Hunted Series 2 (2016)

Hunted HQ team standing at a map of the UK

Hunted HQ © Channel 4

 

Production Company: Shine TV

Kent locations used: Tunbridge Wells, Sittingbourne, Isle of Sheppey

Channel 4’s Hunted returns for a second series where 10 ordinary people take the challenge to remain hidden for 28 days with the chance of winning a share of £100,000. With a team of professional hunters trying to trace their every move and members of the public looking to trade information for cash, will they be able to stay hidden?

The final episode was partly filmed in Kent where the remaining two fugitives hid out in Tunbridge Wells and Sittingbourne the night before the final day. The fugitives must race to the finish line which is a boat moored on the Isle of Sheppey – will they make it in time or will the Hunters catch them?

Tunbridge Wells is an historic spa town with a picturesque High Street that has many independent shops and restaurants. Projects which have previously filmed in the area include Terry and Mason’s Great Food Trip (2015), Celebrity Antiques Road Trip (2012) and Four Weddings (2010).

Sittingbourne and the Isle of Sheppey is in the Swale district of Kent and offers town areas, flat open landscapes and beautiful beach areas. Southcliffe (2103), Great Expectations (2012) and The Sweeney (2012) have previously been filmed in Swale.

The final episode of Hunted series two was shown on Channel 4 on Thursday 27th October 2016 at 21:00 and is available still here: http://www.channel4.com/programmes/hunted

Links:

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

For more information on programme visit: http://www.channel4.com/programmes/hunted

For more information on Sittingbourne and Isle of Sheppey: http://www.visit-swale.co.uk/

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Children in Need – The Rickshaw Challenge (2015)

Pudsey the bear in the studio with Team Rickshaw

The One Show’s Rickshaw challenge 2015 – Team Rickshaw. (l-r) Alex Jones, Lucy, George G, Pudsey, Erin, Amira, Matt Baker, George D, Elliot © BBC

Kent Locations: Tunbridge Wells, Maidstone, Chatham, The Historic Dockyard Chatham, Rochester, Gravesend, Dartford

Returning in 2015 for its fifth year is The One Show Rickshaw Challenge, in aid of BBC Children in Need. With help from The One Show presenters Matt Baker and Alex Jones, six young riders embark upon an epic 470-mile journey pedalling a rickshaw.

Across eight days the team will cycle from Land’s End to the East End, beginning their pursuit on Friday 6th November 2015. The end of Day Six will see the team touch down in Brighton, before beginning the sixty miles plus journey to The Historic Dockyard Chatham the following day. The expedition will take the team through a number of towns in Kent, including parts of Tunbridge Wells, Maidstone, Chatham, Rochester, Gravesend and Dartford . The team’s full journey can be found and followed here: http://pudsey.viewranger.com/

The cumulative total of money raised so far by The Rickshaw Challenge is over £7.9 million, all of which goes towards supporting disadvantaged young people in the UK.

Tunbridge Wells is a town in West Kent, home to a host of historic buildings, specialist shops, churches and a busy town centre. Productions which have previously filmed in the area include Britain’s Best Bakery (2012), Terry and Mason’s Great Food Trip (2015) and Hunted (2012).

Maidstone is the county town of Kent, home to a number of parks and shopping facilities, as well as The Maidstone Studios which is the UK’s largest independent High Definition TV studio facility. Productions which have filmed in the area include Take Me Out (2015), Later… with Jools Holland (2015) and Couples Come Dine With Me (2014).

Rochester offers beautiful cobbled streets, parks and the Cathedral and castle while Chatham is home to The Historic Dockyard Chatham, Day Seven’s final destination before Team Rickshaw makes their way up to Elstree to finally complete the challenge.  The Historic Dockyard Chatham is a popular filming location on account of its Georgian and Victorian architecture and authentic cobbled streets (which the rickshaw riders might be hoping to avoid!). The Medway area has previously been seen on screen in Jekyll and Hyde (2015), The Mystery of Edwin Drood (2012) and Sherlock Holmes (2009).

The town of Gravesend is situated in North West Kent, with exceptional transport links up to London. Gravesend has previously hosted productions including Babylon (2014), The Interceptor (2015) and Great British Railway Journeys (2014).

Dartford is situated close to Bromley and Bexley and boasts great travel links in and out of Kent. Full of quaint architecture and great guesthouses and hotels, Dartford has hosted other productions in the past such as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (2010), Jo Brand’s Big Splash (2011) and The Inbetweeners (2010).

Tune into The One Show on BBC One at 19:00, BBC One to follow Team Rickshaw’s progress from Friday 6th November until Friday 13th November, when the Children in Need Appeal Show will be airing.

Links:

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

For more information about Children In Need visit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/corporate2/childreninneed

For more information about The Rickshaw Challenge visit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/vgrPhwRvgf4Gb4XkM0NXXB/the-rickshaw-challenge-2016

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

For more information on The Historic Dockyard: http://www.thedockyard.co.uk/

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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/

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Sarah Beeny’s Selling Houses (2013)

Sarah Beeny standing in front of houses

Sarah Beeny Selling Houses © John Carey Channel 4 Television

Production Company: Reef

Kent locations used: Maidstone, Tunbridge Wells

Property developer, Sarah Beeny returns to Channel 4 with Sarah Beeny’s Selling Houses which gives competing home owners looking to sell their properties the chance to check out their rivals by giving them the unique chance to look around each other’s homes. After one week and with £1,000 to make improvements, Sarah brings in the buyers to hear the final verdict.

The Sarah Beeny’s Selling Houses team visited families selling their houses in Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells back in October 2012 where they met Paul and Kerry, in their colourful family home, Phillip in his modern minimalist detached and Paul and Adie in their country detached house. Will Sarah convince the homeowners to make changes to their houses to make them more appealing to prospective homebuyers? 

Maidstone is the county town of Kent and has plenty to offer, including thriving shopping areas, parks, nearby attractions include Leeds Castle and the Hop Farm. It is also home to the Maidstone Studios the UK’s largest independent High Definition TV studio facility which has hosted filming for TV productions such as Take Me Out (2012), The Biggest Loser  (2012) and Got To Dance (2010).

Tunbridge Wells is a large historic town situated in West Kent which has a busy town centre and period shopping, gardens, castles, historic houses, ancient churches and delightful Kent countryside. Previous productions that have filmed in the area include Britain’s Best Bakery (2012), How to Look Good Naked (2009) while BBC drama Hunted (2012) filmed at Scotney Castle in Tunbridge Wells.

Don’t miss the Kent episode of Sarah Beeny’s Selling Houses which will be shown on Saturday 6th April 2013 at 19:00 on Channel 4.

Links

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

For more information on Maidstone: http://www.visitmaidstone.com/

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

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Teenage Superhumans (2012)

 

Will Bayley playing table tennis

Will Bayley © Channel 4

Production Company: Booemrang, Channel 4

Kent Locations Used: Tunbridge Wells

After Summer 2012 saw a successful Olympic Games, followed by an extraordinary Paralympics, Channel 4’s Teenage Superhumans looks at the stories of Team GB’s most successful young stars, including double gold medal winning wheelchair sprinter Hannah Cockroft, amputee sprinter and 100m gold medal winner Jonnie Peacock and table tennis silver and bronze medal winner Will Bayley from Tunbridge Wells.

Paralympian Rachel Latham presents the show and talks to these inspiring youngsters to explore the sacrifices they have made in the pursuit of success, how they coped with being thrust into the media spotlight and what motivated them to push to the top in the high-pressure world of elite sport.

Will Bayley was born with the rare condition Arthrogryposis which affected all four of his limbs and at 7 years old, he was tragically diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. During his recovery, he began playing table tennis and now, at 24 years old, he has won Paralympic silver and bronze Medals.

The team visited Will’s hometown of Tunbridge Wells to visit the place he grew up in. Other TV programs filmed previously in Tunbridge Wells include ITV’s Britain’s Best Bakery (2012), In The Best Possible Taste With Grayson Perry (2012), and How to Look Good Naked (2009).

Teenage Superhuman’s will be shown on Channel 4 on Saturday 15th December, at 7:00.

Links

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

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

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Britain’s Best Bakery (2012)

Britain's Best Bakery judges L-R Mitch Turner and Peter Sidwell holding bread

Britain’s Best Bakery judges L-R Mitch Turner and Peter Sidwell © ITV

Production Company: Shine Limited

 Kent locations used: Tunbridge Wells, Salomons  

From the producers of Masterchef, Britain’s Best Bakery is a new ITV daytime television show searching for the best bakery in the UK. The competition visited Tunbridge Wells and staged the Southern final at Salomons , a beautiful listed Victorian mansion and gardens.

Britain’s Best Bakery sees expert judges Mitch Turner (TV chef, author and owner of Little Venice Cake Company) and Peter Sidwell (TV chef, cookery writer and restaurateur) travelling around the UK to judge bakeries with products from a variety of cultures. After selecting their favourite bakeries from each region, the remaining contestants will then compete in ‘baking challenges’ with their products being judged by an expert panel.

Watch out for the Southern final which was filmed at Salomons and the surrounding Tunbridge Wells countryside. Salomons is a listed Victorian mansion set in 36 acres of delightful gardens, woodland, rolling parkland and lakes with a distinctive water tower. The property also has a Victorian Theatre with Weste organ and is a popular wedding and conference venue.

Tunbridge Wells is a large historic town situated in West Kent which has been attracting visitors for the past 400 years due to its Georgian England charm and elegant surroundings. The area boasts a busy town centre, gardens, castles, historic houses, ancient churches and delightful Kent countryside.

Tunbridge Wells has been used for various productions such as How to Look Good Naked (2009) Missing (2010)  and In The Best Possible Taste With Grayson Perry (2012).

Britain’s Best Bakery starts on Monday 26 November at 16:00 on ITV1 and the Kent episode will be shown on Thursday 29 November 16:00 on ITV1.

Links:

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

For more information about the programme: https://www.itv.com/itvplayer/britain-s-best-bakery/series-1/episode-19

For more information on Tunbridge Wells: http://www.visitkent.co.uk/explore/royal-tunbridge-wells.asp?p1=cba

For more information on Salomons: http://www.salomonscentre.org.uk/index.php

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Hunted (2012)

Hunted - Melissa George as Sam Hunter, holding a gun

Hunted – Melissa George as Sam Hunter © BBC/Kudos

Director: SJ Clarkson (Dexter, Ugly Betty & Heroes)

Writer: Frank Spotnitz (The X Files)

Production Company: Kudos, Big Light Productions

Kent locations used: Scotney Castle, Tunbridge Wells

Sam Hunter is a spy who works for an elite private intelligence firm and during her latest mission escapes an attempted assassination. Realising someone has set her up and not knowing who to trust, Sam tries to find out who wants her dead.

This original, eight-part BBC spy drama is from the makers of Spooks and features Melissa George (Grey’s Anatomy) as Sam Hunter. She is supported by a cast of familiar faces including Adam Raynor (Mistresses) who plays Sam’s colleague and romantic interest, Stephen Dillane (Game Of Thrones), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Lost), Lex Shrapnel (Captain America: The First Avenger), and Morven Christie (Twenty Twelve).

Sam Hunter (Melissa George) with a gun

Hunted © BBC/Kudos

In March this year, the Hunted crew came to Scotney Castle film various stunt and fight scenes in both the country house and oasts. Scotney Castle is a National Trust property which boasts a spectacular Victorian country mansion surrounded by beautiful gardens and woodland, as well as a fairytale inspired castle ruin complete with a moat set in the beautiful Tunbridge Wells countryside.

Many other well-known productions have also chosen Tunbridge Wells to serve as a backdrop including Celebrity Antiques Road Trip (2012), How to Look Good Naked (2009) and Four Weddings (2010).

Don’t miss the first episode of Hunted on 4th October 2012 at 21:00 on BBC One. 

Links:

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

For more information about Hunted visit:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00vndpl

For more information about Scotney Castle visit:  http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/scotney-castle/

For more information about Tunbridge Wells visit: http://www.visitkent.co.uk/explore/royal-tunbridge-wells.asp?p1=cba

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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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In The Best Possible Taste With Grayson Perry (2012)

Grayson Perry

Grayson Perry © Channel 4

Production Company: Seneca Productions

Locations used: Tunbridge Wells, Kings Hill

Artist Grayson Perry comes to Tunbridge Wells to explore the tastes of the British Middle Classes for the second episode of ‘The Best Possible Taste’, using his discoveries of the area as inspiration for a work of art.

During the series, Grayson Perry surrounds himself with people across the social spectrum as he tries to get to grips with society’s differing takes on taste. In this episode he seeks to explore the taste obsessions of the modern middle class person, including vintage furniture, original art and organic food.

He starts this mission in Kings Hill before visiting Tunbridge Wells, a town known for its middle class residents.

Using his experiences as inspiration, Perry creates a set of six tapestries from his findings, two for each of the classes. He hopes that it will tell a story of British class mobility in the 21st Century.  In conclusion to each episode, contributors are invited to view his creations.

Tunbridge Wells is a town in West Kent, home to a host of historic buildings, specialist shops, churches and a busy town centre. Productions which have previously filmed in the area include Britain’s Best Bakery (2012), Terry and Mason’s Great Food Trip (2015) and Hunted (2012).

Kings Hill is a housing and business development built on an airfield site which was used for The Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour (1967) and more recently, the area has featured in Couples Come Dine With Me (2014) and Channel 4’s Cape Wrath (2008).

In The Best Possible Taste With Grayson Perry airs on Tuesday 12th June 2012 on Channel 4 at 22.00.

Links

For more information about this programme visit: http://www.channel4.com/info/press/programme-information/all-in-the-best-possible-taste-with-grayson-perry

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

For more information about Kings Hill: http://www.kings-hill.com/

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

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