Bargain Hunt Christmas Special (2016)

Behind the scenes at Leeds Castle - presenter Charlie Ross at a Christmas table

Charlie Ross behind the scenes at Leeds Castle © Leeds Castle/BBC

 

Production Company: BBC

Kent Locations Used: Kent Showground in Detling, Leeds Castle

Popular BBC daytime show Bargain Hunt comes to Kent for a festive edition. Charlie Ross presents at the Kent Showground alongside experts Raj Bisram and Richard Madley who assist the two teams in their Christmas shopping. Charlie also pays a visit to Leeds Castle where he learns about the history of Christmas decorations.

The Kent Showground in Detling is near the county town of Maidstone. The event venue sits on over 200 acres and hosts the renowned Kent County Show every July as well as fares and conferences. Bargain Hunt (2012) has previously been filmed at the Kent Showground.

Set in 500 acres on the outskirts of Maidstone, is the beautiful Leeds Castle which boasts stunning period rooms, gardens, a moat, woodlands, maze with shell grotto and an aviary. A popular film location, Leeds Castle has previously been used by projects such as The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses (2016), Gadget Man (2014) and Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949).

The Bargain Hunt Christmas Special filmed in Kent will air on Friday 9th December 2016 at 12:15 on BBC One. Leeds Castle will also feature in the second Christmas episode on Friday 16th December at 12:15 on BBC One.

Links:

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

For more information on programme visit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0854pzt

For more information on Leeds Castle: https://www.leeds-castle.com/home

For more information on Kent Showground: http://kentshowground.co.uk/

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

 

 


Bargain Hunt (2012)

Bargain Hunt presenter Tim Wonnacott

Bargain Hunt presenter Tim Wonnacott © BBC

Production Company: BBC

Kent Locations Used: Kent County Showground, Chiddingstone Castle, Canterbury Auction Galleries, Canterbury

Popular daytime show Bargain Hunt visits Kent in four upcoming episodes to discover what hidden treasures the competing teams can find!

Tim Wonnacott hosts the competition, where two teams have one hour and £300 to choose the best antiques from a fair with the help from an antiques expert. They then auction these items, and whoever makes the most money from the items they have carefully selected wins! An eye for a bargain is essential!

BBC’s Bargain Hunt has been running since 2000 and the current series is the 31st. In episode 18 of the series, the Bargain Hunt team come to Kent County Showground.  Tim Wonnacott also visits Chiddingstone Castle where he discovers a murder mystery.  Other upcoming Kent episodes feature Canterbury Auction Galleries as well as the historic city of Canterbury.

Kent County Showground, is in Detling, near Maidstone. It hosts the renowned Kent County Show every July as well as many other events such as wedding fares and conferences.

The City of Canterbury is a popular tourist destination and has lots to offer, including historic buildings, shops, universities, sports venues and theatres. It is has also welcomed filming from A Canterbury Tale, Hairy Bikers County Map of Britain, and Songs of Praise .

Don’t miss the Kent episodes, which are being shown from 21st February at 12:15pm on BBC1.

Links:

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

For more information about Bargain Hunt: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006nb9z

For more information about Canterbury: http://www.canterbury.co.uk/

For more information about  Canterbury Auction Galleries: http://www.thecanterburyauctiongalleries.com/

For more information about Kent County Showground: http://kentshowground.co.uk/

For more information about Chiddingstone Castle: http://chiddingstonecastle.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/