The fifth series of the hit cookery show The Great British Bake Off returns with experts Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry judging 12 contestants who battle it out in the kitchen to be crowned the Great British Bake Off Best Amateur Baker.
Presented by comic duo Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc, the new series marks a move from BBC Two to a prime-time BBC One slot and features both the oldest and youngest competitors ever featured on the show.
Mum of two and Broadstairs resident Chetna Makan is also competing to win the accolade. Chetna is a fashion designer from Mumbai who moved to the UK 10 years ago. She runs a curry club for her friends and enjoys combining her mum’s traditional recipes with British baking as well as using her creative flair in the kitchen.
The Great British Bake Off filmed in Kent with Chetna and her family in their local area where they visited Viking Bay beach in Broadstairs.
Broadstairs is a coastal town in East Kent and sandy beach, Viking Baybeach is lined with traditional beach huts, a band stand and large Victorian terraces as well as a busy high street and many food and drink establishments. The area has previously been used for filming by productions such as Bang Goes The Theory (2012), True Love (2012), and The Fixer (2008).
See how Chetna gets on and tune into the new series of The Great British Bake Off which starts onWednesday 6th August 2014 on BBC One at 20:00.
‘Derek’, written and directed by Ricky Gervais, is a comedy about ‘Derek Noakes’, a 49-year-old retirement home worker with the unique hobby of autograph hunting. A pilot episode was shown in April 2011 on Channel 4 and January 2013 sees the return of Derek in a full series.
Derek (Ricky Gervais) is a kind, simple and selfless man with good intentions who loves listening to the funny stories told to him by the people at the retirement home about the good old days. He also has close relationships with his co-workers Dougie (Karl Pilkington) and Hannah (Kerry Godliman) – expect lots of laughs!
The Derek production team visited many locations in Thanet back in September 2012, including Broadstairs, Victoria Gardens andViking Bay, where they shot Derek taking his residents on a day trip to the beach.
Broadstairsis a coastal town in Thanet and has a sandy beach lined with traditional beach huts as well as a band stand and large Victorian terraces. There is also a thriving high street and plenty of food and drink establishments. Previous visiting productions to the area included Top Dog Model(2012), True Love(2012), and The Fixer (2008).
The episode featuring Broadstairs, Victoria Gardens and Viking Bay is the fourth in the series and will be shown on Wednesday 20th February at 22:00 on Channel 4.
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.
BBC’s Bang Goes the Theory returns for its sixth series and comes to Broadstairs to look at engines, explore why petrol costs so much, and look at the alternatives, such as homemade bio fuel.
In the first episode of the series you can find out how an engine works and watch the team race two motorbikes, both powered by homemade bio fuels. This is a must watch for all science lovers and petrol heads!
The popular science magazine series has been running since 2009 and is co-produced by the BBC and Open University. The show is presented by Liz Bonnin (Autumnwatch), Dallas Campbell(The Gadget Show)Jem Stansfield (Scrapheap Challenge), and Dr. Yan Wong. They examine how science shapes the world around us and test scientific theory with various experiments.
Broadstairsis a beautiful seaside town which boasts a sandy beach lined with traditional beach huts. It also has a very busy high street with a wide range of shops, from mainstream to independent stores, lots of restaurants and plays host to several annual festivals including The Broadstairs Dickens Festival in June and Broadstairs Folk Week in August.
The new series of Bang Goes the Theory starts on Monday 12th March 2012 at 19:30 on BBC1.
The Calling is a film about Joanna (Emily Beecham), a university student in her final year chooses to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a nun, despite strong opposition from her family, friends and boyfriend. Arriving at the convent, a closed Benedictine order, she discovers an eccentric community of nuns Joanna begins her spiritual journey under the guidance of progressive Sister Ignatious (Brenda Blethyn). All seems well until an unexpected secret is uncovered, which puts Joanna’s future at the convent at risk. Only her bond with Sister Ignatious can guide her to fulfill her own destiny in a surprising twist of the plot…
Directed by Jan Dunn and produced by Elaine Wickham, of Kent based Maeve Films (formerly Medb Films) the same team who created the critically acclaimed ‘Ruby Blue’.
Emily Beecham (Hail, Caesar!,Into the Badlands) stars as the protagonist Joanna, alongside Brenda Blethyn (Atonment, Pride & Prejudice, Secrets & Lies) as Sister Ignatious. The supporting cast includes, Susannah York (Superman 1978, A Man For All Seasons).
The Calling will open the fifth edition of the London Independent Film Festival (LIFF) on April 15th. Writer/director Jan Dunn is a previous winner of the prestigious ‘Best Feature’ award at LIFF with her 2008 Kent based film Ruby Blue . She was able to use the £50,000 prize money, towards fund this new project.
The film was the first to benefit from Kent County Council’s Development Fund, the initial investment of £75,000 was then match funded by other Kent Businesses including Courtyard Studios, Screen South, Maidstone Studios and The Hop Farm. The investment secured more than £500,000 spend into the local economy and also provided training for six young people from Kent on the production.
The Calling was released in 2009 and is now available for DVD purchase.