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 […]



À nous les petites Anglaises (1976)

Movie Poster - cartoon character of woman wearing swimming costume

Director and writer: Michel Lang Starring: Rémi Laurent, Stéphane Hillel, Véronique Delbourg Production Company: Les Films Galaxie Kent locations used: Ramsgate, Kingsgate Bay, Botany Bay and the Port of Dover À nous les petites Anglaises is a French coming-of-age film set in England in the summer of 1959. Two French boys Alain (Remi Laurent) and […]



The Black Windmill (1974)

Production poster

  Director: Don Siegel Writer: Leigh Vance (screenplay), Clive Egleton (novel) Starring: Michael Caine, Donald Pleasence, Delphine Seyrig Production Company: Universal Pictures Kent locations used:  Ramsgate Hover port, Pegwell Bay The Black Windmill is a thriller about British agent Tarrant (Michael Caine) whose son has been kidnapped and is being held ransom for diamonds. Tarrant finds […]



Upstairs Downstairs – The Sudden Storm (1974)

The cast of Upstairs, Downstairs

Starring: Angela Baddeley, Jean Marsh, Meg Wynn Owen, Simon Williams, David Langton, Gordon Jackson Production Company: London Weekend Television (LWT), Sagitta Productions Ltd. Kent Locations: Herne Bay Upstairs, Downstairs is an ITV drama series set in a townhouse in Belgravia and charts the lives of the wealthy Bellamy family and their servants during the First World […]