Burke and Hare 2010

Director: John Landis Writers: Piers Ashworth, Nick Moorcroft Starring: Simon Pegg, Andy Serkis and Isla Fisher Production Company: Ealing Studios Kent Locations: Knole House Based on true-life characters of William Burke and William Hare, this black comedy has an all-star cast including Simon Pegg, Andy Serkis, Isla Fisher and Sir Christopher Lee.  It tells the story of the two infamous […]

Great British Railway Journeys 2010

Documentary series in which Michael Portillo travels the length and breadth of the country by train Production Company: Talkback Thames Kent Filming Locations: Starborough Castle, Deal Pier, Dreamland in Margate, Caverley Grounds in Tunbridge Wells, Chatham High Street In this series, Michael Portillo travels the length and breadth of the country with a copy of George Bradshaw’s Victorian Railway […]

Sherlock Holmes (2009)

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The Victorian Sleuth returns to our screens in an all action film Director: Guy Richie Writer: Simon Kinberg, Anthony Peckham Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Jude Law, Rachel McAdams, Mark Strong, Eddie Marsan and Kelly Reilly Production Company: Silver Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures, Wigram Productions Kent Filming Locations: The Historic Dockyard Chatham Boxing day 2009 saw the release of […]

The Hide (2009)

Director: Marek Losey   Writer: Tim Whitnall Starring: Alex Macqueen and Phil Campbell Production Company: Poisson Rouge Pictures, Solution Films Limited Kent Filming Locations: Elmley Marshes, Swale and Harty Ferry Inn  Based on the play by Tim Whitnall and starring Alex MacQueen and Philip Campbell, The Hide tells the story of a reclusive bird watcher who […]

Axe the Agent? (2009)

Production Company: BBC Kent Locations: Sevenoaks Axe the Agent? visited Kent to help a home owner sell their house. Desperate to save on commission fees, home owners turn to presenters Gary McCausland, a property developer by trade, and Jonny Benarr, a former estate agent, for advice on how to attract prospective buyers and entice that […]

Sissinghurst (2009)

BBC documentary charts the changes to one of Kent’s iconic gardens. Director: Claire Whalley  Production Company: BBC   Kent Locations: Sissinghurst Castle Gardens This new BBC reality programme charts the proposed changes to the Sissinghurst Castle Gardens. The property was the home of writer and artist Vita Sackville West and her husband Harold Nicholson. Together […]

Darwin’s Dangerous Idea (2009)

Andrew Marr’s Darwinian journey brings him to Kent. Production Company: BBC, The Open University Kent Locations: Castle Farm, Shoreham Presented by Andrew Marr, Darwin’s Dangerous Idea explores how Darwin’s Theory Of Evolution has had an impact, not only on our understanding of natural selcetionm but many other aspects of our lives, including the way in which we […]

Missing (2009)

Director: Laurence Wilson  Writers: Roy Boulter, Matt Leys, Ann-Marie Di Mambro, Karen McLachlan Starring: Pauline Quirke, Felix Scott, Pooja Shah, Mark Wingett, Adjoa Andoh Production Companies: Leopard Films Kent Filming Locations: Maidstone and Dover – Port and White Cliffs. Missing is a new daytime crime about a small and under-sourced Missing Persons Unit (MPU) based in Dover […]