Kent Locations Used: Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury High Street and Dane John Gardens
This two-part series ‘Britain’s Christmas Story’ presented by Gareth Malone and Karen Gibson uncovers some of the origins of our British Christmas traditions and reveals that in the past, our festive season and Christmas Carols were as much about dancing as singing.
Canterbury Cathedral is a world heritage site and is the oldest and most renowned cathedral in England. Dane John Gardens is an historic park, which dates to 1551. The gardens afford an excellent view of the city and have the city wall along their border.
Anil Kapoor, Arshad Warsi, Saurabh Shukla, John Abraham, Ileana D’Cruz, Kriti Kharbanda, Pulkit Samrat and Urvashi Rautela in Pagalpanti
Writers: Anees Bazmee, Shreya Dev Verma
Director: Anees Bazmee
Starring: Kriti Kharbanda, John Abraham, Ileana D’Cruz
Production Company: Panorama Studios, T-Series Films
Kent Locations Used: Faversham, The Historic Dockyard Chatham
Pagalpanti is an action comedy about three men, considered as losers by the people in their lives, who plan to get rich along with their girlfriends by robbing two gangsters. The title of the film ‘Pagalpanti’ is Hindi for ‘insanity’ which accurately describes the comic theme of the film.
The production filmed scenes in Faversham, where Market Street doubled as a busy London market and Guild Hall was converted into a fireworks shop. The Historic Dockyard Chatham was used for a car chase scene along Slip 5, Museum Square, Ropery Street and Anchor Wharf.
The Historic Dockyard Chatham was established in the mid-16th century and is located on the River Medway. The site offers maritime, industrial, Georgian and Victorian architecture and cobbled streets, an ideal set for many film productions. Recent films that have used the Dockyard in their productions include The Aeronauts (2019) and Farming (2019).
Pagalpanti will be released in cinemas on 22nd November 2019.
Whilst it may be small in size, Challock is a beautiful rural Kentish village located in the North Downs AONB. Other similar filming locations of note on the region include Chilham, where productions of Top Gear and Miss Marple have taken place and Wormshill, where an Eastenders Easter Special was filmed back in 2007.
The series will air from Thursday 28th November 2019 on The Food Network and will run weekly for four episodes.
Daytime BBC TV programme Flog It! follows Paul Martin and his team as they value antiques submitted by members of the public and subsequently sell them on at auction.
Production for Series 17 filmed at Dover Castle as a valuations location as well as the seafront at St Margaret’s Bay and surrounding streets in February and March 2018. The historic Castle stands prominently on Dover’s famous white cliffs. It features structures from multiple periods of British history from a medieval keep to military tunnels dating from the Second World War. The Castle featured in Disney’s Christopher Robin (2018) and King Lear (2018).
The new series begins on BBC One at 17:15 on Monday 18th November 2019.
Pictured: Kerry and Jordan (Copyright – Channel 4)
Starring: Ashley Banjo Production Company: Second Star production Kent Locations Used: Whitstable, Dartford and Hythe
The objective of reality show Flirty Dancing, is to help people find a romantic partner through the art of dance. Each episode features two pairs of singletons, both will be taught one half of a choreographed dance routine; eventually meeting up for a date where they perform together.
Whitstable is a bohemian seaside town which was famous for its oysters and is now famous for the harbour where sunbathing, swimming and water sports are popular including jet skiing. Furthermore, it has one of the oldest yacht clubs. Previous filming here includes Who Do You Think You Are? (2018) and The Apprentice (2015).
Dartford town centre lies in a valley through which River Darent flows. Dartford became a market town in medieval times and is now mainly a commuter town for Greater London. However, it does have a long history of religious, industrial and cultural importance. Previous filming here includes Who Do You Think You Are? (2014) and Don’t Tell the Bride (2013).
Hythe is a coastal market town in the district of Folkestone & Hythe. The town has medieval and Georgian buildings and was once defended by two castles; it has a lot of sporting activities to do such as horse riding, bowling, tennis and many more. Previous filming includes Celebs on the Farm (2018).
Series 2 is due to start at 8pm on Channel 4 from Friday 8th November 2019.
Starring: Felicity Jones, Eddie Redmayne, Himesh Patel
Production Company: Amazon Studios, Mandeville Films
Kent Locations Used: The Historic Chatham Dockyard Ropery
In The Aeronauts, a fictionalised account based on some real events set in the 1860s, fictional pilot Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) and historical meteorologist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) find themselves in an epic fight for survival while attempting to make scientific discoveries in a hot air balloon.
“When presented with a brief to find a balloon factory location there was really no other choice than The Historic Dockyard in Chatham. There are very few places left with an authentic Georgian timber structure that have stood the test of time.
No 3 Slip is the real deal with the added benefit of the film friendly aspects of the Dockyard filming team who are very welcoming with an easy can-do attitude,” commented Christian Huband, Production Designer, The Aeronauts.
Starring: Idris Elba, Bill Bailey, Neil D’Souza, Madeline Appiah, Jimmy Akingbola
Production Companies: Green Door Pictures, Sprout Pictures
Kent Filming locations: Nell’s Café Gravesend
In the Long Run is a series created by and starring Idris Elba. The comedy is semi-autobiographical about the actor’s childhood in London during the 80’s. The second series starts as Walter (Idris Elba) is elected union representative at his workplace. When their jobs are threatened, Walter’s friends and colleagues, Bagpipes (Bill Bailey) and Rajesh (Neil D’Souza), plan to go on strike. Meanwhile, Agnes (Madeline Appiah) is looking to start a new career at the local council.
Starring: Jonnie Irwin Production Company: Boundless Productions Kent Locations Used: Sevenoaks Town Centre
Escape to the Perfect Town, commissioned by the BBC, is a brand-new daytime television programme which seeks to help prospective property buyers find their dream homes in Britain’s top market towns.
Presented by Jonnie Irwin, known for hosting similar property programmes Escape to the Country and A Place in the Sun, the show will follow the journey of individuals looking for a fresh start; whether it be to escape city life, set up their family home, relocate for work or perhaps, find more space and a better quality of life.
In this series, traditional market towns from all over the country will be explored, including Sevenoaks in western Kent, where filming took partly in the town centre.
The town centre of Sevenoaks is comprised of small, picturesque alleyways that are abundant with specialist and independent shops alongside popular high street and designer brands. It is also home to Nevill Ground, one of the oldest cricket grounds in the country. That said, the district in its entirety has the added advantage of being just a stone’s throw from London. An area nestled in the heart of the Kentish countryside; it is steeped in history with numerous attractions for visitors. Sevenoaks has been previously used as a filming location by production companies such as Four in a Bed (2018) and Antiques Road Show – Ightham Mote (2017).
Writer: Adewale Akinnuage – Agbaje Director: Adewale Akinnuage – Agbaje Starring: Kate Beckinsdale, Gugu Mbath-lraw and Adewale Akinnuage- Agbaje Production company: Groundswell Production Kent Locations: The Historic Dockyard Chatham, Gillingham
Farming takes the audience on a journey through childhood memories of the film’s director Adewale Akinnuage-Agbaje, who, as a young Nigerian boy, was given to a white British family by his own parents in the hope of a better future. However, tables turn as he goes on to become the feared leader of a white skinhead gang.
There were two Kent locations used in Farming. At the first, The Historic Dockyard Chatham, various areas such as at The Joiner’s Shop, House Carpenters Shop, and the rear of The Smithery, Ropery and Anchor Wharf were used.
Production also visited a jewellery shop in Gillingham for some further scenes.
The Historic Dockyard Chatham, spans over 80 Acres, with over 100 buildings and structures dating back to the Georgian and Victorian era. The dockyard has previously featured in productions such as Yardie (2018) and Level Up (2016).
Gillingham is also located in the district of Medway.
The film will be released in UK cinemas on Friday 11th October 2019.
Writer: Peter Bowker Directors: Chanya Button, Adam Smith, Andy Wilson, Thomas Napper Starring: Jonah Hauer-King, Zofia Wichlacz, Yrsa Daley-Ward, Helen Hunt, Sean Bean and Arthur Darvill Production Company: BBC One, Mammoth Screen Kent Locations Used: Historic Dockyard Chatham
Upcoming BBC seven-part drama series World On Fire, is a coming of age story, set against the harsh conditions of World War II.
Set on the River Medway, The Historic Dockyard Chatham has become a popular film location due to its unique Georgian and Victorian architecture, maritime environment, dry dock, cobbled streets, industrial buildings and collection of preserved naval vessels from different periods of the Royal Navy. The Dockyard has previously featured as a filming location set around the 1940s and 50s in a number of both British and international productions including Summer of Rockets (2019), The Halcyon (2018) and The Crown (2016).
The first episode of World on Fire will air on 9pm, Sunday 29th September, BBC1 and will also be available on Amazon Prime after the series has aired.