Don’t Get Done Get Dom (2012)

Dominic Littlewood © BBC

Dominic Littlewood © BBC

Production Company: Flame Television

Kent locations used: Sheerness

Don’t Get Done Get Dom is a consumer series presented by Dominic Littlewood who helps members of the general public that have been mistreated by some well-known  companies. In the Kent episode, Dom helps a family from Sheerness who had a bad experience with a national travel agency. Will Dom be able to get compensation from the company and more importantly an apology?

This episode features three families whose holidays were severely disrupted, and all three travel agents claimed that the circumstances were “out of their control” therefore were not responsible for any losses.  Dom takes on the three companies: Thomson, Thomas Cook and TravelSphere.com to see if he can get them to accept some responsibility and compensate the families.  Dome also investigates who decides which destinations are unsafe to travel to.

Throughout the show Dom tests the knowledge of the general public when it comes to consumer rights. He also teaches someone how to get a better deal on a product or service, which gives them more confidence in making deals with the store assistants and managers.

Dominic Littlewood has fronted many consumer shows including Cowboy Builders, Postcode Lottery and he also regularly presents features on The One Show. Don’t Get Done Get Don is in its sixth series and has been running since 2006, and Dom has taken on major companies such as Nationwide, EDF Energy, Carphone Warehouse and many more.

Sheerness is the largest town on the Isle of Sheppey, which is in north Kent. Sheerness regularly wins the blue flag for its clean beaches it also has lots of pubs, restaurants, shops and heritage attractions. The Hide (2009), Great Expectations (1989) and Top Gear – The Sweeney (2012) have previously used The Isle of Sheppey as a film location.

The Kent episode entitled “Disaster Holiday Zones” airs on BBC1 at 11am on 18th April 2012.

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/b0070tc5

For more information about the Isle of Sheppey: http://www.visitkent.co.uk/destinations/isle-of-sheppey-sittingbourne/9186

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

 


Cowboy Traders (2012)

Cowboy Traders presenters Dominic Littlewood and Melinda Messenger with the happy couple

Cowboy Traders presenters Dominic Littlewood and Melinda Messenger with the happy couple © Five

Production Company: Ricochet

Kent locations used: Chilham, Ashford, Sittingbourne, Canterbury, Tunbridge Wells, Hever Castle, Sevenoaks

Popular Channel 5 series Cowboy Traders returns for series 7, and comes to Kent to help people who have fallen victims at the hands of rogue traders.

In the opening episode, presenters Dominic Littlewood (Don’t Get Done, Get Dom, The One Show) and Melinda Messenger (To Buy or Not to Buy, Live From Studio 5) help two couples who were conned by a wedding company. The shop promised to give them perfect weddings, they just had to pay for the package, and the company would deliver everything from dresses and suits, to the car and cake. Sadly, this did not happen for either couple and the shop subsequently shut down. They had paid several thousand pounds for their big day and received nothing in return.

While Dom sets to find the owners of the shop and get some answers, Melinda helps the couple who are in debt from paying for their wedding twice as well as  organise the wedding of a lifetime for a second couple who had to cancel their wedding altogether.

The Cowboy Traders team came to film in various locations in Kent including Chilham, Ashford, Sittingbourne, Canterbury, Tunbridge Wells, Hever Castle and Sevenoaks.

Chilham is a village in the Ashford borough of Kent with a stunning fifteenth century square of black and white timbered buildings. Chilham has been chosen as a film location by  Top Gear (2011), Emma (2009) and Miss Marple – The Moving Finger (2005).

Ashford is a small market town, with historic buildings, lots of eateries and several shopping facilities. Ashford’s International Eurostar train station means that it is well connected with the rest of the country, as well as Europe. Ashford and surrounding areas has been used as a film location from productions including The Apprentice (2015), The Monuments Men (2014) and Emma (2009).

Sittingbourne is also a market town which has historical houses, museums, beautiful gardens and fascinating nature reserves. For fans of action, it also has a Greyhound Racing track and Go Karting, as well as a skate park. The area has been used by projects such as  A Taste of Britain (2014), Southcliffe (2013) and The Riddle (2007).

Hever Castle is a thirteenth century castle which was once the childhood home of Anne Boleyn and boasts formal Italian Gardens and an ornamental lake. The location has featured in various productions including Inkheart (2008), The Other Boleyn Girl (2008) and Anne of a Thousand Days (1969).

Canterbury is a historic City boasting the magnificent Canterbury Cathedral and St Augustine’s Abbey as well as parks and open spaces as well as neighbouring quaint, traditional villages.  Previous productions that have filmed in Canterbury include Pilgrimage with Simon Reeve (2013) BBC Sport Relief John Bishop’s Week of Hell (2012) and Last Orders (2008).

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), BBC Doorstop Crime 999 (2012) and Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides (2011)

Chilham is a remarkable village with fifteenth century square of black and white timbered buildings as well as a church, school and many shops and pubs. The area was welcomed filming from a variety of filming projects including Top Gear (2011), BBC’s Emma (2009), and Hercule Poirots Christmas (1995).

Tunbridge Wells is a town in West Kent, home to a host of historic buildings, specialist shops, churches and a busy town centre. Productions which have previously filmed in the area include Britain’s Best Bakery (2012), Terry and Mason’s Great Food Trip (2015) and Hunted (2012).

Don’t miss the first episode of Cowboy Traders on 4th April 2012 on Channel 5 at 20:00.

Links:

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

For more information about the programme: http://www.channel5.com/shows/cowboy-builders

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

For more information about Sittingbourne: http://www.visitkent.co.uk/explore/swale-faversham-sittingbourne-isle-of-sheppey.asp

For more information about Hever Castle: http://www.hevercastle.co.uk/

For more information about Sevenoaks: http://www.visitkent.co.uk/destinations/sevenoaks/6334

For more information about Tunbridge Wells: http://www.visittunbridgewells.com/

For more information about Chilham visit: http://www.enjoychilham.org.uk/

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