To B&B The Best (2016)

 

Lisa Holloway sitting at a desk

To B&B The Best – Lisa Holloway

Production Company: Ricochet

Kent Location Used: Margate 

To B&B The Best is a Channel 5 programme fronted by Lisa Holloway, who looks at the B&B revolution going on where ordinary homeowners attempt to turn amateur hotelier.  Throughout the series, Lisa travels the UK to meet all manner of Brits who are keen on turning their empty rooms into potential goldmines.With her characteristic no-nonsense approach, a modest design budget and no shortage of ideas, Lisa will arm the homeowners with the tools to turn their spare rooms into superb places to stay. But will they follow Lisa’s plan and create successful B&B’s?

Episode twenty four of the new series features Margate in Kent, where she meets English language teacher Martine and her daughter Vibs, who’ve been hosting foreign language students for well over twenty years. Wishing to transform her Victorian townhouse into a boutique B&B, Lisa guides them and  discovers the key to their future guests could lie in the towns emerging art scene.

Margate is a seaside town boasting a sandy beach, harbour, amusement park Dreamland, period housing and modern art gallery the Turner Contemporary. Previous filming here includes The Tunnel: Sabotage (2016), Coast (2014), Last Orders (2002) and many more.

The series runs weekdays at 11:15 on Channel 5 and the Kent episode of To B&B The Best will air on Thursday 14th July on Channel 5 at 11.15.

Links:

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

For more information on programme visit: http://www.channel5.com/show/to-bb-the-best

For more information on locations used: http://www.visitthanet.co.uk/destinations/margate/10537?microSiteId=210

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Love Your Garden (2016)

Alan Titchmarsh standing in a garden

Alan Titchmarsh © Spungold

Production Company: Spun Gold Productions

Kent Location Used: Canterbury

Love Your Garden is an ITV programme fronted by Alan Titchmarsh as he travels around the country with his team to create beautiful gardens for extraordinary people.

Gurkha Hari Budha Magar with Alan Titchmarsh in the garden

Gurkha Hari Budha Magar with Alan Titchmarsh © Spungold

Episode three of series six features a visit to Canterbury, where the team help outstanding soldier  Gurkha Hari Budha Magar and his young family. Despite tragically losing both his legs in an IUD incident in the Afghanistan war, Hari goes out of his way to help others.

However, Hari’s own garden has proven difficult to manage, so his friends and colleagues asked Alan and the team to help. With Hari’s Nepalese homeland in mind, they transform his garden into a colourful private sanctuary for the whole family. There is even a surprise visit from Joanna Lumley!

Canterbury is a vibrant City that offers a variety of locations ranging from the modern day city, parks and open spaces, shopping areas to neighbouring quaint, traditional towns. Previous productions that have shot in Canterbury include Bargain Hunt (2012), Songs of Praise (2011) and A Canterbury Tale (1944).

The Kent episode of Love Your Garden will air on Tuesday 12th July 2016 on ITV at 20:00.

Links:

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

For more information about Canterbury: http://www.canterbury.co.uk/canterbury-district/Canterbury.aspx

For more information on the programme: https://loveyourgarden2.wordpress.com/

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Question Time (2016)

Question Time David Dimbleby

Question Time David Dimbleby © BBC/Mentorn/Des Willie

Production Company: Mentorn

Kent Location Used: The Creative Quarter, Folkestone

Question Time is the topical politics show hosted by David Dimbleby. High profile guests debate various topics and face difficult questions from members of the public.

In a special programme about the EU referendum, which takes place on Thursday 23 June 2016, Question Time will be coming live from The Quarterhouse in Folkestone’s  Creative Quarter.

Kent previously hosted the show in Tunbridge Wells in 2012, when the discussion included the crisis in Syria, Bankers bonuses and unpaid work placements.

The Creative Quarter in Folkestone was developed by the Creative Foundation, to regenerate the area through the arts, the creative industries and education. It is now home to a thriving collection of artists’ studios and creative businesses. The Folkestone area has been used as a location for filming by productions such as The Tunnel (2013 – 2016) Mud Men (2012) and Is Anybody There? (2009).

Question Time will air on Thursday 9th June 2016 at 22:45 on BBC One.

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/b006t1q9

For more information about filming locations: http://www.creativequarterfolkestone.org.uk/

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Secret Britain (2016)

Secret Britain,Chris Hollins on North Kent Marshes (RSPB & Dickens stories)

Secret Britain,Chris Hollins on North Kent Marshes (RSPB & Dickens stories) © BBC/James Harrison

Production Company: BBC

Kent Locations: Sheldwich, Bonnington, Little Chart, Tonbridge, Rochester, The White Cliffs of Dover, Cooling and North Kent Marshes, St Thomas Becket in Fairfield, Thanet

Secret Britain is a BBC series which explores the hidden corners of the UK in search of the best landscapes in the country.

Now in its third series, the production visited Kent between September and October 2015 to explore some of what Kent’s glorious countryside has to offer.

Presenters Ellie Harrison, Chris Hollins and Denise Lewis filmed at a variety of Kent locations including Sheldwich, Bonnington, Little Chart, Tonbridge, Rochester, Cooling and North Kent Marshes, The White Cliffs of Dover, Fairfield and Thanet Offshore Wind Farm.

Denise Lewis, Will Tebbutt (L-R) abseiling for rock samphire off the White Cliffs of Dover

Denise Lewis, Will Tebbutt (L-R) abseiling for rock samphire off the White Cliffs of Dover © BBC/James Harrison

The village of Sheldwich lies south of Faversham and is on the edge of the beautiful Kent Downs. The Faversham area has been used as a film location for A Taste of Britain (2014), Southcliffe (2013) and Great Expectations (2012).

In the Ashford district of Kent is the village of Bonnington with the The Royal Military Canal running through it as well as Little Chart which is home to the Ruins of St Mary’s Church. The Ashford area  has previously been used as a film location by such The Apprentice (2015), as Emma (2009) and the infamous Kentish series, The Darling Buds of May (1991 – 1993).

The West Kent market town of Tonbridge has a rich cultural heritage and spectacular scenery with beautiful countryside, castles, stately homes, gardens, farms, as well as sports and leisure facilities. Productions that have previously filmed in the area include Great British Railway Journeys (2014), BBC drama Missing (2010) and Countryfile (2009).

In the Medway district is the historic town of Rochester and village of Cooling which overlooks the gorgeous North Kent Marshes. 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 world famous White Cliffs of Dover offers spectacular views of the English Channel and Dover Castle. This location has previously featured in Sherlock Holmes – A Game of Shadows (2011), On A Clear Day (2005) and Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines (1965).

St Thomas Becket in Fairfield is an isolated historic church in the middle of the Romney Marsh which dates back to 1200. The Romney Marsh area has been used as a film location for projects such as The Honourable Woman (2014), Parades End (2012) and Dr Syn: The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh (1964).

The Thanet Offshore Wind Farm consists of 100 wind turbines which stretches for seven miles. The Thanet area has previously featured on screen in productions such as The Lady in the Van (2015), Eastenders (2015) and The Hotel Inspector (2012).

Don’t miss the Kent episode of Secret Britain which will air on Wednesday 6th April 2016 at 21:00 on BBC One.

Links:

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

For more information about Secret Britain: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05nxcj3

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

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Holiday of My Lifetime with Len Goodman (2016)

Holiday of My Lifetime Series 2, Len Goodman and Eve Pollard in Margate

Holiday of My Lifetime Series 2, Len Goodman and Eve Pollard in Margate © BBC/RTRP

Production Company: Raise the Roof for BBC Scotland

Kent locations used: Margate, Herne Bay

Strictly star Len Goodman returns to BBC One for another series of Holiday of My Lifetime. Each episode of the nostalgic show features Len and a celebrity reliving their British childhood summer holidays.

The new series will include a variety of stars including actress Pam St Clement, model and presenter Mel Sykes, journalist Jennie Bond, actress and chef Lisa Faulkner, weather presenter Carol Kirkwood and comedian and actor Jasper Carrot.

Kent will feature throughout the new series where Len Goodman visits Margate with and writer Eve Pollard and Herne Bay with presenter Lucy Alexander.

The seaside town of Margate has a delightful sandy beach, arcades, shops in Old Town and modern architecture in the form of the Turner Contemporary gallery. The town has also seen the revival of Dreamland, thought to be the UK’s first original pleasure park. Margate has previously featured on screen in productions such as Edge of Heaven (2014), The Hotel Inspector (2012) and Only Fools and Horses: The Jolly Boys’ Outing (1989).

Herne Bay has a shingle beach, bandstand and seafront gardens as well as many shops and eateries, amusement arcades, and a windmill. Previous productions which have filmed in Herne Bay include Boomers (2014), Big Bad World (2013) and Got To Dance (2012).

Don’t miss the Kent episodes of Holiday of My Lifetime: Margate will air on Wednesday 24th February 2016 at 15:45 on BBC One and Herne Bay will air on Tuesday 1st March 2016 at 15:45 on BBC One.

Links:

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

For more information about Margate: http://www.visitthanet.co.uk/destinations/margate/10537?microSiteId=210

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

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Jamie and Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast (2016)

Jamie and Jimmy standing in their cafe

Jamie and Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast © Channel 4

Production Company: Fresh One Productions

Kent locations used: The Quadrangle Trust, Sevenoaks

Chefs Jamie Oliver and Jimmy Doherty are back on Channel 4 with their third series of Friday Night Feast packed to the brim with show stopping recipes, serving dishes with the help of celebrities and the relaunch of their fight against food waste.

The series is based in Jamie and Jimmy’s Café in Southend and in the last episode of the series, the team visit The Quadrangle Trust in Sevenoaks for a mini food festival.

Also in the episode, actress Anna Friel learns how to cook Balinese stew, Jamie makes mega-meatball subs, and Jimmy Doherty shows how to prepare mozzarella using a few simple ingredients and a cafetiere. The duo also tries to save “ugly” fruit and vegetables from the bin and get them into the nation’s fridges.

The Quadrangle Trust is a large Victorian model farmstead built in 1870 near Shoreham. The location boasts barns, workshops, stables and a stunning vegetable garden. The Sevenoaks area has been featured in a variety of productions including Wolf Hall (2015), Rush (2013) and Pirates of the Caribbean – On Stranger Tides (2011).

Don’t miss the Kent episode of Jamie and Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast on Friday 5th February 2016 at 20:00 on Channel 4.

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/jamie-and-jimmys-friday-night-feast

For more information about the location: http://thequadrangletrust.com/

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Great British Railway Journeys – Series 7 (2016)

Michael Portillo standing on a steam train

Michael Portillo, Great British Railway Journeys © BBC/Boundless, part of FremantleMedia UK

 

Production company: Talkback Thames

Kent Locations used: Dover, Romney Marsh, Dungeness, Ashford, Sevenoaks, Knole Park

Series seven of Great British Railway returns to BBC Two, as presenter Michael Portillo travels on the great train routes of Europe and retraces the journeys featured in George Bradshaw’s 1913 Continental Railway Guide.

In episode six of the new series, Portillo embarks on a new railway journey along the south coast of England which starts at the port of Dover where he is inspired by a brave Victorian sea captain to plunge into the English Channel. Next he takes the spectacular Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch miniature steam railway through the Romney Marsh to Dungeness before heading to Eastbourne.

Episode 16 sees Michael Portillo journey from Ashford to Sevenoaks starting by lending a hand at a state-of-the-art train maintenance plant which is home to the High Speed 1 trains. Next he tracks east to Marden and is moved by music played on Queen Victoria’s personal piano before ending his journey in Sevenoaks where he ends the journey at Knole Park, seat of the Sackville-West family.

Dover is home to Europe’s busiest ferry port as well as the iconic White Cliffs of Dover and Dover Castle. Productions which have previously filmed in the Dover area include Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Mr Selfridge Series 3 (2015) and Poirot – The Clocks (2009).

Romney Marsh is renowned for its unique natural beauty, diverse wild life and extensive coastline. The Romney Marshes have been used as a film location for The Honourable Woman (2014), Parade’s End (2012) and Dr Syn: The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh (1964).

The desolate landscape of Dungeness is largely made up of shingle with wooden houses, power station, lighthouses and extensive gravel pits. The Dungeness area has previously been seen on screen on Homes By The Sea (2014), Nicki Minaj ‘Freedom’music video (2012) and Eastenders (2007).

The market town of Ashford has shops, eateries, a designer outlet shopping centre and has great links with London and Europe which are just a train ride away through Ashford International train station. Ashford and surrounding areas has been used as a film location from visiting productions including The Apprentice (2015), The Monuments Men (2014) and Emma (2009).

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 welcomed filming from productions such as Rush (2013), BBC Doorstop Crime 999 (2012) and Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides (2011)

The Dover to Lewes episode of Great British Railway aired on Monday 11th January 2016 at 18.30 on BBC Two and the Ashford to Sevenoaks episode is on Monday 25th January 2016 at 18.30 on BBC Two .

Links

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

For more information about the show: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00xgqxy

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

For more information about Romney Marsh: http://www.visitkent.co.uk/destinations/folkestone-hythe-and-romney-marsh/11313

For more information about Dungeness: http://www.dungeness-nnr.co.uk/

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Antiques Roadshow (2015)

Antiques Roadshow - Fiona Bruce standing in front of a painting and antiques

Antiques Roadshow – Fiona Bruce © BBC/Jeff Overs

Production Company: BBC

Kent Locations used: Walmer Castle and Gardens

The Antiques Roadshow, presented by Fiona Bruce, is the popular BBC One show where members of the public can bring antiques and collectables to various locations across the UK where experts will examine and value the items.

Now in its 38th series, the team visited Walmer Castle in Deal, Kent in July 2015, which will be shown over two episodes.

The public came along to recount the stories behind their antiques, find out more about their pieces and marvel at the castle itself. Treasures brought in for valuation included a remarkable prisoner of war diary, a show stopping collection of ceramic grotesque birds by Martin Brothers and a late 18th-century round revolving table with a secret compartment intrigues.

Walmer Castle and Gardens is a charming Tudor castle set by the sea which boasts eight acres of magnificent gardens, woodland, and sea views. Deal has previously featured on screen in Legacy (2013), Little Dorrit (2008) and Ruby Blue (2008).

The Walmer Castle episode of Antiques Roadshow will air on Sunday 15th and 22nd November 2015 at 20:00 on BBC One.

Links:

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

For more information about this location: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/walmer-castle-and-gardens/

For more information about the show: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006mj2y

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Restoring Britain’s Landmarks (2015)

RESTORING BRITAIN'S LANDMARKS, Anna Keay, Alastair Dick-Cleland and John Evetts standing in front of a large building.

RESTORING BRITAIN’S LANDMARKS, Anna Keay, Director of the Landmark Trust, Alastair Dick-Cleland, Conservation Manager, John Evetts, Furnishings Manager © Channel 4

Production Company: Chocolate Media

Kent Locations used: St Edward’s Presbytery, Ramsgate

Channel 4’s architectural documentary, Restoring Britain’s Landmarks, is about the restoration projects of The Landmark Trust buildings and locations across Wales and England and the rich histories behind each of them.

In episode five of the series, work is seen to be starting on St Edward’s Presbytery in Ramsgate. The Presbytery is a picturesque building and is one of Augustus Pugin’s masterpiece creations built as part of The Grange in Ramsgate for Pugin’s own family.

The Grange is a Grade I listed property and work to restore St Edward’s Presbytery was given the go ahead after The Landmark Trust acquired the rights back in 2010. Channel 4 visits the project as the restoration continues to progress on site in Ramsgate.

Ramsgate is a vivid coastal town situated in East Kent, home to one of the largest marinas on the south coast, museums and a glorious beach. Ramsgate has been chosen as a film location for productions such as The Apprentice (2015), EastEnders (2015) and Big Bad World (2013).

The restoration of St Edward’s Presbytery will be shown on Restoring Britain’s Landmarks on Wednesday 11th November 2015 at 20:00 on Channel 4.

Links:

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

For more information on the show visit: http://www.channel4.com/programmes/restoring-britains-landmarks

For more information on Ramsgate: http://www.visitramsgate.com/

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George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces (2015)

Presenter George Clarke

George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces © Channel 4

Production Company: Plum Pictures

Kent Locations Used: Margate

Channel 4 series George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces looks into the fascinating world of small spaces and builds. In each episode George meets different people who turn tiny spaces into amazing places to work, play and even live.

Now in its fifth series, episode four visits Kent’s very own Margate where George meets a man planning to build Margate’s first Victorian bathing machine in more than 100 years.

George Clarke's Amazing Spaces - Victorian bathing machine in Margate © Thanet District Council

George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces – Victorian bathing machine in Margate © Thanet District Council

Also in the episode, George meets a coma survivor who proves he has a sense of humour by transforming a hearse into a family camper van and visits a woman who has turned her narrow boat home into a floating bookshop.

Margate is a seaside town with a pleasant mix between a charming Old Town and modern architecture such as the Turner Contemporary. The town has also recently reopened traditional theme park Dreamland. Margate has been used as a film location in a number of productions including Coast (2015), Edge of Heaven (2014) and True Love (2012).

Catch George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces featuring Margate on Thursday 8th October 2015 at 20:00 on Channel 4.

Links:

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

For more information about the series: http://www.channel4.com/programmes/george-clarkes-amazing-spaces

For more information about Margate: http://www.visitthanet.co.uk/destinations/margate/10537?microSiteId=210 

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