Flirty Dancing – Series 2 (2019)

Pictured are Kerry and Jordan embracing by a park bench

Pictured: Kerry and Jordan (Copyright – Channel 4)

Starring: Ashley Banjo
Production Company: Second Star production
Kent Locations Used: Whitstable, Dartford and Hythe

The objective of reality show Flirty Dancing, is to help people find a romantic partner through the art of dance. Each episode features two pairs of singletons, both will be taught one half of a choreographed dance routine; eventually meeting up for a date where they perform together.

The presenter of the show is Ashely Banjo (StreetDance 3D, Got to Dance) who also choreographs the dances.

In the second series, there will be various Kent locations featuring local contributors. Production filmed with contributors around various streets in Whitstable and Tankerton beach, Dartford including Central Park, as well as Hythe town centre and the Royal Military Canal.

Whitstable is a bohemian seaside town which was famous for its oysters and is now famous for the harbour where sunbathing, swimming and water sports are popular including jet skiing. Furthermore, it has one of the oldest yacht clubs. Previous filming here includes Who Do You Think You Are? (2018) and The Apprentice (2015).

Dartford town centre lies in a valley through which River Darent flows. Dartford became a market town in medieval times and is now mainly a commuter town for Greater London. However, it does have a long history of religious, industrial and cultural importance. Previous filming here includes Who Do You Think You Are? (2014) and Don’t Tell the Bride (2013).

Hythe is a coastal market town in the district of Folkestone & Hythe. The town has medieval and Georgian buildings and was once defended by two castles; it has a lot of sporting activities to do such as horse riding, bowling, tennis and many more. Previous filming includes Celebs on the Farm (2018) and The Love Bus (2010).

Series 2 is due to start at 8pm on Channel 4 from Friday 8th November 2019.

Links:

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

For more information on Flirty Dancing visit: https://www.channel4.com/4viewers/take-part/flirty-dancing

For more information on Whitstable visit: https://www.canterbury.co.uk/info/37/whitstable

For more information on Dartford visit: https://visitdartford.com/

For more information on Hythe visit: https://www.visitfolkestoneandhythe.co.uk/

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


The Aeronauts (2019)

 

A man and woman sitting in a hot air balloon.

The Aeronauts ©IMDb

 

Writer: Tom Harper

Director: Tom Harper

Starring: Felicity Jones, Eddie Redmayne, Himesh Patel

Production Company: Amazon Studios, Mandeville Films

Kent Locations Used: The Historic Chatham Dockyard Ropery

In The Aeronauts, a fictionalised account based on some real events set in the 1860s, fictional pilot Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) and historical meteorologist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) find themselves in an epic fight for survival while attempting to make scientific discoveries in a hot air balloon.

The film is written and directed by Tom Harper (Electric Dreams, The Woman In Black 2: The Angel of Death), and stars Felicity Jones (Star Wars: Forces of Destiny, The Theory of Everything), Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything, Fantastic Beasts), and Himesh Patel (Yesterday, Damned).

Production visited The Historic Chatham Dockyard for filming at Slip 3 Mezzanine as one of their main locations with additional shooting around The Ropery.

“When presented with a brief to find a balloon factory location there was really no other choice than The Historic Dockyard in Chatham. There are very few places left with an authentic Georgian timber structure that have stood the test of time.

No 3 Slip is the real deal with the added benefit of the film friendly aspects of the Dockyard Filming Team who are very welcoming with an easy can-do attitude,” commented Christian Huband, Production Designer, The Aeronauts.

The Historic Chatham Dockyard is a historic tourist attraction on the site of a former Royal Naval Dockyard and has been the location for several recent productions set in the Victorian period including Year of the Rabbit (2019), Peterloo (2018) and Vanity Fair (2018).

The Aeronauts will be released in UK cinemas on Monday 4th November 2019.

Links:

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

For more information on The Aeronauts visit: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6141246/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

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

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

 


Pennyworth (2019)

Alfred Pennyworth points a gun on this poster image with a montage of characters in the background

Pennyworth (2019– ) ©IMDb


Creator / Writer: Bruno Heller
Directors: Danny Cannon, Rob Bailey, Bill Eagles, Jon East, Clare Kilner, China Moo-Young
Starring: Jack Bannon, Ben Aldridge, Hainsley Lloyd Bennett, Paloma Faith
Production Company: Warner Bros
Kent Locations Used: The Historic Chatham Dockyard – Ropery exteriors and Anchor Wharf

Pennyworth tells the origin story of Alfred Pennyworth a former special‑forces soldier living in London in the 1960s and how he came to work for Bruce Wayne’s father, Thomas Wayne.

This new 10-part TV series for Starzplay was created by Bruno Heller and co-written by Bill Finger, Bob Kane, Danny Cannon and Seth Sinclair. Pennyworth was directed by a collaboration of directors Danny Cannon, Rob Bailey, Bill Eagles, Jon East, Clare Kilner and China Moo-Young.

Jack Bannon (The Imitation GameFury, Endeavour) stars as Alfred Pennyworth with co-star Ben Aldridge (Our GirlFleabagToast) playing Thomas Wayne. Pennyworth also stars Hainsley Lloyd Bennett (King of Crime, Catastrophe), Ryan Fletcher (Beats, Outlander) and singer songwriter Paloma Faith (Peter & Wendy, Doctor Parnassus).

Production visited The Historic Chatham Dockyard for filming where exterior scenes were shot around the Ropery exterior and Anchor Wharf to stand in as 1960s London.

The Historic Chatham Dockyard is a historic tourist attraction on the site of a former Royal Naval Dockyard and has been the location for several recent productions set in the 1950s and 1960s including Call the Midwife (2018) and The Crown (2016).

Pennyworth was released on Starzplay on 25th October 2019.

Links:

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

For more information on Pennyworth visit: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8425532/

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

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


Escape to the Perfect Town – Series 1 (2019)

 

Images of a row of colourful houses on a street.

Series poster for Escape to the Perfect Town ©BBC

 

Starring: Jonnie Irwin
Production Company: Boundless Productions
Kent Locations Used: Sevenoaks Town Centre

Escape to the Perfect Town, commissioned by the BBC, is a brand-new daytime television programme which seeks to help prospective property buyers find their dream homes in Britain’s top market towns.

Presented by Jonnie Irwin, known for hosting similar property programmes Escape to the Country and A Place in the Sun, the show will follow the journey of individuals looking for a fresh start; whether it be to escape city life, set up their family home, relocate for work or perhaps, find more space and a better quality of life.

In this series, traditional market towns from all over the country will be explored, including Sevenoaks in western Kent, where filming took partly in the town centre.

The town centre of Sevenoaks is comprised of small, picturesque alleyways that are abundant with specialist and independent shops alongside popular high street and designer brands. It is also home to Nevill Ground, one of the oldest cricket grounds in the country. That said, the district in its entirety has the added advantage of being just a stone’s throw from London. An area nestled in the heart of the Kentish countryside; it is steeped in history with numerous attractions for visitors. Sevenoaks has been previously used as a filming location by production companies such as Four in a Bed (2018) and Antiques Road Show – Ightham Mote (2017).

Further filming for the series also took place in Tunbridge Wells, a popular filming location which has previously featured Celebrity Antiques Road Show (2018) and Sarah Beeney’s Selling Houses (2013).

The series aired on BBC One in October 2019.

 

Links:

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

For more information on the programme please visit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/takepart/escape_perfect_town

For more information on the Sevenoaks please visit: https://www.visitkent.co.uk/destinations/sevenoaks-district/

For more information on the Sevenoaks please visit: https://www.visittunbridgewells.com/

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

 

 


Farming (2019)

Image of young Nigerian man (leader) standing outside, with his white skinhead gang standing behind him.

Movie Poster for Farming ©IMDb

 

Writer: Adewale Akinnuage – Agbaje
Director: Adewale Akinnuage – Agbaje
Starring: Kate Beckinsdale, Gugu Mbath-lraw and Adewale Akinnuage- Agbaje
Production company: Groundswell Production
Kent Locations: The Historic Dockyard Chatham, Gillingham

Farming takes the audience on a journey through childhood memories of the film’s director Adewale Akinnuage-Agbaje, who, as a young Nigerian boy, was given to a white British family by his own parents in the hope of a better future. However, tables turn as he goes on to become the feared leader of a white skinhead gang.

Farming stars actor turned director Adewale Akinnuage – Agbaje (Suicide squad, Watership Down) as Femi, Kate Beckinsale (Pearl Harbor, Underworld: Blood Wars) as Ingrid Carpenter, Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Black Mirror, Belle) as Ms. Dapo, and Jaime Winstone (Love, Rosie, Tomb Raider) as Lynn.

There were two Kent locations used in Farming. At the first, The Historic Dockyard Chatham, various areas such as at The Joiner’s Shop, House Carpenters Shop, and the rear of The Smithery, Ropery and Anchor Wharf were used.

Production also visited a jewellery shop in Gillingham for some further scenes.

The Historic Dockyard Chatham, spans over 80 Acres, with over 100 buildings and structures dating back to the Georgian and Victorian era. The dockyard has previously featured in productions such as Yardie (2018) and Level Up (2016).

Gillingham is also located in the district of Medway.

The film will be released in UK cinemas on Friday 11th October 2019.

Links:

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

For more information on The Farming (2018) Visit: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1127881/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_3

For more information about The Historic Dockyard Chatham visit: http://thedockyard.co.uk/explore/

For more information about Gillingham visit: https://www.visitmedway.org/see-and-do/destinations/gillingham/

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


World On Fire (2019)

A man riding his bike down street with a woman sat on the front of it.

Zofia Wichlacz and Jonah Hauer-King in World On Fire ©BBC

 

Writer: Peter Bowker
Directors: Chanya Button, Adam Smith, Andy Wilson, Thomas Napper
Starring: Jonah Hauer-King, Zofia Wichlacz, Yrsa Daley-Ward, Helen Hunt, Sean Bean and Arthur Darvill
Production Company: BBC One, Mammoth Screen
Kent Locations Used: Historic Dockyard Chatham

Upcoming BBC seven-part drama series World On Fire, is a coming of age story, set against the harsh conditions of World War II.

Written by Peter Bowker (Occupation, Eric & Ernie) directed by Chanya Button (Vita & Virginia), Adam Smith (Trespass Against Us), Andy Wilson (Cracker) and Thomas Napper (Jawbone). The drama series centers around the lives of ordinary people affected by the war starring Jonah Hauer-King (Postcards from London, Little Women) as Army soldier Harry Chase, Zofia Wichlacz (Warsaw ’44, Amok) as Kasia Tomaszeski and Yrsa Daley-Ward (White Colour Black, Der Koch) as Connie. Helen Hunt (As Good as It Gets, Mad About You) plays the role of an American news reporter Nancy Campbell based in Berlin, while Sean Bean (The Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones) is bus conductor and peace activist Douglas Bennett.

HMS Cavalier at The Historic Dockyard in Chatham was used as a major filming location in Episode 3 of the series playing the role of HMS Exeter during the first Naval battle of World War Two: Battle of River Plate.

Set on the River Medway, The Historic Dockyard Chatham has become a popular film location due to its unique Georgian and Victorian architecture, maritime environment, dry dock, cobbled streets, industrial buildings and collection of preserved naval vessels from different periods of the Royal Navy. The Dockyard has previously featured as a filming location set around the 1940s and 50s in a number of both British and international productions including Summer of Rockets (2019), The Halcyon (2018) and The Crown (2016).

The first episode of World on Fire will air on 9pm, Sunday 29th September, BBC1 

Links:

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

For more information on programme visit: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8001092/

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 


Britain at Low Tide – Series 3 (2019)

Dr Tori Herridge and his team standing on the beach.

Dr Tori Herridge and the team at Tankerton ©Channel 4

 

Director: Michael Waterhouse
Starring: Dr Tori Herridge, Dr Alex Langlands
Production Company: Tern Television Productions Ltd
Kent Locations Used: Tankerton, Whitstable, Port of Ramsgate, Port

The third series of Britain at Low Tide will return to our screens this week. The show features archaeologists Dr Tori Herridge and Dr Alex Langlands as they explore coastal areas and their historical treasures as the tide goes out.

The first episode of the series starts off on the north Kent coast, as Dr Tori Herridge and the team explore the mystery of the shingle bank called The Street in Whitstable, explore a shipwreck in Tankerton, which can only be accessed once every year at very low tides. These areas have previously hosted productions such as The Thames: Britain’s Great River With Tony Robinson (2019) and Celebrity Antiques Road Show (2018).

The programme also explores the remains of  Richborough Port in Pegwell Bay near Sandwich, which played a crucial part in supporting the Western Front in WWI. Sandwich is a medieval town situated on the River Stour and boasts golf clubs, eateries and B&B’s as well as a museum, windmill and Roman Fort. Productions which have previously visited the town include Celebrity Antiques Road Show (2018) and Countryfile (2009).

Production also paid a quick visit to the Port ofRamsgate, adjacent to the popular seaside town in Kent, that has been used in previous productions such as Ross Edgley’s Great British Swim (2018) and Britain’s Favourite Walks: Top 100 (2018).

Britain at Low Tide will air on Saturday 14th September 2019 on Channel 4 at 8pm. The series will then air each Saturday.

 

Links:

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

For more information on Britain at Low Tide please visit: https://www.channel4.com/programmes/britain-at-low-tide

For more information on Tankerton Beach visit https://www.visitsoutheastengland.com/things-to-do/tankerton-beach-p357081

For more information on Whitstable visit: https://www.canterbury.co.uk/info/37/whitstable

For more information on Ramsgate Harbour visit http://www.portoframsgate.co.uk/

For more information on Richborough Port visit: http://www.open-sandwich.co.uk/town_history/richborough_port.htm

 


Top Boy – Series 3 (2019)

Group of four men, with some sitting and some leaning on a grey car parked in a street.

Top Boy Series 3 © Channel4

 

Writer: Ronan Bennett
Starring: Ashley Walters and Kane Robinson, Malcom Kamulete and Shone Romulus
Produced by: Cowboy Films
Kent Locations Used: Margate, Ramsgate and Gravesend

Top Boy is a British drama series revolving around the life of Dushane (Ashley Walters), leader of an underground drug operation, and his friend Sully (Kane Robinson). Their aim is to become the richest men in town and are joined by troubled teen Ra’Nell (Malcolm Kamulete.

Series 2 ended in 2013, with those loyal to Dushane paying a high price for their involvement in the drug business. Axed by Channel 4 in 2013, the show soon found a new home on Netflix and series 3 will be produced by none other than rapper Drake, a long-time fan of the series.

The series was written by Ronan Bennet (Gunpowder, Hidden) and stars Ashley Walters (Figures of Speech, Bulletproof) and Kane Robinson (Tower Block, Point Blank

Filming took place in Margate at Walpole Bay and Fulsam Rock Beach and nearby streets including Athelstan Road. Production also visited Ramsgate, where they filmed at Jacob’s Ladder, outside the Rose of England pub on the High Street and Ramsgate Train Station.

Margate seafront in the district of Thanet is a popular film location and has been used as in various productions such as in feature films King of Thieves (2018) and King Lear (2018). Ramsgate is also a popular location in Thanet and has featured in several productions such as Baptise (2019), Hurricane (2018) and The Tunnel: Sabotage (2016).

In addition, Gordon Place in Gravesend played the role of the fictional ‘Summerhouse Estate’ in London.

Gravesend is on the southern bank of the River Thames and boasts a cast iron pier, promenade and high street as well as international rail links at the nearby Ebbsfleet International station. The Gravesend area has previously welcomed film productions such as Killing Eve (2018), The Escape (2018), and Doctor Strange (2017).

Top Boy will be released on Netflix on Friday 13th September 2019.

 

 

Links:

For more information about filming in Kent please visit: FilmOffice@kent.gov.uk

For more information on Margate visit: https://www.visitkent.co.uk/destinations/margate-broadstairs-and-ramsgate/margate/

For more information on Ramsgate visit http://www.visitramsgate.co.uk/

 


The Capture (2019)

A female detective standing at a desk with screens behind her showing a fugitive.

The Capture ©IMDb

 

Writer: Ben Chanan
Director: Ben Chanan
Starring: Holliday Grainger, Callum Turner, Ralph Ineson, Famke Janssen, Ron Perlman.
Production Companies: BBC One, Heyday Television, NBCUniversal International Studios
Kent Locations Used: Canterbury Prison

Sean Emery (Callum Turner) returns to take care of his daughter after being wrongly imprisoned in Afghanistan on murder charges. However, his life is once again turned upside down when new CCTV footage emerges which seems to suggest incriminating evidence. DI Rachel Carey (Holliday Grainger) is determined to get to the bottom of the story and soon discovers the truth may not be all that it seems.

Written and directed by Ben Chanan (Cyberbully, Our World War), this gripping six-part drama with a focus on technology stars Holliday Grainger (Cinderella, The Finest Hours) as DI Rachel Carey and Sean Emery is played by Callum Turner (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Writer’s Room, Assassin’s Creed). Ralph Ineson (The Witch, Guardians of the Galaxy), Famke Janssen (GoldenEye, House on Haunted Hill, X-Men) and Ron Perlman (Hellboy, Sons of Anarchy) also star.

Production visited Canterbury Prison to shoot for two days in 2018.

Canterbury Prison was sold to Canterbury Christ Church University in 2014 and is now part of the university campus. The surrounding area of Canterbury has had a few films created in the area, including The Tunnel: Sabotage (2016) and The Rizen (2017).

Episode One of The Capture will air on Tuesday 3rd September 2019 on BBC One at 9pm.

 

 

Links:

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

For more information on The Capture visit: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8201186/?ref_=tt_ov_inf

For more information about the conversion of Canterbury Prison visit: https://canterbury.ac.uk/about-us/estate-master-plan/prison-conversion.aspx

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

 


DIY SOS: The Big Build 20th Anniversary Special (2019)

Image of four of the team featuring in the Big Build Anniversary Special, standing with mugs of tea in their hand and a big '20' balloon behind them.

DIY SOS: The Big Build 20th Anniversary Special ©BBC

Srarring: Nick Knowles
Production Company:
BBC Studios
Kent Locations: Sheerness on the Isle of Sheppey

DIY SOS: The Big Build is a popular BBC show where a team take on large scale renovation projects to help families in need of expansion. They tackle everything from extensions and conversions to full scale re-models.

Kent will feature in this special episode, as production re-visit the Ratcliffe family, whose home was demolished and then rebuilt, in Sheerness on the Isle of Sheppey back in 2017. See how they have developed their property by adding a farm school and opening their garden under the National Garden Scheme.

Image of four of the team featuring in the Big Build Anniversary Special, standing with mugs of tea in their hand and a big '20' balloon behind them.

The Ratcliffe Family with host Nick Knowles in 2017 ©BBC

 

Sheerness is the largest town on the Isle of Sheppey. Sheppey which regularly wins the blue flag for its clean beaches and has many pubs, restaurants, shops and other leisure attractions. Productions that have previously visited this location include Four in a Bed (2018) and Top Gear – The Sweeney (2012).

The 20th anniversary special of DIY SOS: The Big Build will air on Thursday 5th September 2019 on BBC One at 8pm.

Links:

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

For more information about the show: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0216467/

For more information about Isle of Sheppey: https://www.visitkent.co.uk/destinations/isle-of-sheppey-and-sittingbourne/