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 […]

Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em, Series One (1973)

Michele Dotrice as Betty and Michael Crawford as Frank Spencer standing in front of a train

  Director: Michael Mills Writer: Raymond Allen Starring: Michael Crawford and Michele Dotrice Production Company: BBC Kent Locations used: Herne Bay Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em is a BBC sitcom following the accident-prone Frank Spencer (Michele Dotrice) and his ill-fated attempts to hold down a job and look after his family. There were three series […]

Someone Behind the Door (1972)

  Directed by: Nicholas Gessner Starring: Anthony Perkins, Charles Bronson & Jill Ireland Production Company: Comacico, Lira Films, Société Nouvelle de Cinématographie (SNC) Kent Filming Locations Used: Folkestone Filmed in 1971, Someone Behind the Door stars Charles Bronson as the violent amnesiac caught in a dysfunctional relationship between husband and wife. Anthony Perkins stars as […]

Elizabeth R (1971)

Elizabeth R

  Starring: Glenda Jackson, Ronald Hines, Stephen Murray, Rachel Kempson, Robert Hardy, John Shrapnel Production Company: BBC, Masterpiece Kent Filming Locations: Penshurst Place, Chiddingstone, St. Mary the Virgin Church This six part BBC drama is about the life and tumultuous reign of Elizabeth I, including her rise to the throne, quest for a suitor and the […]