Blue Planet UK – Series 1 (2019)

Presenter Steve Brown pictured sitting in his wheelchair by the seafront.

Presenter Steve Brown ©BBC

 

Starring: Gillian Burke, Steve Brown, Chris Packham

Production Company: BBC Studios Natural History Unit

Kent Locations Used: Minster Beach and Herne Bay

BBC’s daytime spin-off Blue Planet UK is due to air throughout next week. It will uncover the incredible stories behind the UK’s marine wildlife. Presenters of the programme will be exploring the history of British waters and explain how they have been influenced by people today.

The Series is presented by Gillian Burke (Springwatch), Steve Brown (Springwatch), and Chris Peckham (Autumnwatch).

Filming for Blue Planet UK took place at Minster beach on Isle of Sheppey, showing presenter Steve and his family as they fossil hunt together. Additional filming also took place at Herne Bay in Canterbury.

Minster beach is located on Isle of Sheppey, which is an island off the northern coast of Kent and has beautiful landscapes and coastline. Previous productions which filmed on Isle of Sheppey include, Coast (2014) and Three Men in Another Boat (2008).

Herne Bay is a seaside town which has a pier and shingle beach and is set just outside of the historic City of Canterbury. Previous productions which have filmed in the area include Coast vs Country (2016), Pilgrimage with Simon Reeve (2013), and Flog It! (2011).

The series can be seen on BBC One from Monday 25th to Friday 29th March 2019 at 4.30pm. Herne Bay will feature in episode 3 and 4, and Minster beach will feature in episode 3.

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

For more information on Blue Planet UK visit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0003mf2/broadcasts/2019/03

For more information on Minster beach: https://www.visitkent.co.uk/attractions/minster-beach-2303/

For more information on Isle of Sheppey: http://www.visit-swale.co.uk/

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

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

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