Gadget Man (2014)

 

Gadget Man Presenter Richard Ayoade in an orange suit and blue tie

Gadget Man Presenter Richard Ayoade © Channel 4/North One Television

Production company: North One Television

Kent Locations: House in Faversham, Wye National Nature Reserve, Leeds Castle, Teapot Island Maidstone

Channel 4’s Gadget Man returns as Richard Ayoade takes a look at the world of gadgets and how new technology can help to make everyday life a little bit easier.

In the third series, Richard finds gadgets that can help tasks such as cooking, shopping, moving house and even going out or staying in. Guest stars who help Richard test the latest technology offerings include Richard E Grant, Allison Steadman, Tim Vine and David Mitchell.

Richard Ayoade and Phill Jupitus sitting on chairs with gadgets on their legs

Richard Ayoade and Phill Jupitus © Channel 4/North One Television

The Gadget Man team visited Kent where they used a private residence in Faversham for Richard’s house which features throughout the series as well as Wye National Nature Reserve in Ashford and Leeds Castle which are in episode three where Richard looks at gadgets that can solve “staycation” issues.

Faversham is a beautiful, historic market town which boasts nearly 500 listed buildings and is set on the picturesque Faversham Creek. It has many restaurants, shops, attractions and beautiful walks. The area has been used as a film location for productions such as Great British Railway Journeys (2014), Channel 4 drama Southcliffe (2013) and Great British Story: A People’s History (2012).

The 133 hectares of Wye National Nature Reserve consists of chalk grassland and woodland on steep coombes and offers spectacular views over the Romney Marsh and Weald. Ashford and surrounding areas has been used for filming with previous visiting productions including The Monuments Men (2014), The Secret Removers (2012) and Emma (2009).

Leeds Castle is set in 500 acres of beautiful parkland and formal gardens in Maidstone. The castle itself was built in 1119 and has state rooms a mote. Leeds Castle has previously been featured in productions such as The Hairy Bikers Food Tour of Britain (2009), Lady Jane (1987) and Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949).

Don’t miss Gadget Man which starts on Monday 25th August 2014 at 20:30 on Channel 4 and the staycation episode will be shown on Monday 8th September 2014 at 20:30 on Channel 4.

Links:

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

For more information about the programme: http://www.channel4.com/programmes/gadget-man 

For more information on Faversham: http://www.faversham.org/

For more information on Wye National Nature Reserve:  http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/ourwork/conservation/designations/nnr/1006164.aspx

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

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


Was It Something I Said? (2013)

 

Was It Something I Said L-R Micky Flanagan, David Mitchell and Richard Ayoade standing in front of the set

Was It Something I Said L-R Micky Flanagan, David Mitchell and Richard Ayoade © Channel 4

Production company: Maverick Television, That Mitchell & Webb Company

Kent Location: The Maidstone Studios

Was It Something I Said? is a new Channel 4 panel show hosted by David Mitchell where two teams, captained by Richard Ayoade and Micky Flanagan, compete against each other in a battle of wordplay where they must answer questions based on quotations, biographies, tweets, and even their own words, to win.

The show welcomes a guest narrator each week to read quotations, with Brian Blessed, Phil Daniels and Charles Dance taking the narrator reigns throughout the series. It is one of the first shows to incorporate Twitter as a play along companion for the show, as viewers are encouraged to tweet their answers to the show’s account.

The comedy line up features David Mitchell (Peep Show, That Mitchell and Webb Look) as the host, and the two team captains are Richard Ayoade (The IT Crowd, The Mighty Boosh) and Micky Flanagan (Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Mock the Week) and will also feature panellists ranging from Gabby Logan, Bob Mortimer and Robert Webb.

The series was filmed at The Maidstone Studios, which is the UK’s largest independent High Definition TV studio facility and has previously hosted TV prooductions such as Later…With Jools Holland (2013) and Take Me Out (2010-2013) and Got To Dance (2010).

Don’t miss Was It Something I Said? which starts on Channel 4 on Sunday 13 October 2013 at 22:00.

Links:

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

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

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