River Walks (2018)

Presenter JB Gill pictured weaiting a brown jumper and jacket in the countryside with greenery behind him as he walks along the river

JB Gill Presenting on River Walks ©BBC

Presenter: JB Gill
Production Company: BBC TV
Kent Locations Used: Godinton, Canterbury, Pegwell Bay

River Walks (2018), a new BBC series, will showcase eleven spectacular walking routes across England, broadcast parallel in the Regions. Each episode will reveal how the waterways have shaped the local landscape, history and culture, with celebrity guests suggesting routes for picturesque walks.

Presenting the Southeast episode will be JB Gill (Down on the Farm, Songs of Praise). Other famous faces to explore England’s scenic riverbanks include Rachel Johnson and her father Stanley Johnson (I’m A Celebrity… 2017), as well as broadcaster Stuart Maconie and actress Shobna Gulati (Coronation Street).

The series includes a walk along the Kentish Stour, starting at its source in Godinton in the district of Ashford and following it through the historic city of Canterbury and ending at Pegwell Bay in Thanet.

Previous filming that has taken place across the Stour Valley includes Country File (2012) which filmed in Ashford, Britain’s Great Cathedrals with Tony Robinson (2018) in Canterbury, and Fantasy Homes By the Sea (2018) in Thanet.

River Walks (2018) starts on BBC One South East Channel on Monday 10th December at 7:30pm.

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


Books That Made Britain – Writers of Rye (2016)

Writer sitting down with a book laughing away from the camera. Writers of Rye 16th Octover 15:45 BBC ONE South East written in white.

Writers of Rye © Factory Films

Production Company: Factory Films

Kent Locations Used: Romney Marsh

Books That Made Britain is a BBC series which explores how books have portrayed the different regions they are set in.

An upcoming episode explores the Writers of Rye and presenter Damian Barr discovers how the Sussex town has inspired many writers, and continues to have a literary influence to this day.

The production visited nearby Romney Marsh in Kent in July 2016 to film presenter pieces to camera and general views.

Romney Marsh covers around 100 square miles from Rye to Hythe and is renowned for its unique natural beauty, unspoiled countryside, diverse wildlife and extensive coastline. The Romney Marsh area has been used as a film location for The Honourable Woman (2014), Parade’s End (2012) and Dr Syn: The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh (1964).

Books That Made Britain – Writers of Rye will air on Sunday 16th October at 15:45 on BBC One South East.

BBC One South East can be found wherever you are in the country: Sky Channel 963, FreeSat 959, Freeview 858.


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