Hetty Feather Series 3 (2017)

Hetty Feather (Isabel Clifton) © BBC

Writers: Helen Blakeman, Victoria Asare-Archer, Abby Ajayi, Gareth Sergeant, Robin Mukherjee, Joseph Lidster, Matt Evans, Jacqueline Wilson (novel)

Starring: Isabel Clifton, Eva Pope, Dasharn Anderson, Polly Allen, Gus Barry, Matthew Ashforde, Aaron Niles, Eleanor Worthington Cox, Isabelle Allen

Kent Locations Used: Cobham Hall, the Maidstone Studios, The Historic Dockyard Chatham, Belmont House

The hit CBBC show Hetty Feather returns for a third series with Hetty (Isabel Clifton) facing her daily struggles with Matron Bottomley at the Victorian Foundling Hospital.

The series was inspired by Jacqueline Wilson’s popular novel of the same name and stars Isabel Clifton (The Dumping Ground) as Hetty Feather, with support from Eva Pope (Coronation Street, Waterloo Road), Dasharn Anderson (Doctor Who, Truckers), Polly Allen (The Dumping Ground), Gus Barry (Black Sea, Deadly Intent), Ava Merson O’Brien, Ann Mitchell (‘EastEnders’, ‘Widows’), Matthew Ashforde (Oblivious, The Last Englishman), Susan McArdle (Sightseers, Emmerdale), Rosalyn Wright (Star Stories, Doctors) and many more.


For the third series, the production filmed at two new Kent locations: Belmont House was transformed into a den for a gang of east end thieves and The Historic Dockyard Chatham was used for London streets as well as an orchard. The production also returned to Cobham Hall, the main orphanage location and used the The Maidstone Studios to build various sets, including classrooms, the kitchen and a library.

Belmont House is an elegant 18th century house located in Faversham and is set in gardens and parkland with stunning views over the Estate. The estate also includes 700 acres of woodlands, and follies like the Prospect Tower.

The Historic Dockyard Chatham is a popular filming location with variety of Georgian and Victorian architecture, maritime environment, dry dock, cobbled streets and industrial buildings. Call the Midwife (2012-present), SS-GB (2017) and The Crown (2016) are just a few of the productions that were filmed at The Historic Dockyard Chatham

Cobham Hall is a private boarding school near to Gravesend located in 150 acres of Grade II listed parkland. The interiors boast a stunning ball room, library, cobbled courtyards, formal gardens, classrooms as well as sports facilities, including a swimming pool. Cobham Hall has been used as a film location by The Great Fire (2014), Wild Child (2008) and Bleak House (2005).

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 the film studio for many popular entertainment shows including Take Me Out (2011-2016),  Later…With Jools Holland (2014-2016) and Was It Something I Said? (2013).

Hetty Feather will air on Mondays’s at 17:00 on CBBC from 8th May 2017.


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

For more information on Hetty Feather visit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/shows/hetty-feather

For more information on Belmont House: http://www.belmont-house.org/

For more information on The Historic Dockyard Chatham: http://thedockyard.co.uk/

For more information on Cobham Hall: https://www.cobhamhall.com/426/filming

For more information on The Maidstone Studios: http://www.maidstonestudios.com/

For more information about Kent’s Filming History please visit our Movie Map: https://kentfilmoffice.co.uk/kent-movie-map/moviemap-live-2/