A Taste of Britain (2014)

Taste of Britain presenters Brian Turner and Janet Street Porter standing in the countryside

Taste of Britain presenters Brian Turner and Janet Street Porter © BBC/Cactus TV

Production Company: Cactus TV

Kent Locations: Oare Marshes, Faversham, Brogdale Farm, The Goods Shed and Snail Farm in Canterbury

A Taste of Britain is a new BBC series presented by Janet Street-Porter and Brian Turner who visit different areas around the country to see the sights and try local delicacies and food specialities.

An upcoming episode takes the duo to one of Janet Street-Porter’s favourite places – Kent. They explore Oare Marshes and historic Faversham before visiting one of the UK’s only snail farms near Canterbury which inspires Brian to make a snail frittata.

The Goods Shed in Canterbury is the next stop for Janet and Brian, where chef Rafael Lopez creates a delicious lunch of lamb cutlets with vegetables using local ingredients.

The pair also visits Brogdale near Faversham which is in the throes of peak cherry season and spurs Brian on to bake a stunning cherry pastry cake.

The Oare Marshes Nature Reserve is located in the South Swale, in Harty Ferry, and has freshwater dykes, open water scrapes, reedbed, saltmarsh and a seawall which is favoured nesting place for many species of migrating birds. Previous productions which have filmed at Oare Marshes include Channel 4 drama Southcliffe (2013) and feature film Great Expectations (2012).

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).

The Goods Shed in Canterbury is a popular Famer’s Market, restaurant, and food hall. Canterbury is a vibrant City which boasts the historic Cathedral, shopping areas, parks and open spaces as well as neighbouring quaint, traditional towns. Previous productions that have shot in Canterbury include Goodbye To Canterbury (2013), The Family (2008) and Last Orders (2008).

The Kent episode of A Taste of Britain will be shown on BBC One on Monday 22nd September 2014 at 15:45.

Links:

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

For more information about A Taste of Britain: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04gtx26

For more information about Oare and Faversham: http://www.faversham.org/

For more information about The Goods Shed: http://thegoodsshed.co.uk/

For more information about The Snail Farm: http://www.snailfarm.org.uk/

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

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


From Soup to Nuts (2013)

  

From Soup To Nuts - chef playing the flute in The Goods Shed

From Soup To Nuts © Tim Leandro

Director: Tim Leandro

Kent Locations:  The Goods Shed, Canterbury 

Join the stall-holders, artisans and chefs working within Canterbury’s renowned farmer’s market, The Goods Shed, for one magical day in their extraordinary lives.

Kent-based television director and writer, Tim Leandro, and a group of dedicated high-end industry film makers have come together to tell a modern Canterbury tale.

Two-time BAFTA nominee Leandro, whose film making roots are firmly planted in documentary film, was inspired by the micro-community that work, create and live in Canterbury’s famous The Goods Shed farmer’s market and restaurant. The 35 minute film concentrates on the personal stories of the individuals whose lives are intertwined in The Goods Shed

Leandro said; “This film is classic documentary with a twist.  I am very fortunate in that a group of highly talented collaborators worked with me for no fee to make it happen.   It’s a zero budget film and has taken over a year to complete because we had to fit it around our working schedules, but the effort has been well worth it”.

From Soup to Nuts is being broadcast throughout July on The Community Channel (Sky 539,  Virgin 233 and Freeview 87):

Friday 5th July at 23:00

Friday 12th July at 23:00

Friday 26th July at 21:00

Monday 29th July at 22:00

Links:

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

To view a trailer or rent the video: https://vimeo.com/86131430

For more information about The Goods Shed: http://thegoodsshed.co.uk/

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


Market Kitchen Big Adventure 2011

Penny Smith and Matt Tebbutt © BBC

Penny Smith and Matt Tebbutt © BBC

A trip across Britain’s culinary landscape to discover the very best of British produce and ingredients.

Production Company: Optomen

This series sees TV Chef Matt Tebbutt travelling across Britain to search out and celebrate the very best of British produce and ingredients.
Once the ingredients have been sourced, they are taken back to the show’s restaurant HQ, where Matt and co-presenter Penny Smith are joined by special foodie and celebrity guests, as well as food loving members of the public. They are then transformed into delicious dishes that showcase the very best of regional produce.

In this edition, Matt Tebbutt is in Kent along with chef Ching-He Huang.  They will be making the most of fresh radishes, pears, chicken, brill, cheese and sparkling wine.  There will be guest appearances from Janice Dickenson, Lisa Faulkner and Rav Wilding.

Filming in the county took place in Canterbury at Brogdale Farm Faversham, The Oystery Canterbury, The Goods Shed Canterbury and Chapel Down Winery near Tenterden.

Kent prides itself on its Garden of England status which is said to date back to the Tudor times. Henry VIII liked the county so much, he not only built 3 castles, but established many of the orchards in Kent to provide for the King’s table. So it is only natural that Kent still holds the National Fruit & Nuts Collection at Brogdale and the image of Kentish orchards in bloom still represents The Garden of England worldwide.

Market Kitchen will be shown on UKTV / Good Food Channel at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, 1st February

Links

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

For more information about the programme visit: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1814166/

For more information on the locations: http://www.visitkent.co.uk/

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