Part of Sky Art’s 2017 Comedy Short series, Morgana Robinson’s Summer is set on a hot day in Margate and centres around a heavily pregnant Trish. When friends and family gather for her baby shower, a secret is revealed which causes tempers to flare.
The comedy short filmed in various locations in Margate including Marine Terrace, Market Street and the Lifeboat pub.
Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year is the annual competition searching for the nation’s best landscape painter. The artists compete for the chance to win the acclaimed title, win a £10,000 commission for the National Trust’s art collection and £500 of art materials from Cass Art.
The series is presented by Joan Bakewell and Frank Skinner and the judges are award-winning artist Tai Shan Schierenberg, independent curator Kathleen Soriano and art historian Kate Bryan.
In June and July 2016, the Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year production team visited Kent where they filmed the first heat at Scotney Castle. The semi-final in Margate at the Harbour Arm by the Turner Contemporary gallery. Filming in Margate was the first time the production had filmed on location at a non-National Trust property.
Scotney Castle is a National Trust property set in beautiful Tunbridge Wells countryside. The location boasts a spectacular country house, romantic garden and 14th century moated castle. Scotney Castle has previously welcomed filming from BBC drama Hunted(2012).
The Carer is a U.K.-Hungary co-production film about a legendary actor (Brian Cox) who is terminally ill. When young Hungarian actress Dorottya (Coco König) becomes his carer, she hopes he will give her advice and help her reach the English stage. However, despite his revered status, Sir Michael is foul-mouthed and difficult. Will their shared love of Shakespeare bring them closer together?
The film stars Brian Cox (Braveheart, The Bourne Identity) as Sir Michael Gifford and Coco König (Assassin’s Creed) as Dorottya alongside a supporting cast that includes Anna Chancellor (Testament of Youth, Four Weddings and a Funeral), Emilia Fox (The Pianist, David Copperfield), Karl Johnson (The Illusionist, Hot Fuzz), Selina Cadell (Match Point, Doc Martin) and Roger Moore (Live and Let Die, The Spy Who Loved Me).
To B&B The Best is a Channel 5 programme fronted by Lisa Holloway, who looks at the B&B revolution going on where ordinary homeowners attempt to turn amateur hotelier. Throughout the series, Lisa travels the UK to meet all manner of Brits who are keen on turning their empty rooms into potential goldmines.With her characteristic no-nonsense approach, a modest design budget and no shortage of ideas, Lisa will arm the homeowners with the tools to turn their spare rooms into superb places to stay. But will they follow Lisa’s plan and create successful B&B’s?
Episode twenty four of the new series features Margate in Kent, where she meets English language teacher Martine and her daughter Vibs, who’ve been hosting foreign language students for well over twenty years. Wishing to transform her Victorian townhouse into a boutique B&B, Lisa guides them and discovers the key to their future guests could lie in the towns emerging art scene.
Kent Locations Used: Studd Hill, Herne Bay and Margate
Laura Spini’s directorial debut short, You Are Whole, is a dark comedy, following Norman Pugg (played by Hollywood actor Fred Melamed), a spiritual teacher visiting houses in a small British sea-side town. He is soon mistaken for a serial killer, as he seems to leave a trail of deaths across the town. The short film was selected for the Edinburgh International Film Festival, Palm Springs International Shortfest and the London Short Film Festival.
Kent locations used are both Herne Bay andMargate.
The Apprentice is a popular BBC One show where ambitious entrepreneurs compete to avoid hearing the famous line “You’re Fired” and win Lord Sugar’s £250,000 investment.
The 18 candidates will have to show their commercial insight and business sense throughout the 12 tough tasks which are closely watched by Lord Sugar’s advisors BaronessKarren Brady and, replacing Nick Hewer, Claude Littner.
In episode three of series 11, “Cross-Channel Discount Buying”, Lord Sugar summons the group to the wartime tunnels underneath Dover Castle where the two teams “Connexus” and “Versatile” are given their task – half of the team must stay in Kent and the other half must travel to France to find nine items and negotiate the best possible price. The team that spends the least amount of money will win.
Ashfordis a market town with many shops, eateries, and a designer outlet shopping centre with London and Europe are just a train ride away through Ashford International train station. Ashfordand surrounding areas has been used as a film location from visiting productions including Gadget Man(2014),The Monuments Men (2014) andEmma(2009).
Don’t miss the Cross-Channel Discount Buying episode of The Apprentice featuring Kent which will be shown on Wednesday 21st October 2015 at 21:00 on BBC One.
Channel 4 series George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces looks into the fascinating world of small spaces and builds. In each episode George meets different people who turn tiny spaces into amazing places to work, play and even live.
Now in its fifth series, episode four visits Kent’s very own Margate where George meets a man planning to build Margate’s first Victorian bathing machine in more than 100 years.
Also in the episode, George meets a coma survivor who proves he has a sense of humour by transforming a hearse into a family camper van and visits a woman who has turned her narrow boat home into a floating bookshop.
Margate is a seaside town with a pleasant mix between a charming Old Town and modern architecture such as the Turner Contemporary. The town has also recently reopened traditional theme park Dreamland. Margate has been used as a film location in a number of productions including Coast (2015), Edge of Heaven(2014) and True Love(2012).
Catch George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces featuring Margate on Thursday 8th October 2015 at 20:00 on Channel 4.
Presenter Nick Crane and the team travel around the coast of the United Kingdom, uncovering fascinating stories, wildlife and history for popular BBC Two show, Coast.
Now in its tenth series, the Coast production team have once again chosen to visit Kent and filmed for two days in Margate, using a drone to get amazing aerial shots of the coastline.
The first episode of the tenth series sees Nick Crane follow a centuries-old tourist trail out of London to Southend on Sea then along Margate. During the visit to the Kent town, Nick discovers why the area saved lives and how it’s reinvented itself for the modern tourist by relying on some old traditions.
The coastal town of Margate boasts a sandy beach, popular gallery the Turner Contemporary, arcades, quirky shops, trendy cafes and the newly opened traditional amusement park, Dreamland. Margate has been chosen as a filming location for many productions including Free Speech(2014), ITV comedy Edge of Heaven (2014) and BBC One’s drama True Love (2012).
Don’t miss the Kent episode of Coast which will be shown on Thursday 9th July 2015 on BBC Two at 21:00.
BBC Two series Coast sees presenters including Mark Horton, Neil Oliver and Nick Crane tour the British Isle where they uncover fascinating stories, wildlife and history behind our coastline.
The finale of the ninth series “Winter”, sets out to discover a secret season for Britain’s coast. Nick Crane explores the dramatic history of the Cornish coast, and its’ tolerance for storms, Neil Oliver experiences the Viking Fire Festival on Shetland and wildlife cameraman Richard Taylor-Jones visits Margate to see which creatures make the Kent town their home for winter.