Countryfile (2016)

The Countyfile presenters on bails of hay L-R - Anita Rani, Ellie Harrison, John Craven, Adam Henson, Matt Baker, Peg, Tom Heap

Anita Rani, Ellie Harrison, John Craven, Adam Henson, Matt Baker, Peg, Tom Heap © BBC/Tom Dulat

Production Company: BBC

Kent Locations Used: Dover, Hugh Lowe Farms

Countryfile is the popular BBC One show which celebrates the people and places of the British countryside and explores stories making news.

Kent features in an episode of the new series where amidst tennis season, Matt Baker finds out about Wimbledon strawberries and gets to grips with the harvest at Hugh Lowe Farms.  Fellow presenter Naomi Wilkinson meets a couple who turned their love of wildlife into an animal rescue centre, looking after everything from hedgehogs to flocks of jackdaws and magpies and at the White Cliffs of Dover she learns about the long history of channel swimming.  John Craven meets a farmer who is growing Chinese vegetables and produce, from pak choi to chrysanthemums.

Dover is home to several renowned locations including the port, connecting the UK with the European mainland, Dover Castle which towers above the town, signalling Dover’s strategic importance in the defence of the country and the White Cliffs of Dover, one of the most recognised landmarks in Britain. Dover has been used in productions such as The Tunnel: Sabotage (2016), Great British Railway Journeys – Series 7 (2016) and Missing (2009).

The Kent episode of Countyfile will air on Sunday 10 July 2016 at 18:00 on BBC One.

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/b07kwsrw

For more information on Dover: http://www.whitecliffscountry.org.uk/Home.aspx

For more information on Hugh Lowe Farms: http://www.hughlowefarms.com/

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


Country File (2012)

Countryfile presenters Matt Baker, Ellie Harrison and John Craven

Countryfile presenters Matt Baker, Ellie Harrison and John Craven © BBC

Production Company: BBC

Kent locations used: Godmersham, Godmersham Park

Country File is the long running BBC series that explores the stories, people and issues in the British countryside, and is presented by John Craven, Matt Baker and Ellie Harrison.

County File has been running since 1988, and not only is it a popular programme, it also publishes a bi-monthly magazine. It used to be aired on Sunday mornings, but since 2009, has moved to an early evening slot, which now pulls in over 5 million viewers a week.

The village of Godmersham lies by the river Stour between Ashford and Canterbury and is a gorgeous and picturesque place rich in wildlife. Godmersham Park House was built in 1732, and was owned by Jane Austen’s brother, her novels Pride and Prejudice, Emma and Mansfield Park are thought to be inspired by the village and characters of Godmersham.

Watch the Godmersham episode of Country File on Sunday 11th March 2012 on BBC1 at 19:00.

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/b006t0bv

For more information about Ashford: http://www.ashfordtourism.co.uk/

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


Countryfile (2009)

The presenters of Countryfile leaning on a gate

The presenters of Countryfile © BBC

Production Company: BBC

Filming Locations: Throughout Kent, including Water Lane Farm, the Roughway Farm in Tonbridge, Goods Shed in Canterbury, Parsonage Hop Farm, Shepherd Neame Brewery in Faversham, and the Kent Wildlife Trust at Hem Fen site.

Countryfile has been firmly established on British television for over 20 years, dedicated to educating and sharing with audiences the subjects and sites of rural Britain. Often relating to the current affairs of the time and debating highly political subjects such as fox hunting, organic farming and the pressures on the rural crafts and trades.

And of course any series focussed on promoting the countryside and nature sites of Britain has to make a stop in Kent, the Garden of England.  In a new episode the popular weekly programme visits Kent to discover a wealth of activities and beautiful locations throughout the county.

In the episode, Julia tries her hand at hop farming and takes part in the annual hop harvest, meeting Tony Redsell at his hop farm in the village of Boughton- under- Blean just outside of Faversham. Jules meets the Dene family who own Water Lane Farm, and learns about apple harvesting and the delicious Chegworth Valley Juices produced on site.

It is a little known fact that Kent is the largest producer of cobnuts in the UK, so the team meet up with John Cannon, Chairman of The Kentish Cobnuts Association and owner of Roughway Farm in Tonbridge, to take a closer look at this humble hazelnut.

The next stops are Roughway Farm in Tonbridge, the Goods Shed in Canterbury, the Shepherd Neame Brewery in Faversham and the Kent Wildlife Trust site of Ham Fen near Sandwich, where the team learns about the wild Konik ponies razing there.

 The hour long episode set in Kent will be shown on BBC One on Sunday 6 September 2009 at 7pm.

Links

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

For more information about Countryfile please visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006t0bv

For more information about the Water Lane Farm and Chegworth Valley Juices please visit http://www.chegworthvalley.com/

To learn more about Roughway Farm please visit https://roughwayfarm.co.uk/

To learn more about Kentish cobnuts please visit http://kentishcobnutsassociation.org.uk/

For more information about the Shepherd Neame brewery in Faversham please visit http://www.shepherdneame.co.uk/

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