Terry and Mason’s Great Food Trip (2015)

(L-R) Mason McQueen, Terry Wogan at a table with countryside in the background

(L-R) Mason McQueen, Terry Wogan © BBC/Curve Media Ltd

Production Company: Curve Media

Kent Locations Used: Canterbury – Cathedral, The Goods Shed and Kent County Cricket ground, Whitstable, Tunbridge Wells – Penshurst Place, The Pantiles, Rosemary Shrager’s Cookery School,  Chiddingstone

Television royalty, Sir Terry Wogan, and London Cabbie, Mason McQueen (A Cabbie Abroad), join forces to embark on the foodie’s ultimate adventure around the UK. Along the way, they check out the weird and wonderful British cuisine and look at how tastes have changed.

The 20 part series has taken its inspiration from the 1963 book, British Bouquet: An Epicurean Tour of Britain, by Samuel Chamberlain. Wogan and McQueen set off in Chamberlain’s footstep in search of the great British foods of today and exploring their social history. Sampling the foods mentioned in the book, they compare ‘then and now’ and piece together their evolution from all the knowledge preserved by the local people they meet.

Episode five focuses on Canterbury when the pair visit Canterbury Cathedral, The Goods Shed and Kent County Cricket ground. They also head to Whitstable, to sample local Oysters and Whelks and soak up the atmosphere of the working harbour and fishery before heading to The Sportsman, Seasalter’s local gastropub with a Michelin Star.

Episode nine sees the duo visit the historic town of Chiddingstone, where they sample the local Kentish ales at Larkins Brewery and The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells and Rosemary Shrager’s Cookery School before heading to Penshurst Place.

L-R - Mason McQueen, Rosemary Shrager, Terry Wogan at Rosemary's cooking school

L-R – Mason McQueen, Rosemary Shrager, Terry Wogan at Rosemary’s cooking school © BBC/Curve Media Ltd

Mason McQueen, Philip Sidney and Terry Wogan at the Great Hall in Penshurst Place

Mason McQueen, Philip Sidney and Terry Wogan at Penshurst Place © BBC/Curve Media Ltd

Canterbury is a vibrant City which boasts a Cathedral, busy shopping areas, parks and open spaces. Nearby is the seaside town of Whitstable which has a strong arts and culture scene and offers a harbour, shingle beach and busy high street.  The area has previously featured on productions such as Who Do You Think You Are? (2013), Songs of Praise (2011) and A Canterbury Tale (1944).

Chiddingstone is a one-street Tudor village and has previously been used as a film location by productions such as Walking Through History (2013), A Room With A View (1986) and Elizabeth R (1971).

Tunbridge Wells is a large town situated in West Kent with a busy town centre and a period shopping area, The Pantiles,  offering a fascinating variety of small specialist shops, antique shops, open-air cafés, restaurants and bars. Previous productions that have been filmed in Tunbridge Wells include The British Animal Honours (2013), Britain’s Best Bakery (2012), and How to Look Good Naked (2009).

Penshurst Place is a Medieval and Tudor style manor house set in gorgeous parkland with formal Elizabethan gardens. Penshurst Place is a popular film location, having previously welcomed productions such as Wolf Hall (2015), The Great Fire (2014) and The Other Boleyn Girl (2008).

Catch the Canterbury episode on Friday 4th September on BBC Two at 18:30 and the Tunbridge Wells episode on Thursday 10th September on BBC Two at 18:30.

Links:

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

For more information about the series: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b069cjc0

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

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The British Animal Honours (2013)

 

Paul O'Grady holding a medal and dog

Paul O’Grady © ITV

Production company: Whizz Kid Productions

Kent Locations: Tunbridge Wells, The Pantiles

The British Animal Honours 2013 is the first televised award ceremony celebrating the country’s most extraordinary animals and the people who dedicate their lives to them. Hosted by Paul O’Grady (The Paul O’Grady Show), animals are nominated for honours by members of the public and the winners are chosen by a panel of experts.

Twelve honours will be awarded across the two-hour prime time entertainment slot , including Brave Animal, Loyal Animal, Inspirational Animal, Animal Charity of the year and many more.

One of the show’s contributors is a local mum from Tunbridge Wells who, as well as having epilepsy, has recently become blind. Despite this, with the help of her guide dog, she can continue to live a fulfilled life. The British Animal Honours crew visited Tunbridge Wells and shopping area the The Pantiles to see how her dog helps her in every day life.

Tunbridge Wells is a large historic town situated in West Kent which has a busy town centre and a period shopping area, The Pantiles, which offers a fascinating variety of small specialist shops, antique shops, open-air cafés, restaurants and bars. Previous productions that have been filmed in Tunbridge Wells include Sarah Beeny’s Selling Houses (2013), Britain’s Best Bakery (2012), and How to Look Good Naked (2009).

Don’t miss The British Animal Honours 2013 which will be shown on ITV on Thursday 18th April 2013 at 20:00.

Links

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

For more information about the programme: http://www.itv.com/presscentre/ep1week16/british-animal-honours-2013

For more information on Tunbridge Wells: http://www.visittunbridgewells.com/

For more information on The Pantiles: http://thepantiles.com/

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


Celebrity Antiques Road Trip (2012)

The Pantiles shopping area

The Pantiles © Target Follow

Production company: STV Productions

Kent Locations used: The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells

Celebrity Antiques Road Trip is the series that sees two celebrities travelling around the UK in vintage cars, competing in the search for hidden treasures with the aid of antiques experts to make the most money at auction. In an EastEnders special, the celebrities come to Tunbridge Wells to see what bargains they can find!

Pam St Clement as her Eastenders character Pat Evans

Pam St Clement as her Eastenders character Pat Evans © BBC

 Rudolph Walker as his EastEnders character Patrick Trueman

Rudolph Walker as his EastEnders character Patrick Trueman © BBC

Narrated by Bargain Hunt’s Tim Wonnacot, EastEnders favourites Rudolph Walker (Patrick Trueman) and ex-EastEnder Pam St Clement (Pat Evans) visit The Pantiles in Tunbridge Wells to go head to head. Assisted by Charles Hanson and James Braxton, they must choose and purchase antiques on a budget of £400, then sell them at auction. The celebrity with the greatest profit wins and profits are donated to charity.

The Pantiles is a privately owned, period shopping centre in Tunbridge Wells, a popular town in West Kent. Surrounded by the High Weald, a designated ‘Area of Outstanding Beauty’, the town is famous for the Chalybeate Spring, making it the only Spa in Kent.  Previous productions that have filmed in Tunbridge Wells include Morrison’s adverts, How to Look Good Naked (2009) and In The Best Possible Taste With Grayson Perry (2012).

Don’t miss Celebrity Antiques Road Trip in Tunbridge Wells on BBC2 at 19:00 on 11 September 2012.

Links:

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

For more information about the programme visit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01mnrhk

For more information about The Pantiles visit: http://thepantiles.com/

For more information about Tunbridge Wells visit: http://www.visittunbridgewells.com/

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Morrisons Christmas Commercial (2009)

Richard Hammond in the Morrisons Commercial - dressed as Santa surrounded by crew

Richard Hammond in the Morrisons Commercial © Michael Houghton

Kent Filming Locations: The Pantiles and Calverley Grounds, Tunbridge Wells, Cobham Village Hall   

This Christmas, keep your eyes pealed for the 2009 Morrison’s Christmas advert hitting our screens.

The seasonal advert stars Richard Hammond (Top Gear) and fellow celebrity, Denise Van Outen, grabbing their trolleys and buying their festive foods in the large supermarket chain.

The elegant streets of The Pantiles were transformed by Santa Elves, Reindeers and a ton of fake snow bringing a touch of Christmas festivity to the town in October!

The Calverley Grounds were also made over with a blanket of fake snow, a fun fair and ice rink proving Tunbridge Wells to be the perfect location for creating this winter wonderland.

This is Morrisons’ second visit to the town as they also filmed the 2007 Christmas advert in Tunbridge Wells. Their decision to return to the beautiful town once again, bought delight to the locals who gathered in their hundreds for a glimpse of the action and the guest stars.

 

Cobham Village Hall covered in snow

Cobham Village Hall covered in snow © Kent Film Office

 

Richard Hammond filming at The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells - with a shopping trolley surrounded by people

Richard Hammond filming at The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells © Michael Houghton

 

 

Children walking in the snow in Cobham

Children in Cobham © Kent Film Office

 

Filming at Calverley Grounds, a snowy park and ice rink with people skating

Filming at Calverley Grounds © Kent Film Office

The crew also visited Cobham Village Hall to film scenes for the advert where they covered the hall with a coat of snow.

Links:

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

For behind the scenes images:  http://brochures.moviesite.biz/view/kent/Behind_the_scenes_of_Morrisons_Christmas_Commercial_2009.html

For more information about Tunbridge Wells: http://www.visittunbridgewells.com/

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Half A Sixpence (1967)

A shot from the movie of a car outside the Pantiles

Screenshot from Half a Sixpence at The Pantiles © Paramount Pictures

Director: George Sidney

Stars: Tommy Steele, Julia Foster, Cyril Ritchard

Production Company: Ameran Films

Kent Locations Used: The Pantiles in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Aylesford

Based on the novel, Kipps: The Story of a Simple Soul by H.G. Wells, Half a Sixpence is a musical based on the themes of wealth and class. The film follows a draper’s assistant, Arthur Kipps (Tommy Steele), who falls in love with a chambermaid named Ann (Julia Foster). When Kipps inherits a fortune, he is torn between two worlds.

Golden Globe winning director George Sidney (Bye Bye Birdie, Viva Las Vegas, Annie Get Your Gun) directs the film which stars Tommy Steele (The Flintstones, Finian’s Rainbow, Quincy’s Quest) , Julia Foster (Dad’s Army, Alfie, The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner) and Cyril Ritchard (The Hobbit, Peter Pan, Blackmail).

The Pantiles in Royal Tunbridge Wells is the set for Shalfords Emporium in the film, where Kipps apprenticed and the town of Aylesford was the setting of Kipps’ childhood home.

Situated in West Kent, Tunbridge Wells is a large town with a busy town centre and a period shopping area, The Pantiles,  offering a fascinating variety of small specialist shops, antique shops, open-air cafés, restaurants and bars. Previous productions that have been filmed in Tunbridge Wells include Terry and Mason’s Great Food Trip (2015), Britain’s Best Bakery (2012), and How to Look Good Naked (2009).

A shot of Aylesford Bridge from the film.

Screenshot from Half a Sixpence of Aylesford Bridge © Paramount Pictures

Aylesford is a picturesque village located on the banks of the River Medway complete with a Norman Church and Victorian houses, pubs and open spaces.

The film was released on 21 December 1967 and is available to purchase on DVD.

Links:

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

For more information about the film: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061742/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

For more information about Aylesford: http://www.aylesfordparishcouncil.org.uk/

For more information about The Pantiles: http://www.pantilestraders.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/