Derren Brown: Fear and Faith (2012)

 

Derren Brown "holding" light which is shining on his face

Derren Brown © Channel 4

Production Company: Objective Productions

Kent locations used: Discovery Park, Sandwich

Derren Brown’s series, “The Specials”, continues with another two-part episode, Fear and Faith, which is an extraordinary experiment that looks at the placebo effect. Participants who have crippling fears are given a new evolutionary drug that “eradicates fear”, but, what they don’t know, is the drug is completely fake. Will they be able to overcome their fears just by the belief in the drug?

Derren’s participants suffer from fears that are affecting their every days lives – Nick suffers from social anxiety meaning he is scared of strangers and confrontation, Daniel has a fear of heights while Dan also has a fear of heights as well as bridges and actress Katie is petrified of singing in public.

The programme charts each of their journeys as they start to take the “drug” with Derren hoping it will prove the placebo effect does indeed work.

Discovery Park in Sandwich is the former Pfizer site and consists of a large office complex with science labs, warehouses and plants. The Fear and Faith crew used Discovery Park as the head quarters for the fake pharmaceutical company.

Derren Brown: Fear and Faith was on Channel 4 on Friday 9th November 2012 at 21:00 and can be seen on 4oD.

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/derren-brown-the-specials

For more information about Discovery Park: http://www.discovery-park.co.uk/ 

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Girlfri3nds (2012)

Girlfri3nds Laura, Sarah, presenter Emma Willis and Amy

Girlfri3nds L-R Laura, Sarah, presenter Emma Willis and Amy © Studio Lambert

Production Company: Keshet Broadcasting, Studio Lambert

Kent locations used: Margate

Presented by Emma Willis (Big Brother’s Bit On The Side), ITV2’s new hit series Girlfri3nds is a reality dating show that sees three single women move into a mansion together and meet 100 single men. Each girl is only allowed to choose six of the eligible bachelors to get to know better. Who will they choose and will they find the loves of their lives?

The single ladies are feisty blonde Sarah, ambitious Laura and hopeless romantic Amy. The show promises to be an emotional rollercoaster with tears, arguments, rivalry, ups, downs, and the will-they-won’t-they possibility of a happy ending.

One of the men to survive the initial elimination process gets the opportunity to take his dates on a tour of his hometown, Margate.  Local boy  Danny was selected by both Sarah and Amy and was chosen by Sarah to go on a second date being in her final four!

Margate is a charming seaside town which has been a popular location for filming in the past due to its beach, harbour, disused theme park and period housing – productions that have previously filmed in Margate include BBC One’s improvised drama True Love (2012), The Apprentice (2009) and feature film Last Orders (2002).

Don’t miss the Margate date episodes of Girlfri3nds, which will air on ITV2 on 10 October 2012 at 21:00 and 17 October 2012 at 21:00.

Links:

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

For more information about Girlfri3nds visit: http://www.studiolambert.com/girlfriends.html

For more information about Margate visit: http://www.visitthanet.co.uk/come-explore/Come-and-Explore-Margate.aspx

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Top Dog Model (2012)

 

The Top Dog Model judges © 12 Yard Productions

The Top Dog Model judges from L-R Ashleigh and Pudsey, Addison Witt, Stacey Solomon, Lilah Parsons © 12 Yard Productions

Production company: 12 Yard

Kent locations used: Viking Bay, Broadstairs

Forget Britain’s Next Top Model, because the hunt to find Britain’s next “Top Dog Model” is on! Judges include former X Factor contestant and I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Here “Queen of the Jungle” Stacey Solomon, outspoken Hollywood animal agent Addison Witt, and fashion model Lilah Parsons who are looking to find the next big furry face in canine modelling.

Some of the nation’s most striking dogs of all breeds, shapes and sizes, will attend the auditions to strut their stuff in front of the judges. The selected dogs will then go on to compete against each other in various photo shoots to be crowned Top Dog Model.

Joining them as guest judge during “Paw Camp” (and showing them how it’s really done) will be Britain’s Got Talent winners Ashleigh and Pudsey. The commentary is provided by Little Brittan funny man David Walliams, so there’ll be plenty of laughs!

The crew came for a doggie photo shoot to the iconic Viking Bay in Broadstairs, which has a long, sandy beach complimented by a cliff top promenade, harbour pier and beach huts.

Previous productions that have filmed in Viking Bay include Bang Goes The Theory (2012) with Broadstairs being used by Britain’s First Photo Album (2012) and True Love (2012).

Look out for the Viking Bay episode of Top Dog Model on ITV2 on 10 October 2012 at 20:00.

Links:

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

For more information about Top Dog Model visit: https://itvstudios.com/programmes/top-dog-model–2

For more information about Viking Bay visit: http://www.visitthanet.co.uk/attractions/viking-bay/8623?micrositeid=210 

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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/

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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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Hunderby (2012)

Hunderby at Botany Beach

Hunderby © Sky Atlantic HD

Executive produced by: Henry Normal, Armando Iannucci and Lindsay Hughes

Produced by: John Rushton

Starring: Julia Davis, Alex MacQueen, Alexandra Roach, Rosie Cavaliero, Rufus Jones, Alexander Armstrong, Rebekah Staton, Kevin Eldon, Jane Stanness and Ben Bishop  

Production company: Baby Cow Productions

Kent Locations Used: Botany Bay, Thanet

This new seven-part dark comedy series is written by and starring Julia Davis, best known for her creation of award winning BBC series, Nighty Night. Set in the 19th century, it follows the story of a shipwreck survivor, Helene, who is washed ashore near a small English village where she meets and marries a widowed pastor. However her new husband’s housekeeper is trying to drive a wedge between them and it appears that Helene is hiding some dark secrets. Expect comedy, chaos and twists and turns!

Hunderby dives into a world of repression and morals, depicting tales of love affairs and relationship rifts and is a must see for comedy fans! According to Lucy Lumsden, the Head of Comedy for Sky, Davis’ “sick and twisted sense of humour has found its natural home,” promising great things for the upcoming series.  

Helene being rescued from the shipwreck

Helene being rescued from the shipwreck © Sky Atlantic HD

Expect many famous faces including Julia Davis herself who plays Dorothy the housekeeper, Alex MacQueen (The Inbetweeners), Alexandra Roach (The Iron Lady), Rosie Cavaliero (Spy), Rufus Jones (Holy Flying Circus), Alexander Armstrong (The Armstrong & Miller Show), Rebekah Staton (Spy), Kevin Eldon (This Is Jinsy), Jane Stanness (Nighty Night), and Ben Bishop (Whitechapel).

Earlier this year, the cast and crew of Hunderby came to Botany Bay in Thanet to make the most of the quiet stretches of sandy beach and picturesque white cliffs which served as a beautiful backdrop for the shipwreck scenes in the period drama. Botany Bay has proved a popular filming location, having also been used for upcoming Bollywood film Thaandavam (2012), Washed Up (2008) and The Fixer (2008), to name a few.

Don’t miss Hunderby which premiers on Monday 27th August 2012 at 22:00 on Sky Atlantic. 

 

Links:

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

For more information about the programme: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2375858/

For more information about Botany Bay: http://www.visitthanet.co.uk/thedms.aspx?dms=13&venue=3202925

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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/

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Got To Dance (2012)

Belle © Sky

Belle © Sky

Production Companies: Princess Productions, Shine Limited

Kent locations used: Herne Bay – seafront, Kings Hall, Central Parade

Got to Dance, the Sky1 dance talent show comes to Herne Bay to visit semi-finalist Belle in her home town. Don’t miss the exciting semi-final to see if Belle wins enough public votes to secure her place in the final, giving her a chance to win the coveted £250,000 prize.

Belle, aged 13, is the first solo female dancer to reach the semi-finals in the history of Got to Dance. Belle was taught to dance by her father, and is a versatile performer, but street dance is her favourite style. The Got to Dance crew visits Herne Bay to see what Belle’s life is like and discover the inspirations behind her moves.

Got to Dance is now in its third series, and is hosted by Davina McCall (presenter of popular shows such as Big Brother, The Million Pound Drop, The Biggest Loser). Judging the dancers is Diversity front man Ashley Banjo, alongside former Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt, and actor and West End performer Adam Garcia.

Herne Bay is in South East Kent and has a popular shingle beach, beautiful coastline and seafront gardens. The town also has many shops and eateries, amusement arcades, a windmill and some interesting architecture including the Victorian bandstand. The area has previously featured in Peter Andre’s 60 Minute Makeover (2013), Flog It! (2011) and Only Fools and Horses: The Jolly Boys’ Outing (1989).

Get behind Belle and tune into Got to Dance on Sunday 26th February 2012 on Sky1 at 18:00.

Links:

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

For more information about the programme: http://sky1.sky.com/sky1hd-shows/got-to-dance-home

For more information about HerneBay: http://www.canterbury.co.uk/canterbury-district/herne-bay.aspx

Watch Belle in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_89_Bco3gt0

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Top Gear – The Sweeney (2012)

Top Gear presenters Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson and James May

Top Gear presenters Richard Hammond,

Jeremy Clarkson and James May © BBC

Production Company:  BBC

Kent locations used: Isle of Sheppey

Popular car TV series Top Gear came to Kent to take over shooting the stunt scenes of the upcoming movie remake of the popular 70’s show – The Sweeney.

Presenters Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond take control of the climax of the movie – the chase scene, with some hilarious results.  Richard upsets the stars Ray Winstone and Plan B, while Jeremy wants to keep the action realistic.  The director is not too pleased and turns into the angriest man in the world. Make sure you watch to the end if you want to have a sneak preview of how the final edit looks.

The team came to film on the Isle of Sheppey, because Kent County Council can legally close public highways for filming. The Sweeney is due for release at the end of 2012.

The episode aired on BBC2 on Sunday 12th February 2012 at 20:00 and is a must see! 

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/b006mj59

For more information about the Isle of Sheppey: http://www.visitkent.co.uk/explore/swale-faversham-sittingbourne-isle-of-sheppey.asp

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Ashley Banjo’s Secret Street Crew (2012)

 

Ashley Banjo

Ashley Banjo © Sky

Production Company: Princess Productions

Kent locations used: Gravesend, Battle Of Britain pub, Shears Green County Junior School

Choreographer and Diversity front man Ashley Banjo, faces one of his toughest challenges yet – to teach a group of Gravesend dinner ladies to dance! In the third episode of the series, the unlikely dancers struggle to pick up the moves due to limited free time, but will Ashley be able to teach the ladies the routine in time?

The new series of Secret Street Crew Ashley tries to teach some unlikely candidates to dance, including dinner ladies and darts players!  The groups will learn a routine in secret, and then put on a surprise performance for their unsuspecting families, friends and colleagues. Who will be up to the challenge?

Ashley Banjo is the leader of London based street dance troupe Diversity, who won the third series of Britain’s Got Talent in 2009. The dance crew sensationally beat odds on favourite to win Susan Boyle and have since completed sell-out tours and performed at the Royal Variety Show.

Ashley is also a judge on Sky1’s popular show “Got To Dance”, alongside former Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt, and actor and West End performer Adam Garcia. The dance talent show, now in its third series is hosted by Davina McCall, and has previously been filmed at the Maidstone TV Studios.

Gravesend is a town in North West Kent and is on the south bank of the River Thames. It is a historic town with nearby attractions including Cobham Hall, the Higham home of Charles Dickens, and the grave of Pocahontas. The area Gravesham has also welcomed filming from Age Of Heroes and The Canterbury Tales.

Tune in to Ashley Banjo’s Secret Street Crew on Sunday 12th February at 19:30 on Sky1.

Links:

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

For more information about Ashley Banjo’s Secret Street Crew: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashley_Banjo%27s_Secret_Street_Crew

For more information about Gravesend: http://www.gogravesham.co.uk/

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