Long Lost Family Series 7 (2017)

Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell smiling at camera

From Wall To Wall Productions
LONG LOST FAMILY on ITV
Pictured: Nicky Campbell and Davina McCall
© ITV
Photographer Tony Ward

 

Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell sitting on chair looking at camera

From Wall To Wall Productions
LONG LOST FAMILY on ITV
Pictured: Nicky Campbell and Davina McCall
© ITV
Photographer Tony Ward

Kent Locations Used: Haysden Country Park – Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells

The highly popular award winning ITV programme, Long Lost Family returns to TV screens for its seventh series with more heart-breaking stories.

Presenters Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell embark on an emotional journey around the UK, helping to reunite estranged families. The new series filmed segments in Royal Tunbridge Wells and Haysden Country Park in Tonbridge.

Situated in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Tunbridge Wells is a highly popular town full of independent shops and restaurants set alongside the trendy colonnaded Pantiles and the bustling High Street. Previous shows that have filmed in the area include Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year (2016) and Question Time (2016)

Popular for family days out, Haysden Country Park in Tonbridge offers a beautiful countryside setting for a variety of leisure activities. The park plays home to two lakes and is a popular venue for water activities.

The new series of Long Lost Family starts on Wednesday 26th July at 9pm on ITV

Links:

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

For more information on Long Lost Family visit: https://www.itv.com/hub/long-lost-family/1a8904

For more information on Tunbridge Wells visit – https://www.visittunbridgewells.com/

For more information on Haysden Park visit – https://www.tmbc.gov.uk/services/leisure-and-culture/parks-and-open-spaces/parks-and-open-spaces-outdoor-facilities/haysden-country-park

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Long Lost Family Series 6 (2016)

Long Lost Family presenters Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell

Long Lost Family presenters Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell © ITV

Kent Locations Used: Folkestone

Long Lost Family is an award winning British television series that started on ITV in 2011. The programme, presented by Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell, aims to reunite close relatives after years of separation. The new series explores new territory and tackles some of the most difficult social history of family separation through compelling and touching personal stories.

Following stories in and around the UK, the show inevitably came to Kent, particularly in Folkestone.

Episode four of the new series features 70-year-old widow Susan Webb who fell pregnant as a teenager and decided to have the baby adopted. With the help of specialist adoption intermediaries, Long Lost Family track down Susan’s daughter to find she is living in Folkestone and the duo are reunited for the first time in 48 years.

Folkestone is a seaside town with an elegant clifftop promenade, a coastal park, fishing harbour and Victorian cliff-top lifts. It has featured in productions The Tunnel: Sabotage (2016), Is Anybody There? (2009) and The Darling Buds of May (1991 – 1993).

Long Lost Family featuring Folkestone will air on Wednesday 3rd August 2016 at 21:00 on ITV.

Links:

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

For more information on programme visit: http://www.walltowall.co.uk/longlostfamily.aspx

For more information on Folkestone: http://www.visitkent.co.uk/destinations/folkestone-hythe-and-romney-marsh/6438

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Long Lost Family Series 5 (2015)

Nicky Campbell and Davina McCall standing in front of a window

Nicky Campbell and Davina McCall © ITV

Production Company: Wall to Wall Media 

Kent Location: Lympne, Hythe

ITV’s BAFTA award winning show Long Lost Family returns for its fifth series as presenter’s Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell continue to reunite relatives desperately seeking one another.

In episode five of the new series, the Long Lost Family team work with Elizabeth Wells and her daughter Janice from Somerset, who are searching for Elizabeth’s son Paul Meddelton whowas reluctantly given up for adoption.

The production team of Long Lost Family visited Lympne, Hythe and Westenhanger Station for one day in February 2015 whilst trying to find Paul.

The area has also welcomed filming from productions such as The Only Way is Essexmas (2014), The Tunnel (2013) and Is Anybody There? (2009).

Don’t miss the Kent episode of Long Lost Family which will air on Wednesday 1st July 2015 at 21:00 on ITV1.

Links:

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

For more information on the programme: https://www.walltowall.co.uk/longlostfamily.aspx

For more information on Hythe: http://www.visitkent.co.uk/destinations/folkestone-hythe-and-romney-marsh/6438

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Long Lost Family (2012)

Long Lost Family presenters Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell

Long Lost Family presenters Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell © ITV

Production Company: Wall to Wall Media

Locations used: Rochester

The tear-jerking ITV show that traces and reunites family members who have been separated for years comes to Rochester. In this episode the team tries to help a local family answer questions about a relative they haven’t seen in years and hopefully bring them back together.

Series 2 returns with presenters Davina McCall (The Biggest Loser, Got to Dance and The Million Pound Drop) and radio and TV personality Nicky Campbell exploring how and why families drifted apart. In some cases, despite having painstakingly searching for each other for many years they have had no luck.

Davina and Nicky visit Rochester and the episode follows two stories. The first is about a young man, who at the age of 6 discovered that his father wasn’t his biological father. After years of many questions will he finally receive some answers about his father, and will he ever get to meet him?

The second story is about a woman who also needs answers about her father after discovering at age 10 that her “older sister” was actually her mother and her real father was forbidden from seeing her. After searching for years for the mystery man, will Davina and Nicky be able to help bring them together?

Rochester is a historic City that boasts an impressive cathedral and castle that links back to the medieval period. The City has strong connections with Charles Dickens, and many TV and film adaptations of his famous novels have filmed here such as Great Expectations (1989) and BBC’s The Mystery of Edwin Drood (2012).

Don’t miss the heart-wrenching Rochester episode which will air on ITV1 on Thursday 31st May 2012 at 21:00

Links:

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

For more information about the programme visit: http://www.itv.com/itvplayer/video/?Filter=317226

For more information about Rochester visit: http://www.visitmedway.org/destinations/rochester

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The Biggest Loser Final (2012)

Presenter Davina McCall standing in front of a "The Biggest Loser" sign

The Biggest Loser presenter Davina McCall © ITV

Production Company: Shine Limited

Kent Locations Used: The Maidstone Studios

The Biggest Loser is the incredibly successful programme where 14 overweight individuals compete to lose the most amount of weight through exercise and by changing their diet. Don’t miss the exciting final which is being filmed at The Maidstone Studios where the winner will be announced!

The 14 contestants have been living in a mansion for the past 16 weeks, taking on the challenge of a tough exercise regime lead by a professional trainer and careful diet plans to drop the pounds and transform their lives. They have also taken part in punishing challenges, such as racing up a mountain, pulling a bus for 200m and finding hidden items in sand-pits.

The dramatic final will see the previous contestants return for dramatic transformations and the last three contestants battle it out at the Final Weigh-In to see who is crowned the champion and will win the £25,000 prize.

The popular programme originated in America, and now is a hit TV programme in over 10 countries. The UK version on The Biggest Loser is in its fifth series and hosted by Davina McCall (Big Brother, Got to Dance and The Million Pound Drop).

The Maidstone Studios is the UK’s largest independent HD TV studio, where hits such as Take Me Out, Got to Dance and The Door have previously been recorded.

Tune in to the final of The Biggest Loser on Tuesday 13th March 2012 at 21:00 on ITV1.

Links:

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

For more information about the programme: https://www.facebook.com/TheBiggestLoser/

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

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Got To Dance (2012)

Belle © Sky

Belle © Sky

Production Companies: Princess Productions, Shine Limited

Kent locations used: Herne Bay – seafront, Kings Hall, Central Parade

Got to Dance, the Sky1 dance talent show comes to Herne Bay to visit semi-finalist Belle in her home town. Don’t miss the exciting semi-final to see if Belle wins enough public votes to secure her place in the final, giving her a chance to win the coveted £250,000 prize.

Belle, aged 13, is the first solo female dancer to reach the semi-finals in the history of Got to Dance. Belle was taught to dance by her father, and is a versatile performer, but street dance is her favourite style. The Got to Dance crew visits Herne Bay to see what Belle’s life is like and discover the inspirations behind her moves.

Got to Dance is now in its third series, and is hosted by Davina McCall (presenter of popular shows such as Big Brother, The Million Pound Drop, The Biggest Loser). Judging the dancers is Diversity front man Ashley Banjo, alongside former Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt, and actor and West End performer Adam Garcia.

Herne Bay is in South East Kent and has a popular shingle beach, beautiful coastline and seafront gardens. The town also has many shops and eateries, amusement arcades, a windmill and some interesting architecture including the Victorian bandstand. The area has previously featured in Peter Andre’s 60 Minute Makeover (2013), Flog It! (2011) and Only Fools and Horses: The Jolly Boys’ Outing (1989).

Get behind Belle and tune into Got to Dance on Sunday 26th February 2012 on Sky1 at 18:00.

Links:

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

For more information about the programme: http://sky1.sky.com/sky1hd-shows/got-to-dance-home

For more information about HerneBay: http://www.canterbury.co.uk/canterbury-district/herne-bay.aspx

Watch Belle in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_89_Bco3gt0

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