Great Expectations (1999)

Directed By: Julian Jarrold Written By: Charles Dickens (Novel) & Tony Marchant (Adaptation) Starring: Ioan Gruffudd, Charlotte Rampling, Justine Waddell, Clive Russell Production Company: BBC, WGBH Kent Locations Used: Sheerness Docks, Kingswear Castle Paddlesteamer, Chatham Docks & River Medway Surrounded by memorabilia from her ill-fated wedding, Ms Havisham invites local orphan Pip to her home to […]

I Want You (1998)

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Director: Michael Winterbottom Starring: Rachel Weisz, Alessandro Nivola, Luka Petrusic Production Company: Polygram Filmed Entertainment, Revolution Films Kent location used: Dungeness, Folkestone Harbour arm I Want You is a film noir about a young boy, Honda (Luka Petrusic) and his sister Smokey (Labina Mitevska) who get drawn into the relentless pursuit of Helen (Rachel Weisz) by […]

Our Mutual Friend (1998)

Directed by: Julian Farino Produced By: Caroline Wearing Written By: Charles Dickens (Novel) & Sandy Welch (Adaptation) Starring: Keeley Hawes, Paul McGann, Anna Friel, David Morrissey & Steven Mackintosh Production Company: BBC Kent Locations Used: The Historic Dockyard Chatham, River Medway Our Mutual Friend was Charles Dickens’ last complete novel. It was written in 1864-1865 when […]

The Saint (1997)

Director: Phillip Noyce Starring: Val Kilmer, Elizabeth Shue, Henry Goodman, Rade Šerbedžija, Alun Armstrong  Production Company: Paramount Pictures, Rysher Entertainment, Mace Neufeld Productions, Robert Evans Company Kent Filming Location: Fort Amherst, Chatham Inspired by the 1928 novels and following in the footsteps of the 1960’s TV series, starring Roger Moore, The Saint is about Simon Templar […]

The Mill on the Floss (1997)

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Director: Graham Theakston Writer: Hugh Stoddart (Screenplay) & George Eliot (Novel) Starring: Emily Watson, Cheryl Campbell, James Frain, Bernard Hill, Joanna David, Ifan Meredith Production Company: BBC, Canal+ Carnival Film & Television, UGC DA International Kent Locations: The Historic Dockyard Chatham The Mill on the Floss is a 1997 BBC adaptation of the George Eliot classic […]

Jude (1996)

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Director: Michael Winterbottom Writer: Hossein Amini (screenplay), Thomas Hardy (novel) Starring: Christopher Eccleston, Kate Winslet, Liam Cunningham, Rachel Griffiths Production Company: BBC Films, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Revolution Films Kent Locations Used: Kent and East Sussex Railway Jude is a 1996 British period drama film about a self-educated stonemason who enters into an illicit affair with […]

The Wind in the Willows – Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride (1996)

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Director: Terry Jones Writer: Terry Jones (Screenplay), Kenneth Grahame (Novel) Starring: Steve Coogan, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Antony Sher, Nicol Williamson, John Cleese, Stephen Fry, Bernard Hill, Michael Palin, Nigel Planer, Julia Sawalha, Robert Bathurst, Richard James Production Company: Allied Filmmakers Kent locations: Dover Castle, Chiddingstone The Wind in The Willows – Mr Toad’s Wild Ride […]

French and Saunders – Pride and Prejudice (1996)

French and Saunders - Pride and Prejudice screenshot at Finchcocks - actors dressed in period costume wwalking through the garden with the homeowners in shot

Written and starring: Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders Production Company: BBC Kent Locations: Finchcocks French and Saunders is a BBC sketch comedy series written by and starring comic duo Dawn French (The Wrong Mans, Let Them Eat Cake, The Vicar of Dibley) and Jennifer Saunders (Absolutely Fabulous, Coraline, Shrek 2). The show aired for seven […]

Hercule Poirots Christmas (1995)

  Director: Edward Bennett Writer: Clive Exton Starring: David Suchet, Philip Jackson, Vernon Dobtcheff,  Simon Roberts Production Company: Carnival Film & Television, London Weekend Television, Picture Partnership Productions Kent Filming Locations: Chilham  In 1995 Hercule Poirot (David Suchet) visited Chilham in Kent for a further instalment of his adventures as written by Agatha Christie. Multi millionaire Simeon (Vernon Dubtcheff) arranges […]

Cold Comfort Farm (1995)

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Director: John Schlesinger Writer: Malcolm Bradbury (screenplay), Stella Gibbons (novel) Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Eileen Atkins, Sheila Burrell, Stephen Fry, Freddie Jones, Joanna Lumley, Ian McKellen Production Company: BBC, Thames Television Kent Locations Used: Kent and East Sussex Railway, Royal Military Canal Cold Comfort Farm is a BBC adaption of Stella Gibbons’ novel of the same name. […]