Great Expectations (1989)

Great Expectations Movieposter 1989

  Director: Kevin Connor Writers: Charles Dickens (Novel) Starring: Kim Thompson, Jean Simmons, Anthony Calf & Anthony Hopkins Production Company: Harlech Television (HTV), Primetime Television Ltd., Tesauro Television, Walt Disney Television Kent Locations Used: Harty Church, Rochester, Chatham, Upnor village With a future as a blacksmith before him, Pip is invited to the home of the […]



Inspector Morse – Deceived by Flight (1989)

Starring: John Thaw, Kevin Whatley, Nathaniel Parker, Peter Amory, Norman Rodway Directed by: Anthony Simmons Production Company: Zenith Productions, Central Independent Television Kent locations used: Port of Dover, Dover Priory Station Deceived by Flight is episode 3, from series 3, of the well-known Inspector Morse series based on the novels by Colin Dexter where Morse is […]



Lady Jane (1987)

  Directed By:  Trevor Nunn Starring: Helena Bonham Carter, Cary Elwes, John Wood, Patrick Stewart Production Company: Capital Equipment Leasing, Paramount Pictures Kent Locations Used: Hever Castle, Leeds Castle, Dover Castle When the death of King Henry VIII throws the country into chaos, the question of succession to the throne must be resolved. While the King’s […]



Full Metal Jacket (1987)

Soldiers walking in front of military truck.

Director: Stanley Kubrick Stars: Matthew Modine, R. Lee Ermey, Vincent D’Onofrio Production Company: Natant Stanley, Kubrick Productions, Warner Bros. Kent Locations Used: Cliffe Set in the late 1960’s, Full Metal Jacket follows the lives of trainee marines as they undergo a gruelling boot camp under the direction of demanding Sergeant Hartman (R. Lee Ermey). During the […]



The Princess Bride (1987)

Directed by: Rob Reiner Written by: William Goldman Starring: Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Parinkin, Chris Sarandon, Fred Savage, Peter Falk and Andre the Giant Production Company: Act III Communications, Buttercup Films Ltd., The Princess Bride Ltd. Kent Locations used: Penshurst Place The Princess Bride is cult fantasy film, based on the 1973 book of the […]



A Room With A View (1986)

Directed by: James Ivory Produced by: Ismail Merchant Starring: Maggie Smith, Helena Bonham Carter, Judi Dench, Julian Sands, Daniel Day Lewis Production Company: Goldcrest Films International, National Film Finance Corporation (NFFC), Curzon Film Distributors, Film Four International, Merchant Ivory Productions Kent Filming Locations Used: Emmett’s Garden in Sevenoaks, Chiddingstone, Brasted. Set in the early 1900’s, Lucy Honeychurch (Bonham Carter) embarks […]



The Mission (1986)

Director: Roland Joffe Starring: Robert De Niro, Jeremy Irons, Liam Neeson, Ronald Pickup, Aidan Quin Production Company: Warner Bros., Goldcrest Films International, Kingsmere Productions Ltd., Enigma Productions, AMLF Kent locations used:  Fort Amherst The Mission is an Oscar winning action film focused on the story of Rodrigo Mendoza (Robert De Niro), who after killing his brother, is […]



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 […]