Later…with Jools Holland (2013)

Later... with Jools Holland © BBC/ASC

Later… with Jools Holland © BBC/ASC

Production Company: BBC

Kent Locations Used: The Maidstone Studios

Later…with Jools Holland is the popular BBC2 music show which features a mix of up-coming artists as well as music legends performing live in the studio. The show is in its staggering 43 series and will be filmed at its new home – The Maidstone Studios .

The show first aired in 1992 and has been a success ever since. It is hosted by musician and television presenter Jools Holland and sees a whole range of musical guests from different genres and styles. Each show includes several performances, exclusive interviews, and a short jam session with Holland on piano to open each episode.

Although an entirely British show, Later…with Jools Holland has made it big in many other European countries as well as America.

The first episode of the new series will have performances from Suede, Laura Mvula, Cat Power, and The Strypes.

The Maidstone Studios is set over an 11 acre site and boasts 5 studios, a sound stage, post production facilities, storage and over 400 free parking spaces. Hit shows such as Take Me Out The Biggest Loser (2012) and Got to Dance (2010)  have previously been recorded at The Maidstone Studios.

Don’t miss the new series of Later…with Jools Holland which will be airing live for eight weeks on Tuesday nights from 9th April 2013 on BBC2 at 22:00.

Links:

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

For more information about the programme: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006ml0l

For  more information about The Maidstone Studios: 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/


Take Me Out – Series 4 (2012)

The Take Me Out ladies

Take Me Out – Series 4 © Thames TV

Production Company: Thames

Kent locations used: The Maidstone Studios

No more going out on Saturday nights because ITV’s popular dating show, Take Me Out, is returning for a fourth series once again filmed at The Maidstone Studios! Host Paddy McGuiness tries to match 30 single ladies, all looking for their dream date with one of the guys that comes down the “love lift”.

Paddy and a contestant dancing

Take Me Out – Series 4 © Thames TV

The cheeky show is all about first impressions. In each episode, four brave bachelor boys have to try and impress the “flirty thirty” in the hope to bag themselves a date on the “Isle of Fernando”. However, with the shows catchphrase being “no likey, no lighty” the boys could face a black out and a lone departure to the sound of Celine Dion’s “All By Myself”.

Keep your eye out for the Take Me Out Christmas Special which will, for the first time, see celebrity men coming down the love lift including presenter Matt Johnson (This Morning), actor Joe Swash (I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here) and funny man Keith Lemon (Celebrity Juice).

The Maidstone Studios is the UK’s largest independent HD TV studio facility and based in Maidstone, Kent. Its 11 acre site boasts 5 studios, a sound stage, post production facilities, storage and over 400 free parking spaces and has previously played host to Don’t Stop Believing, The Door and Got To Dance.

Don’t miss the new series of Take Me Out which starts on 6th October 2012 at 19:00 on ITV1.

Links:

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

For more information about Take Me Out visit: http://www.itv.com/takemeout/

For more information about The Maidstone Studios 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/


The Biggest Loser Final (2012)

Presenter Davina McCall standing in front of a "The Biggest Loser" sign

The Biggest Loser presenter Davina McCall © ITV

Production Company: Shine Limited

Kent Locations Used: The Maidstone Studios

The Biggest Loser is the incredibly successful programme where 14 overweight individuals compete to lose the most amount of weight through exercise and by changing their diet. Don’t miss the exciting final which is being filmed at The Maidstone Studios where the winner will be announced!

The 14 contestants have been living in a mansion for the past 16 weeks, taking on the challenge of a tough exercise regime lead by a professional trainer and careful diet plans to drop the pounds and transform their lives. They have also taken part in punishing challenges, such as racing up a mountain, pulling a bus for 200m and finding hidden items in sand-pits.

The dramatic final will see the previous contestants return for dramatic transformations and the last three contestants battle it out at the Final Weigh-In to see who is crowned the champion and will win the £25,000 prize.

The popular programme originated in America, and now is a hit TV programme in over 10 countries. The UK version on The Biggest Loser is in its fifth series and hosted by Davina McCall (Big Brother, Got to Dance and The Million Pound Drop).

The Maidstone Studios is the UK’s largest independent HD TV studio, where hits such as Take Me Out, Got to Dance and The Door have previously been recorded.

Tune in to the final of The Biggest Loser on Tuesday 13th March 2012 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: https://www.facebook.com/TheBiggestLoser/

For more information about The Maidstone Studios: 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/


Dont Stop Believing 2010

Don't Stop Believing logo

The all-singing, all-dancing will be broadcast live from the Maidstone TV Studios

Production Companies: Shine TV, Group M Entertainment

Kent Filming Locations:  The Maidstone Studios

This summer’s new talent show showcases choirs, musical performance groups and singing extravaganzas, hosted by Emma Bunton and a panel of celebrity judges.

The show also features the ‘Don’t Stop Believing’ Supergroup, made up of solo performers with raw talent who want to be a part of a musical performance group. This group performs every Sunday night on the live show and grows each week as five new members are added.  People can audition for the Supergroup by visiting the Don’t Stop Believing Pod as it travels to towns around the country.

The Maidstone Studios  is the UK’s largest independent HD TV studio facility with 5 studios, a sound stage, post production facilities, storage, viewing rooms and parking. The Maidstone Studios has been used by many popular entertainment shows including Take Me Out (2010-2016),  Later…With Jools Holland (2014-2016) and Was It Something I Said? (2013).

Don’t Stop Believing is shown on Five at 7pm on Sundays

Links:

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

For more information on the programme: http://www.channel5.com/show/dont-stop-believing 

For more information on The Maidstone Studios: 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/