Edge of Heaven (2014)

 

 

Edge of Heaven cast - L-R LAURA CHECKLEY (Ann-Marie) NITIN KUNDRA (Tandeep) CAMILLE CODURI (Judy) JUSTINE CAIN (Carly) BLAKE HARRISON (Alfie) LOUISE LYTTON (Michelle) ADRIAN SCARBOROUGH (Bald Gary) MARCIA WARREN standing in front of the B&B

Edge of Heaven © Hartswood Films/ITV

Starring: Blake Harrison, Justine Michelle Cain, Camille Coduri, Nitin Kundra, Laura Checkley, Louisa Lytton, Marcia Warren, Adrian Scarborough, Robert Evans

Production company: Hartswood Films

Kent Locations: Margate, Broadstairs, Morelli’s and Morgan’s

BLAKE HARRISON (Alfie) walking along Margate seafront

BLAKE HARRISON (Alfie) © Hartswood Films/ITV

Edge of Heaven is a new six part ITV comedy drama series which displays life at Margate’s finest , and only, ‘80s themed B&B, run by the chaotic Taylor-Chatterjee family,  Wham!-loving Judy and her black pudding enthusiast Husband Tandeep,  and her grown up children, demobbed soldier Ann-Marie and Alfie, whose life is going badly ever since his fiancée Carly left him at the altar.

Edge of Heaven is a Hartswood Films production for ITV, and is produced by Elaine Cameron (Sherlock, Jekyll) and Paul McKenzie (Sadie J, Dani’s House). The series was written by Robert Evans (Stella), who also stars in the sitcom.

The comedy will feature Blake Harrison (The Inbetweeners), Justine Michelle Cain (Some Girls), Camille Coduri (Doctor Who), Nitin Kundra (Steel River Blues), Laura Checkley (Rosemary and Thyme), Louisa Lytton (EastEnders), Marcia Warren (Vicious) and Adrian Scarborough (Gavin and Stacey).

BLAKE HARRISON (Alfie) holding JUSTINE CAIN (Carly) on Margate beach

BLAKE HARRISON (Alfie) and JUSTINE CAIN (Carly) © Hartswood Films/ITV

The production visited Margate and Broadstairs between September and October 2013 to film on location and shoot exterior scenes including the B&B which is in Albert Terrace. The interiors of the B&B were filmed at Longcross Studios.

Margate is the quintessential British seaside town, with a sandy beach, harbour, arcades, and historic architecture. The town has lots to offer, including Turner Contemporary, quirky shops, independent galleries and trendy cafes. Margate is a popular filming location, having previously welcomed productions like Mary Queen of the High Street (2013) BBC One’s drama True Love (2012), and The Apprentice (2009).

Broadstairs is in East Kent offers a sandy beach, Viking Bay lined with traditional beach huts, a band stand and large Victorian terraces as well as a busy high street and many food and drink establishments. The area has previously been used as a film locations by Eastenders (2015), Bang Goes The Theory (2012) and The Fixer (2008). 

Don’t miss the series, which starts on 21 February 2014 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 please visit: http://www.itv.com/presscentre/press-packs/edge-heaven

For more information about Margate visit: http://www.visitthanet.co.uk/destinations/margate/10537?microSiteId=210

For more information about Broadstairs visit: http://www.visitthanet.co.uk/destinations/broadstairs/10538?microSiteId=210

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The Tunnel (2013)

 

The Tunnel - Clemence Poesy (Elise Wassermann) and Stephen Dillane (Karl Roebuck) standing in the Channel Tunnel

The Tunnel Clemence Poesy (Elise Wassermann) and Stephen Dillane (Karl Roebuck)
© Sky Atlantic/Justin Downing

 

Starring: Stephan Dillane, Clemence Poesy, Keeley Hawes, Liz Smith, David G. Robinson, Angel Coulby, Tobi Bakere, Mathieu Carriere

Production Company: Kudos Film and Television, Shine France

Kent Locations: Channel Tunnel, Folkestone HarbourDiscovery Park, Connaught Barracks, Folkestone, Dover, MargateThe Port of Dover, The Turner Contemporary and many more.      

Inspired by hit Scandinavian drama The Bridge, The Tunnel is a new 10 part Sky Atlantic series set against the backdrop of a European crisis after a French politician is found dead on the border between the UK and France. Detectives from the respective countries are sent to investigate but at the crime scene comes a shocking discovery, forcing the French and British police into an uneasy partnership.  As the serial killer uses ever more elaborate and ingenious methods to highlight the moral bankruptcy of modern society, the detectives are drawn deeper into his increasingly personal agenda.

The series is a Sky Atlantic HD and CANAL+ co-production from Kudos Film and TV and Shine France Films in association with Filmlance and was adapted by an Anglo-French writing team led by Ben Richards (Spooks, Outcasts, Party Animals).

The series stars many famous faces including Stephen Dillane (Game of Thrones), Clémence Poésy (Harry Potter series), Joseph Mawle (Game of Thrones), Tom Bateman (Da Vinci’s Demons), Keeley Hawes (Ashes to Ashes), Liz Smith (The Royal Family), Tobi Bakare (Silent Witness), Jeanne Balibar (The Invisible Woman), Thibault de Montalembert (Days of Glory), Mathieu Carrièrre (High Speed), Angel Coulby (Merlin) and Jack Lowden (Mrs Biggs).

In November 2012, Kent welcomed The Tunnel’s production team who based themselves at Discovery Park in Sandwich.  Filming took place at a variety of East Kent locations between February 2013 and August 2013.

Many prominent Kent locations were used such as the Channel Tunnel, Connaught Barracks, Discovery Park, Folkestone Harbour, The Turner Contemporary, The Port of Dover, Westwood Cross Shopping Centre as well as the towns of Folkestone, Dover and Margate, and the production also made use of the Kent Film Office’s legal powers to close roads for filming.

East Kent has previously provided the back drop for many filming projects such as Dominic Savage’s True Love (2012), Derren Brown’s The Specials: Fear and Faith (2012), World War Z (2013), Ginger and Rosa (2012), My Week with Marilyn (2011), Son of Rambow (2008) and Venus (2007).

Don’t miss the start of The Tunnel which will be start on Wednesday 16th October 2013 on Sky Atlantic at 21:00.

Links

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

For more information about the programme: http://skyatlantic.sky.com/shows/the-tunnel

For more information about the various other Kent locations: http://www.visitkent.co.uk/ 

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Mary Queen of the High Street (2013)

 

Mary Portas leaning on a High Street sign in a road with closed shops

Mary Portas © Channel 4

Production Company: Optomen Television

Kent Locations: Margate

Mary Queen of the High Street is a new Channel 4 series that sees retail expert Mary Portas attempt to save Britain’s declining high streets. Having developed the 28-plan “The Portas Review”, Mary tries to put it into place with the help of Town Teams and locals to breathe some much needed life into our high streets.

In the second episode of the series, Mary Portas visits Margate where the main shopping thoroughfare has been declining in recent years, with 1 in 4 shops closing down. However, the highly successful Turner Contemporary gallery which is on the door step of the high street brings up to 10,000 visitors a week so Mary tries to encourage these visitors to venture on to the high street.

Mary’s plan of action to change the existing facilities in Margate includes an inland pier and cut price rail tickets from London. The team also visit a struggling sweet shop and with the help of Margate artist Tracy Emin, try to rebrand the shop and turn things around.

Margate is a delightful seaside town with a sandy beach, harbour, arcades, and period housing. The Old Town has lots to offer including galleries, quirky shops and trendy cafes. Margate is a popular location having previously welcomed productions such as BBC One’s improvised drama True Love (2012), The Apprentice (2009) and feature film Last Orders (2002).

The Margate episode of Mary Queen Of The High Street will be shown on Channel 4, Tuesday 14th May 2013 at 21:00.

Links:

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

For more information about Margate visit: http://www.visitthanet.co.uk/destinations/margate/10537?microSiteId=210

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Girlfri3nds (2012)

Girlfri3nds Laura, Sarah, presenter Emma Willis and Amy

Girlfri3nds L-R Laura, Sarah, presenter Emma Willis and Amy © Studio Lambert

Production Company: Keshet Broadcasting, Studio Lambert

Kent locations used: Margate

Presented by Emma Willis (Big Brother’s Bit On The Side), ITV2’s new hit series Girlfri3nds is a reality dating show that sees three single women move into a mansion together and meet 100 single men. Each girl is only allowed to choose six of the eligible bachelors to get to know better. Who will they choose and will they find the loves of their lives?

The single ladies are feisty blonde Sarah, ambitious Laura and hopeless romantic Amy. The show promises to be an emotional rollercoaster with tears, arguments, rivalry, ups, downs, and the will-they-won’t-they possibility of a happy ending.

One of the men to survive the initial elimination process gets the opportunity to take his dates on a tour of his hometown, Margate.  Local boy  Danny was selected by both Sarah and Amy and was chosen by Sarah to go on a second date being in her final four!

Margate is a charming seaside town which has been a popular location for filming in the past due to its beach, harbour, disused theme park and period housing – productions that have previously filmed in Margate include BBC One’s improvised drama True Love (2012), The Apprentice (2009) and feature film Last Orders (2002).

Don’t miss the Margate date episodes of Girlfri3nds, which will air on ITV2 on 10 October 2012 at 21:00 and 17 October 2012 at 21:00.

Links:

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

For more information about Girlfri3nds visit: http://www.studiolambert.com/girlfriends.html

For more information about Margate visit: http://www.visitthanet.co.uk/come-explore/Come-and-Explore-Margate.aspx

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Fake or Fortune – Turner: A Miscarriage of Justice? (2012)

 

Fake Or Fortune L-R - Dr. Bendor Grosvenor, Fiona Bruce and Philip Mould

Fake Or Fortune L-R – Dr. Bendor Grosvenor, Fiona Bruce and Philip Mould © BBC

Production Company: BBC

Kent Locations: Margate, Turner Contemporary Art Gallery, Thanet

The second series of BBC’s Fake or Fortune returns with presenter and journalist Fiona Bruce joining art experts Philip Mould and Dr Bendor Grosvenor to explore the mysteries behind historical paintings to see if it was by a renowned artist, or a fake.

This episode focuses on three paintings left to the National Museum of Wales, which are believed to be by JMW Turner, but experts branded them fakes and deemed them unfit to be displayed at the gallery. Will Philip, Dr Bendor and Fiona be able to find clues and evidence to settle their authenticity once and for all?

The crew visited Margate and the Turner Contemporary Art Gallery to investigate the history of the mystery paintings. Turner had a strong connection with Margate and painted many landscapes there.

Margate is a popular seaside town in Thanet with a sandy beach, harbour, arcades, period housing, as well as the Turner Contemporary Art Gallery and amusement park, Dreamland. A wealth of productions have come to Margate, including Above Suspicion (2010), The Apprentice (2009) and Exodus (2007).

Fake or Fortune is on BBC One on Sunday 23rd September at 19:00.

Links:

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

For more information about Fake or Fortune visit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01mxxzb

For more information about Margate visit:  http://www.visitkent.co.uk/explore/thedms.asp?dms=13&venue=3201198 

For more information about the Turner Contemporary visit: http://www.turnercontemporary.org/

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Britain’s Empty Homes (2012)

Presenter Joe Crowley

Joe Crowley © BBC

Production Company: Ricochet

Kent Locations Used: Margate, Thanet

With nearly a million empty properties in the UK, BBC One series Britain’s Empty Homes travels the country, looking at vacant buildings and showing potential buyers how they can easily be transformed into an enjoyable home.

Throughout the series, presenter Joe Crowley works with local empty property officers to see how they can tackle the issue of Britain’s Empty Homes and showcases the work that has been put into the empty homes to make use of their full potential.

 

Edgar Road Transformation - before left, after right

Edgar Road Transformation – before left, after right © Thanet District Council

The fourth series features several episodes in Thanet, where Joe meets Mike Thompson, Thanet District Council’s Empty Properties Officer, to discuss how they have successfully turned around many properties in the area, transforming them from disused buildings to ideal family homes.

Thanet is in East Kent and the main towns include Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate. The area has no less than nine blue flag beaches, some with white cliff faces as well as seafront promenades, harbours and parks.

Many TV and film productions have chosen Margate as a location, including the popular BBC drama True Love (2012) The Hotel Inspector (2012) and McDonald’s Happy Meal advertisement.

Don’t miss the Thanet episodes of Britain’s Empty Homes which are on BBC One at 11:00am on 17th, 19th, 20th, 24th September 2012 and 4th October 2012.

Links

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

For more information about Britain’s Empty Homes visit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00zpdh4

For more information about Thanet visit: http://www.visitthanet.co.uk/destinations/margate/10537?microSiteId=210

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The Hotel Inspector (2012)

Alex Polizzi and The Walpole Bay Hotel owners outside the hotel

Alex Polizzi and The Walpole Bay Hotel owners © Channel Five

 

Production Company: Twofour

Kent Locations Used: The Walpole Bay Hotel, Margate, Thanet

The Walpole Bay Hotel in Margate receives another visit from The Hotel Inspector, Alex Polizzi, to see how the business has progressed since her last visit a few years ago.

Appearing on the programme in 2009, The Walpole Bay Hotel and its owners were at crisis point, with the team constantly arguing and the hotel desperately seeking a new lease of life.  Alex Polizzi, part of the Rocco Forte hotel dynasty, had lots of advice on how to make the business more successful, including de-cluttering the hotel and modernising the rooms.

Alex returned to The Walpole Bay Hotel in May this year to see the outcome of the changes she suggested in 2009. Will her advice have stuck? Or has the hotel got worse?

The Walpole Bay Hotel is in Cliftonville, near Margate and was built in 1914. Maintaining its Edwardian features along with its sprung, maple floor ballroom it is a delightful location..

Margate is often seen on screen, having being used for previous productions including True Love (2012), The Apprentice (2009), and Last Orders (2002).

The Walpole Bay catch up episode is the last in the current series and will air on Thursday 30th August 2012 at 21:00 on Channel 5.

Links

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

For more information about The Hotel Inspector The Walpole Bay Hotel Series 6: http://kentfilmoffice.co.uk/2009/02/the-hotel-inspector-2009/

For more information about The Walpole Bay Hotel: http://walpolebayhotel.co.uk/

For more information on this programme visit: http://www.channel5.com/shows/the-hotel-inspector/

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True Love (2012)

True Love cast L - R Adrian (DAVID MORRISEY), Nick (DAVID TENNANT), Holly (BILLIE PIPER), Paul (ASHLEY WALTERS), Sandra (JANE HORROCKS)

True Love cast L – R Adrian (DAVID MORRISEY), Nick (DAVID TENNANT), Holly (BILLIE PIPER), Paul (ASHLEY WALTERS), Sandra (JANE HORROCKS) © BBC and Working Title

Two lovers holding hands on a beach with the sun setting

True Love L – R Stella (JAMIE WINSTONE) and Paul (ASHLEY WALTERS) © BBC and Working Title

Writer/director: Dominic Savage

Starring: David Tenant, Billie Piper, David Morrissey, Joanne Froggatt, Kaya Scodelario, Lacey Turner, Jane Horrocks, Ashley Walters, Jaime Winstone, Vicky McClure

Production company: Working Title Television, BBC

Kent Locations: Thanet – Margate – Beach, promenade, High Street, train station, various hotels and bars, Thanet District Council Offices, Turner Contemporary, Westgate-On-Sea, Cliftonville, Pegwell Bay, Botany Bay, and Broadstairs

True Love has many familiar faces including David Tenant (Doctor Who) Billie Piper (Secret Diary of a Call Girl), Jane Horrocks (Absolutely Fabulous), Vicky McClure (This is England), Lacey Turner (Eastenders), Ashley Walters (Inside Men), Jamie Winstone (Kidulthood), and David Morrissey (The Other Boleyn Girl).

The series explores love in the modern day and the many different dilemmas and situations along the way. Each story has links with the previous, either through connecting story lines or character connections and all have plenty of drama, heartbreak passion and some surprising outcomes.

The five stories that take place during the week-long serial include a married man whose life is turned upside down due to the reappearance of his first love, a school teacher who is drawn to a female pupil, a married woman who takes revenge on her cheating husband by starting an affair, a father unable to connect with his baby and a divorcee on a desperate search for new love.

David Morrissey as Adrian at Margate train station

David Morrissey as Adrian at Margate train station © BBC and Working Title

In 2011, Kent welcomed the crew and stars of True Love. The production based it self in Margate, the director Savage’s home town, and used many Thanet locations including Margate Beach and promenade, Margate High Street, train station, various hotels and bars and even Thanet District Council Offices.  They also used the Turner Contemporary, as well as nearby Westgate-On-Sea, Cliftonville, Pegwell Bay, Botany Bay and Broadstairs.

Thanet has an astonishing 9 Blue Flag beaches and is a very popular filming location, due to its beautiful bustling seaside towns. It previously welcomed many TV and film productions, including Hancock and Joan (2008), Last Orders (2002) and a McDonald’s Happy Meal Commercial.

It is also home to the Turner Contemporary art gallery, adjacent to Margate harbour, which was built to contribute to the regeneration of the town and is fast becoming a highlight of the British visual arts scene. It also hosted the first public screening of the opening episode of True Love on 29th March 2012.

True Love will air every night on BBC One at 22.25pm from Sunday 17th – Thursday 21st June 2012.

Links:

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

For more information about Margate visit: http://www.visitthanet.co.uk/

For more information about this programme visit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01k692j

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Sky Arts at Turner Contemporary (2012)

Tim Marlow sitting on a chair

Tim Marlow © Sky

Production Company: Sky Arts

Kent locations used: Turner Contemporary, Margate

Sky Arts documentary Turner Contemporary looks at what the gallery offers and the effect it has on local businesses. The programme makers visit the opening of the “Turner and the Elements” exhibition showing 88 pieces  exploring wind, water, air and fire.

The documentary is hosted by Tim Marlow, who is known for his Channel 5 series Tim Marlow on…. and other art programmes. In addition to reviewing the art works, Tim looks at the impact the gallery has had on tourism for Margate.

The Turner Contemporary is an art gallery which offers exhibitions, events and various educational opportunities. Situated on Margate seafront, the brand new building was designed by award winning architect practice David Chipperfield Architects.  Light is an essence in the design, as well as extensive sea views.

Margate is a popular seaside town complete with a sandy beach, harbour, arcades, and period housing. The Old Town has become a buzzing place, with lots to offer including galleries, quirky shops and trendy cafes. Previous productions that have filmed in Margate include 2001 film Last Orders which starred Michael Caine, Helen Mirren and Ray Winstone as well as BBC drama True Love (2012).

Fans of art and Margate, make sure you don’t miss Sky Arts at Turner Contemporary on Sky Arts 2 on Monday 20th February 2012 at 20:50.

Links:

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

For more information about Sky Arts programmes:  https://www.sky.com/watch/channel/sky-arts

For more information about The Turner Contemporary: http://www.turnercontemporary.org/

For more information about Margate: http://www.visitthanet.co.uk/destinations/margate/10537?microSiteId=210

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A Brush with Britain 2010

Anne Carrington getting the Shell Ladies ready for their close up © Orion TV

Anne Carrington getting the Shell Ladies ready for their close up © Orion TV

Production Company: Orion TV/Discovery Channel

Kent Filming Locations: Faversham, Margate 

A Brush with Britain follows watercolour artist Charles Evans as he paints some of Britain’s most inspirational landscapes and cities. In this new series Charles visits two of Kent’s beautiful towns, Faversham and Margate, in search of their rich history as well as capturing their beauty on canvas.

Charles Evans Painting on Location © Orion TV

Charles Evans Painting on Location © Orion TV

In Faversham, Charles examines the impact of hop picking on the town and pays a visit to the UK’s oldest brewery ‘Shepherd Neame’. He also takes time to go out on ‘Greta’, a boat depicted in a painting discovered in Faversham’s Parish Church of St Mary of Charity, showing the boat rescuing stranded soldiers at Dunkirk.

Charles then continues his journey to Margate; the seaside town famous for its connections with Landscape artist J.M.W Turner. Here he visits the site of the new Turner Contemporary Gallery,due to be complete in 2011, and visits resident sculptor Anne Carrington who’s creations made from shells are sold to celebrity clients such as Elton John. The programme also explores the vibrant history of Margate’s Theatre Royal as well as the ambitious new plans for the amusement park Dreamland which was originally opened in the 1800’s.

The historic market town of Faversham  has nearly 500 listed buildings and is home to Britain’s oldest brewery, Shepherd Neame. The area has many restaurants, shops and beautiful landscapes such as the picturesque Faversham Creek. Faversham has been previously seen on screen for productions such as Great British Railway Journeys (2014), Peter Andre’s 60 Minute Makeover(2013) and Our Food (2012).

Margate is a seaside town boasting a sandy beach, harbour, amusement park Dreamland, period housing and modern art gallery the Turner Contemporary. Previous filming here includes The Tunnel: Sabotage (2016), Coast (2014), Last Orders (2002) and many more.

The series begins on the Discovery Channel: Real Time on Saturday 9th January at 8pm with Margate following a week later on the 16th.

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