The 1900 Island – Series 1 (2019)

Image of the Kent based family, the Barkers, displaying husband and wife Clive and Cheryl Barker, walking outside on the beach and linking arms.

The Barker Family in The 1900 Island Series ©BBC

Director: Alexis Giradet
Production Company: Wildflame Productions
Kent Locations Used: Herne Bay

In this new BBC 2 series, four families face the challenge of living more than 100 years in the past, attempting to make a living in a fishing community in Llanddwyn, an uninhabited island off the coast of Anglesey. There will be many challenges for the families, including extreme weather conditions, skills shortages and not least family conflict.

Producer and director Alexis Giradet (Earth’s Natural Wonders, Down the mighty river with Steve Backshall) is known for filming in extreme conditions, and The 1900 Island is no different. One of the four families that take part in this series, the Barkers are from Herne Bay, Kent.

In various episodes, the series features the Barker family from Kent. The production visited Herne Bay to interview Clive and Cheryl Barker, before moving them to the remote island.

Herne Bay is a seaside town in Kent, and has also been the site of other productions, including Blue Planet UK Series 1 (2019), and Holiday of my Lifetime with Len Goodman (2016).

The 1900 Island will be airing on BBC 2 on Monday 10th June 2019 at 7pm, and is currently available to watch on BBC iPlayer.

For more information about Kent’s Filming History please visit our Movie Map.