Young Sherlock Holmes (1986)

  Director: Barry Levinson Writer: Arthur Conan Doyle, Chris Columbus Starring: Nicolas Rowe, Alan Cox, Sophie Ward, Anthony Higgins Production Company: Amblin Entertainment, Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), Paramount Pictures Kent locations used: Penshurst Place Young Sherlock Holmes is a new take on the classic tales of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, in which […]



Dempsey and Makepeace ‘Cry God for Harry’ (1985)

Directed by: William Brayne Written by: Neil Rudyard Starring: Michael Brandon, Glynis Barber, Ray Smith, Ralph Michael, Keith Bonnard Ralph Arliss, Seretta Wilson, John Terry Production Company: Golden Eagle Films, London Weekend Television (LWT) Kent Filming Locations: Chilham Castle, Chilham Square Dempsey and Makepeace is a British crime drama focusing on the relationship between American Lt. James Dempsey (Michael Brandon) […]



Mapp & Lucia (1985–1986)

Mapp and Lucia DVD

Director: Donald McWhinnie Writer: E.F. Benson (novel) and Gerald Savory (screenplay) Starring: Prunella Scales, Geraldine McEwan, Nigel Hawthorne, Denis Lill, James Greene Production Company: London Weekend Television (LWT) Kent Locations: Chilham including Cumberland Lodge, Hever Castle Mapp and Lucia is a Channel 4 series, based on three 1930’s novels by E. F. Benson. Set in the fictional Sussex […]



The Zany Adventures of Robin Hood (1984)

Robin Hood (George Segal) standing on a tree with a bow and arrow

Director: Ray Austin Writer: Robert Kaufman Starring: George Segal, Morgan Fairchild, Roddy McDowall, Robert Hardy Production Company: Charles Fries Productions Kent Locations: Penshurst Place, Allington Castle The Zany Adventures of Robin Hood is a made-for-TV spoof of the classic story of forest rogue Robin (George Segal) who, along with his merry men, foils Prince John’s (Roddy McDowall) […]



The Draughtsmans Contract (1982)

Writer/Director: Peter Greenaway Stars: Anthony Higgins, Janet Suzman and Dave Hill Production Company: British Film Institute (BFI), Channel Four Television Kent Filming Locations: Groombridge Place Set in the 17th Century, The Draughtsman’s Contact focuses on the contract between Mr Neville (Anthony Higgins) and Mrs Herbert (Janet Suzman) to paint a picture of her husband’s estate. […]



Henry VIII (1979)

Director: Kevin Billington Writer: William Shakespeare (play), Stars: John Stride, Timothy West, Ronald Pickup, Claire Bloom, Julian Glover, Jeremy Kemp, Peter Vaughan Production Company: BBC, Time-Life Television Productions Kent Locations Used: Hever Castle, Leeds Castle, Penshurst Place Henry VIII is a BBC television film adaptation of William Shakespeare’s original play which provides a dramatized account of […]



The Medusa Touch (1978)

  Directed By: Jack Gold Written By: Peter Van Greenaway (novel), John Briley (screenplay) Starring: Richard Burton, Lee Remick and Lino Ventura Production Company: Coatesgold, Incorporated Television Company (ITC) Kent Filming Locations Used: Herne Bay & Reculver The Medusa Touch is the chilling tale of a man with a gift for disaster. Richard Burton (Cleopatra, Where Eagles Dare) is John Morlar, a man […]



Blakes 7 – Bounty (1978)

Blakes 7 logo in space

Director: Pennant Roberts Creator: Terry Nation Starring: Gareth Thomas, Sally Knyvette, Paul Darrow, T.P. McKenna Production Company: BBC Kent Locations: Quex Park – Waterloo Tower in Birchington Blake’s 7 is a BBC One science fiction show which ran for four series between 1978 –1981. Set in the future, the show is about a group of […]



The Big Sleep (1978)

Director: Michael Winner Writers: Raymond Chandler (novel), Michael Winner (screenplay) Starring: Sarah Miles, John Mills, Oliver Reed, Edward Fox, James Stewart, Joan Collins Production Company: ITC Films, Winkast Film Productions Kent Locations Used: The Royal Harbour in Ramsgate The Big Sleep is a film adaption of Raymond Chandler‘s 1939 novel of the same name. Set in […]