Jo Brand Big Splash (2011)

Jo Brand sitting by a swimming pool

Jo Brand sitting by a swimming pool © UKTV


Production Company: Doghouse Media, What Larks Productions

Kent Locations: Fairfield Pool and Leisure Centre, Dartford

TV channel Dave is making a “big splash” this month as comedian Jo Brand returns to our screens.

The show sees one of the country’s favourite comics explore the watery side of life. Accompanied by some of her fellow funny men, Brand takes us through a journey of the pools, sewers, canals and bathrooms of Britain.

Participating in the notorious Maldon Mud race with comedian Sean Lock and trying the trendy new sport of “wild swimming” with Bill Bailey, the show is guaranteed to have you laughing till you cry.

One programme in the series sees Jo come to our very own Fairfield Pool and Leisure Centre in Dartford. It is here that she explores some lifesaving skills in her pyjamas – a familiar childhood memory for many of us!

Fairfield Pool and Leisure Centre in Dartford has a wide range of facilities that can be used as a filming location such as gyms, squash courts and pools. Dartford’s recent claim to film fame came when The Queen Elizabeth II Bridge was used in scenes for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (2010).

Jo Brand’s “Big Splash” starts on Dave (Sky Channel 111, Virgin Media Channel 128) on Thursday 22nd September at 9pm.


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