The First Team (2020)

Actors Theo Barklem-Biggs, Shaquille Ali-Yebuah, Jake Short, Jack McMullen, Will Arnett sitting by lockers wearing red football shirts

Theo Barklem-Biggs, Shaquille Ali-Yebuah, Jake Short, Jack McMullen and Will Arnett in The First Team (2020) © Fudgepark

Writers: Damon Beesley and Iain Morris
Director: Iain Morris, Damon Beesley
Starring: Jack McMullen, Jake Short, and Shaquille Ali-Yebuah
Production Company: BBC Studios, Fudge Park Productions
Kent Locations Used: Sevenoaks

The First Team is a six-part British sitcom following the friendship of three young footballers at a fictional Premier League Club. The series follows the mostly off-pitch antics of the boys played by Shaquille Ali-Yebuah (The Feed (2019), Save Me (2018)), Jack McMullen (Little Boy Blue (2017), Brotherhood (2016)) and Jake Short (All night (2018), Man of the House (2018)) who are far less talented where money and women are concerned than scoring goals. The series also stars Paulo Sassenelli as the mercurial Italian manager Cesare. Will Arnett (The Lego Movie (2014)The Lego Batman Movie (2017)Arrested Development (2003-2019)) as the team’s eccentric American Chairman, Theo Barklem-Biggs (Sliced (2019), White Gold (2019)) as resident hard-man Petey Brooks and Chris Geere(Single Parents (2020), Modern Family (2018-2020)) as their ineffectual coach Chris Booth.

This sitcom was written and directed by The Inbetweeners creators Iain Morris (Ill Behaviour (2017), Drifters (2013-2016)) and Damon Beesley (The Festival (2018), Siblings (2014-2016)). Both writers received the British Comedy Award for Best Sitcom in 2008 for The Inbetweeners, and have also won awards for their comedy series White Gold.

The production filmed at a private residence in Sevenoaks for part of the series.  Sevenoaks is a Kentish town which is home to landmarks such as Knole Park and Riverhill Gardens, both of which have stunning natural and historic significance. Previous productions to film at Knole Park include The Favourite (2019) and Judwaa 2 (2017).

The First Team will air on BBC Two on Thursday 28th May 2020 at 9:30pm.

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For more information about filming in Kent, please contact: : filmoffice@kent.gov.uk

For more information on The First Team please visit: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9860660/.

For more information on Knole Park please visit: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/knole

For more information on Riverhill Gardens please visit: http://www.riverhillgardens.co.uk/

For more information about Kent’s Filming History please visit our Movie Map: https://kentfilmoffice.co.uk/kent-movie-map/moviemap-live-2/

 

 


Harry Potter: A History of Magic (2017)

J.K. Rowling looking at forward sitting in front of books

Harry Potter: A History of Magic – Picture Shows: JK Rowling – (C) BBC – Photographer: Tom Hayward

Starring: J.K. Rowling

Kent Locations Used: Holly Hill Woodlands, Tonbridge & Malling

BBC documentary Harry Potter: A History of Magic, explores and celebrates the magical history of the Harry Potter universe. An exhibition on the subject opens in October at the British Library, and the documentary attempts to capture the experience for television by featuring artifacts, texts, memorabilia and artwork from the displays.

Warwick Davis sitting on chair reading book

Programme Name: Harry Potter: A History of Magic – Picture Shows: Warwick Davis – (C) BBC – Photographer: Johann Perry

Harry Potter author, J.K. Rowling, will feature in the documentary and talk about items that she has donated to the exhibition and their importance in the Harry Potter universe

The production visited Holly Hill Woodlands in Tonbridge & Malling, featuring two local wand makers. Other productions filmed in the area include: Cape Wrath (2007) and Doctor Who: The Dominators (1968).

Harry Potter: A History of Magic airs on Saturday 28th October at 9pm on BBC Two.

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For more information about filming in Kent please contact: filmoffice@kent.gov.uk

For more information on the documentary visit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/proginfo/2017/44/harry-potter-history-of-magic

For more information on Hollyhill Woodland visit: http://www.kentdowns.org.uk/40-places/holly-hill-woodlands

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The Big Family Cooking Showdown (2017)

Presenters standing behind cooking bench with cooking utensils

The Big Family Cooking Showdown – (C) Voltage TV Productions

Starring: Zoe Ball, Nadiya Hussain, Giorgio Locatelli and Rosemary Shrager

Production Company: Voltage TV

Kent Locations Used: The Quadrangle Trust

The Big Family Cooking Showdown is a brand new BBC cooking competition series where families compete to be the best home cooks. In

Group shot of presenters standing looking towards camera

The Big Family Cooking Showdown – (C) Voltage TV Productions

each episode, two teams consisting of three family members, who compete in three cooking challenges. At the end of the three rounds, the judges select a winner for the quarter finals where they will face winners from other episodes.

The presenters of the series are Zoe Ball (Strictly Come Dancing) and Nadiya Hussain (winner of The Great British Bake Off in 2015). The judges of the series are Giorgio Locatelli (Italy Unpacked) and Rosemary Shrager (The Real Marigold Hotel).

The Quadrangle Trust in Shoreham, Sevenoaks, the building was transformed into a competition kitchen for the show and featured prominently in the series.

Jamie and Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast (2016) was also filmed at The Quadrangle Trust in Shoreham. Other productions filmed in the Sevenoaks area include Good Enough to Eat and Rip Off Britain (2009).

The Big Family Cooking Showdown premiered on 15 August 2017, and the next episode will be released on Thursday 21 September 2017 on BBC Two.

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For more information about filming in Kent please contact: filmoffice@kent.gov.uk

For more information on The Big Family Cooking Showdown : http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0957j3d

For more information on The Quadrangle Trust visit: http://thequadrangletrust.com/

For more information about Kent’s Filming History please visit our Movie Map: https://kentfilmoffice.co.uk/kent-movie-map/moviemap-live-2/