Cold Comfort Farm (1995)

Cold Comfort Farm poster

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. […]



Red Dwarf, Gunmen of the Apocalypse (1993)

    Writer: Rob Grant, Doug Naylor Director: Andy De Emmony Starring: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Robert Llewellyn Production Company: Grant Naylor Kent Locations Used: Filmed in Laredo Wild West Town, Longfield, Kent In Gunmen of the Apocalypse (Season 6, Ep 3), cult Sci-fi TV Series Red Dwarf visited Kent.  The crew of […]



The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1993)

The Mystery of Edwin Drood movieposter 1993

Directed By: Timothy Forder Written By: Charles Dickens (Novel) and Timothy Forder (Adaptation) Starring:  Robert Powell, Gareth Arnold, Gemma Craven & Michelle Evans. Production Company: First Standard Media Kent Locations Used: Rochester Cathedral, Rochester Famed as Dickens’ unfinished novel, the acclaimed author died in 1870 leaving the ending of the book a mystery forever.  Although both story […]



Moon and Son (1992)

Behind the scenes, Moon and Son at Civic Centre, Folkestone

Creator: Robert Banks Stewart Directors: Ken Grieve, Robert Tronson, Paul Harrison, Roger Tucker Writers: Michael Aitkens, Leslie Darbon Cast: Millicent Martin, John Michie, Laure Killing, Ian Redford, Patrick Drury, John Fitzgerald Jay Production Company: BBC Kent locations: Folkestone, Kent and East Sussex Railway, Oare Marshes, Chilham Castle, Crabble Corn Mill, Deal, Folkestone Harbour, Dungeness Estate, […]



Covington Cross (1992)

Covington Cross characters standing in front of the castle

Creator/writer: Gil Grant Starring: Nigel Terry, Cherie Lunghi, James Faulkner, Jonathan Firth, Tim Killick, Glenn Quinn, Ione Skye Production Company: Gil Grant Productions, Reeves Entertainment Group, Thames Television Kent Locations: Penshurst Place, Allington Castle  Covington Cross is a medieval soap about the day to day concerns and struggles of the Grey family, headed up by widower, […]



Waterland (1992)

Directed by: Stephen Gyllenhaal Starring: Jeremy Irons, Ethan Hawke, Sinéad Cusack,  Maggie Gyllenhaal Production Company: British Screen Productions, Channel Four Films, Palace Pictures, Pandora Cinema Kent Filming Locations Used: Doddington Place Gardens Based on the 1983 novel of the same name, Waterland, by Graham Swift, discusses how the events in our youth can leave a damaging […]



Darling Buds of May (1991 – 1993)

The cast of The Darling Buds of May © ITV

Director : David Giles, Robert Tronson, Rodney Bennett, Steve Goldie Writer: H. E Bates, Paul Wheeler, Stephen Bill Production Company: Excelsior, Yorkshire Television Kent Filming Locations: Pluckley, Folkestone, Set in Kent in the 1950’s Darling Buds of May was filmed on location in Pluckley and Folkestone. The programme focused on the Larkin family who appeared to have […]



Hamlet (1990)

Directed by: Franco Zeffirelli Starring: Mel Gibson, Glenn Close, Alan Bates & Helena Bonham Carter. Production Company:  Canal+, Carolco Pictures, Icon Entertainment International, Icon Productions, Marquis Nelson Entertainment, Sovereign Pictures, Warner Bros. Kent Filming Location: Dover Castle When Prince Hamlet returns to Denmark following the death of his father, he discovers his mother has already […]



Poirot – The Kidnapped Prime Minister (1990)

Writer: Agatha Christie (novel), Clive Exton (adaption) Director: Andrew Grieve Starring: David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Philip Jackson Production Company: Carnival Film & Television, London Weekend Television, Picture Partnership Productions Kent Locations: Ingress Abbey, Greenhithe, St Margaret’s Bay and Dover This ITV adaption of Poirot – The Kidnapped Prime Minister is based on Agatha Christie’s Poirot Investigates short […]



The Garden (1990)

The Garden screenshot - Dungeness beach and sea

Directed by: Derek Jarman Starring: Tilda Swinton, Pete Lee-Wilson, Michael Gough Production Company: Basilisk Communications, Channel 4, British Screen Productions, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, Uplink, Sohbi Kikaku, Space Shower TV Kent locations: Dungeness The Garden is one of avant-garde director Derek Jarman’s final films, and intertwines an almost wordless story about two gay lovers who are arrested, severely […]