This Morning “Supernatural Week” (2012)

This Morning presenters Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield

This Morning presenters Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield © ITV

Production Company: ITV Studios

Kent locations used: Pluckley – Elvey Farm, Black Horse Pub, St Nicholas Church, Pluckley Farm Shop, The Dering Arms, Dering Woods, Giles Farm

Popular daytime show This Morning comes to Pluckley to discover why it has the reputation of being Britain’s Most Haunted Village!

Presenter Jeff Brazier will visit various sites in Pluckley that are renowned for being haunted. He will have dinner in the haunted Dering Woods, sleep in a haunted room and spend the evening in a haunted pub.

Jeff will also be talking to locals about their thoughts on the village, and any spooky experiences they’ve had.

Watch out for the five three-minute segments that were filmed in Pluckley, and will be screened throughout Supernatural Week.

This Morning, presented by Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby, won the Most Popular Factual Programme award at the National Television Awards on 25th January 2012.

The long running magazine show features news, health, food, showbiz, fashion, beauty, home and garden, and real life stories.

Pluckley is a very popular place to film, having previously welcomed The Darling Buds of May, Top Gear, and Most Haunted.

Tune in to This Morning’s “Supernatural Week” from Monday 6th February – Friday 10th February 2012 at 10:30am on ITV1.

Links:

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

For more information about This Morning: http://www.itv.com/thismorning/

For more information about Pluckley: http://www.pluckley.net/

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Comedy Showcase: Chickens (2011)

Joe Thomas (George), Simon Bird (Cecil) and Johnny (Bert)

Joe Thomas (George), Simon Bird (Cecil) and Johnny (Bert) © Channel 4

A quirky British comedy like no other, Chickens follows the antics of three young men who are left at home while other British men are fighting the Great War.

Production Company: Big Talk Productions

Kent Filming Locations: Chilham 

Written by and starring Simon Bird, Joe Thomas (The Inbetweeners) & Jonny Sweet, Chickens tells the story of three young men who are at home in a sleepy English village while other British men are on foreign soil fighting the Great War.

Meet George, Cecil and Bert.  George is a conscientious objector. The army won’t have Cecil because of his flat feet.  Bert is a philandering scardicat, who’s on the run from the draft and insists on hanging around with them.

As far as the other villagers are concerned, they’re all the same : Chickens.

As the only twenty-something males in a world of women, children and the infirm, they have only each other for company.  Unsurprisingly they’re treated with contempt by the women in the village, but with every other man away they’re working hard to win over the ladies on the home front.

Behind the scenes of Chickens filming in Chilham

Behind the scenes of Chickens filming in Chilham © Kent Film Office

Behind the scenes of Chickens filming in Chilham

Behind the scenes of Chickens filming in Chilham © Kent Film Office

Chickens is a sitcom about three young guys in a women’s world, not being useful, not being proper men, not contributing to their country – but trying to make the best of it, trying to be helpful, trying to enjoy themselves…and above all, trying not to be rubbish.

Some of the filming took place in Chilham which is a village in the Ashford borough of Kent and has a stunning fifteenth century square of black and white timbered buildings. Chilham has been the backdrop for many filming projects including Top Gear (2011), Emma (2009) and Miss Marple – The Moving Finger (2005).

Chickens was shown on Friday 2nd September 2011 on Channel 4 at 10.30pm.

Links

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

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

For more information about the programme: http://www.channel4.com/programmes/comedy-showcase/episode-guide

For more information about Chilham visit: http://www.enjoychilham.org.uk/

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Top Gear – Jaguar Special (2011)

L-R Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson, James May

L-R Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson, James May © BBC

Production Company: BBC

Kent locations: Chilham 

To celebrate the 50th birthday of the Jaguar E-type, Jeremy Clarkson and his ‘team’ of E-types recently visited the village of Chilham in Kent. In true Clackson style, the celebrations are anything but low key, involving live music, classic fighter planes and a group of Royal Marines.

The Top Gear team made the most of Kent Film Office’s legal powers to close roads for filming and closed Chilham square to film the episode.

Behind the scenes image of Top Gear filming in Chilham

Behind the scenes image of Top Gear filming in Chilham © Phil Lightman

Jaguars lined up in Chilham

Jaguars lined up in Chilham © Phil Lightman

Also in the programme, Richard Hammond is in South Africa for a test drive and James May meets up with gold medal winning British Olympian Amy Williams.

Chilham is a beautiful village with a remarkable fifteenth century square of black and white timbered buildings, church, school and many shops and eateries. Chilham has been used for a variety of filming projects including BBC’s Emma (2009), Channel 4 comedy Chickens (2011) and Miss Marple – The Moving Finger (2005).

The show was aired on Sunday 26th of June 2011 on BBC2 at 20.00hrs and the series is now available to buy on DVD.

Links:

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

For more information about BBC Top Gear visit the Official Website 

For more behind the scenes images

For more information about Chilham visit: http://www.enjoychilham.org.uk/

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Four Weddings 2010

Four Weddings contestants © Virgin Media/Living TV

Four Weddings contestants © Virgin Media/Living TV

Four Brides battle it out for a dream Honeymoon

Production Company: ITV Studios

Kent Filming Locations: The Royal Wells Hotel, Tunbridge Wells

The series which sees four brides battling it out for their dream honeymoon returns to our screens this month. One of the most talked about shows last year, Four Weddings sees more brides judging each others big day. Emotions are always guaranteed to run high as the women and men give scores on each others choice of venue, food, presentation and of course the dress!

The last series saw traditional weddings pitted against medieval banquets, Cinderella style carriages, enormous meringue dresses and drag queen extravaganzas. In this new series, we see one of the contestants selecting the beautiful The Royal Wells Hotel in Tunbridge Wells as their wedding venue.

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).

To see sparks fly and to find out whether our Kentish Bride wins the coveted Honeymoon watch the new series of Four Weddings on Living TV from the 29th March at 9pm.

Links

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

For more information about the series visit http://www.livingtv.co.uk/shows/four-weddings/

For more information about The Royal Wells Hotel visit http://www.royalwells.co.uk/

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

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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/

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Albert’s Memorial (2010)

David Jason and David Werner in Albert’s Memorial © ITV

David Jason and David Werner in Albert’s Memorial © ITV

Director: David Richards

Starring: David Jason, David Warner, Judith Hoersch, Micheal Jayston

Production Company:  ITV
Kent Filming Locations: Port of Dover

Three old comrades reunite as Albert (Michael Jayston) is taken into hospital and calls on his two old friends to visit him before it’s too late. After his passing, Harry (David Jason) and Frank (David Warner) set out to fulfill their old friend Albert’s (Michael Jayston)  dying wish; to be buried in Heidelberg where he fought as a solider and last felt alive. 

Harry and Frank kidnap Albert’s body from the undertakers  and set off on their journey across Europe. After picking up a German hitchhiker, Vicki (Judith Hoersch), the two men begin to come to terms with an old trauma that has driven a wedge between them since the war. 

The series is directed by David Richards (Messiah 2: Vengeance Is Mine, Reckless; The Movie) and stars David Jason (Only Fools and Horses, A Touch of Frost), David Warner (Planet of the Apes, Titanic), Judith Hoersch (Mein Leben & Ich) and Micheal Jayston (Nicholas and Alexandra, Emmerdale).

Filming in Kent took place at the Port of Dover. It was the location where the two men smuggled Albert’s body into a van and then boarded a ferry on their way to Germany.

Dover is home to the infamous White Cliffs of Dover, Dover Castle and the Port of Dover, Europe’s busiest passenger port. Productions which have previously filmed in the Dover  area include Marcella (2016), Great British Railway Journeys – Series 7 (2016) and On A Clear Day (2005).

Albert’s Memorial was first aired on  ITV  in September 2010 and is now available to buy on DVD. 

Links

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

For more information about Albert’s Memorial: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1321331/

For more information about Dover: http://www.whitecliffscountry.org.uk/Home.aspx

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The Inbetweeners (2010)

L-R Simon (Joe Thomas), Will (Simon Bird) Neil (Blake Harrison) Jay (James Buckley) © Channel 4

L-R Simon (Joe Thomas), Will (Simon Bird) Neil (Blake Harrison) Jay (James Buckley) © Channel 4

Production Companies: Bwark Productions, Young Films
Kent Filming Locations  Central Park, Dartford

Returning for its third series, this hit comedy finds out what’s on the mind of the average sixth-form boy and discovers it’s less about college and jobs and more about getting to know girls.

Marooned in suburbia, The Inbetweeners follows four friends as they navigate the minefield of the Comprehensive Education with their hormones at full blast. There’s vomit, offensive language, and a trip to Thorpe Park.

None of the heroes are exceptional, all are distinctly average. And trying to convince the world they are sophisticated, sexy human beings usually ends in wretched disaster.

The new series includes scenes that were partly filmed in Central Park, Dartford.

Dartford is situated close to London with great travel links. The town is full of quaint architecture and great guesthouses and hotels and has been used for filming by productions including Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (2010), Jo Brand’s Big Splash (2011) and Wasp (2003).

The Inbetweeners will be shown on E4 Monday 13th September 2010 at 10pm.

Links

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

For more information about the series visit: http://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-inbetweeners

For more information about Dartford: https://www.visitkent.co.uk/see-and-do/destinations/gravesend

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Party Wars 2010

The Party Wars contenders © Living TV/Virgin Media

The Party Wars contenders © Living TV/Virgin Media

A new reality TV show that sees contestants hosting and rating parties for the chance to win a holiday of a lifetime.

Production Comapny: ITV
Kent Filming Locations:    Maidstone

This eight-part series follows on from the hit show Four Weddings and gives viewers a front row seat as, each episode, four contestants attend and judge each other’s party for the chance to win a holiday of a lifetime with three of their friends.

Each party is scrutinised and judged across three categories: Host with the Most, Rate My Mates and Night to Remember.  Five of the episodes will also see a celebrity replacing one of the regular contestants.

The party themes included vary dramatically from a boozy Magaluf themed house party to a 1940s Burlesque Marilyn Monroe event.

Culture, class and personality will all clash in what is set to be a series packed with highs and lows, back stabbing and jaw dropping moments.

Filming in Kent took place in Maidstone.

Maidstone is the county town of Kent and home to many parks, shopping areas and sports facilities as well as The Maidstone Studios. The Maidstone area has previously been used for filming by Rustom (2016), Henry VIII (2003) and Don’t Tell the Bride (2013).

Party Wars will be shown on Living TV, Monday 18th October 2010 at 10pm

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

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

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Freak Like Me 2010

Russell Kane © BBC

Russell Kane © BBC

Production Company: Endemol UK

Kent Filming Locations: Eynsford

A new reality show, which takes a peek at the weird and wonderful habits of the British public.

In this new series, stand-up comedian Russell Kane goes on a mission to unveil the personal habits and obsessions of members of the public and show that he’s not alone in his freakish obsessions and daily rituals.
Whether it’s making lists of lists, loving the taste of stale food, chewing toenails or a girl who can’t stop sucking a dummy…… Russell wants the great British public to stop hiding their habits and be loud and proud about being freaky!

In each episode, ordinary people reveal their secrets and each show includes surprising statistics from the Freak Like Me poll, showing that some strange habits are more normal than you may have thought.
In the Freak Like Me booth, the British reveal all the hidden habits in their everyday lives and secrets that they have not dared to say out loud before.

Episode two features the story of a resident in Eynsford in Sevenoaks, Kent.

Sevenoaks is a town in West Kent with vibrant shopping streets, architectural treats and historic buildings including Knole Park which is nestled in a medieval deer-park and full of hidden treasures.  The area has been used for filming by productions including Jamie and Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast (2016), Rush (2013), and Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides (2011)

Freak Like Me will be shown on BBC Three, Monday 1 November, 8.30pm

Links

For more information about the series visit:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1761484/

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The Love Bus 2010

Zoe Salmon onboard the Love Bus © Five

Zoe Salmon onboard the Love Bus © Five

Production Company: Carbon

Kent Filming LocationsFolkestone

This new dating show sees TV presenter Zoe Salmon helping singletons find love on board an especially kitted-out double-decker bus.

One person seeking love travels around their home town, where other singles wait at special love bus stops along the way.  The potential dates have only one stop to wow the person doing the picking or be thrown off the bus.  The chooser can keep a date on board for more than one stop, but will risk missing someone better.  The couple still on the bus at the end of the journey win an all-expenses-paid date together.
The Love Bus visited Folkestone  in Kent.

The seaside town of Folkestone has busy shopping areas, thriving arts scene, elegant clifftop promenade, a coastal park, fishing harbour and Victorian cliff-top lifts. It has featured in productions The Tunnel: Sabotage (2016), Is Anybody There? (2009) and The Darling Buds of May (1991 – 1993).

The Love Bus is now being shown on Five, Monday’s at 10pm

Links

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

For more information about the series visit: http://www.channel5.com/show/the-love-bus

For more information on Folkestone: http://www.visitkent.co.uk/destinations/folkestone-hythe-and-romney-marsh/6438

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