and their rival, Madam Lydia Quigley (Lesley Manville).

Marie-Louise D’Aubigne (Poppy Corby-Teuch) and friends © Monumental Television

The series was inspired by Jack Harris’ stories collected in Harris’s List of Convent Garden Ladies, a directory that contained a list of prostitutes, with their age, price and ‘specialities’.

The new drama stars Samantha Morton (Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Rillington Place), Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey and Victor Frankenstein), Lesley Manville (Secrets & Lies, Another Year and Maleficent), Eloise Smyth (Ill Manors and The Frankenstein Chronicles), Dorothy Atkinson (Call the Midwife and Mr Turner), Alexa Davies (X + Y and Raised by Wolves) and Bronwyn James (Cut and Moving On).

The Tarred Yarn Store was featured as a tavern in various episodes.

The Historic Dockyard Chatham is a popular filming location with variety of Georgian and Victorian architecture, maritime environment, dry dock, cobbled streets and industrial buildings. Call the Midwife (2012-present), SS-GB (2017) and The Crown (2016) are just a few of the productions that were filmed at The Historic Dockyard Chatham.

Harlots premiers on ITV Encore on Monday 27th March at 10:00pm and on Hulu on Wednesday 29th March

Links:

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

For more information on programme: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5761478/?ref_=rvi_tt

For more information on locations used: http://thedockyard.co.uk/

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