Kent Locations Used: Canterbury Cathedral and Town
The brand new series Britain’s Great Cathedrals is presented by actor and history enthusiast Tony Robinson(Walking Through History, Time Team, Tony Robinson’s Time Travels). The series examines six monumental British cathedrals and explores their history. In episode two the production visits Canterbury and the beautiful Canterbury Cathedral, seat of the Church of England.
Kent Locations used: Hythe Seabrook, Folkestone, Dover, St Margarets at Cliffe, Deal, Reinden Woods, Pedlinge, Elham, Chillenden , Canterbury, Densole, Great Chart, Ashford, Sittingbourne.
Coast v Country is a brand new property format for Channel 4, which showcases the most striking properties for sale in some of Kent’s most beautiful coast & countryside locations. The series is presented by property experts Sara Damergi, Kerr Drummond and property developers Kirsty Duffy and David Bull.
Dover is the site of the famous white cliffs of Dover and has been used in films such as Sherlock Holmes, a game of shadows (2011) and those magnificent men and their flying machines (1965)
Another well-known location, Canterbury Cathedral, is the oldest and most renowned cathedral in England; currently a world heritage site it has been previously used to film Last Orders (2002) and a Canterbury Tale (1944)
The new series of Coast v Country starts on Monday 30th October at 4pm on Channel 4.
Episodes which feature Kent are due to air on 2nd, 22nd and 24th November 2017.
Rustom is a Hindi murder mystery romance inspired by the true 1959 legal KM Nanavati v. State of Maharashtra, which changed the face of the India judicial system. Kawas Manekshaw Nanavati (Akshay Kumar) was a naval officer who was tried for killing his English-born wife’s lover, Prem Ahuja. The murder case is still famous on the subcontinent and the film’s tagline is “3 shots that shocked the nation”.
The film is directed by Dharmendra Suresh Desai (Special 26, Players), written by Vipul K. Rawal and stars Akshay Kumar (Singh Is Kinng, Housefull 2), Ileana (Barfi!, Devadasu), and Arjan Bajwa (Son of Sardaar, Bobby Jasoos).
The Historic Dockyard Chatham features as the Bombay naval port and HMS Cavalier as the destroyer on which he serves. A snowy Commissioners House also features in a montage and Slip 5 in a dinner scene between Rear Admiral Prashant Kamath (Parmeet Sethi)and Cynthia (Ilene D’Cruz).
Aylesford is a picturesque village located on the banks of the River Medway complete with a Norman Church and Victorian houses. It has previously featured in Half A Sixpence (1967).
Episode three of series six features a visit to Canterbury, where the team help outstanding soldier Gurkha Hari Budha Magar and his young family. Despite tragically losing both his legs in an IUD incident in the Afghanistan war, Hari goes out of his way to help others.
However, Hari’s own garden has proven difficult to manage, so his friends and colleagues asked Alan and the team to help. With Hari’s Nepalese homeland in mind, they transform his garden into a colourful private sanctuary for the whole family. There is even a surprise visit from Joanna Lumley!
Canterburyis a vibrant City that offers a variety of locations ranging from the modern day city, parks and open spaces, shopping areas to neighbouring quaint, traditional towns. Previous productions that have shot in Canterburyinclude Bargain Hunt (2012), Songs of Praise (2011) and A Canterbury Tale (1944).
The Kent episode of Love Your Garden will air on Tuesday 12th July 2016 on ITV at 20:00.
ITV’s Take Me Out returns for an eighth series with Paddy McGuinness hosting the Saturday night dating show in the hope that he can find dates for the “Flirty 30” ladies looking for love.
Single men arrive by the Love Lift and through various rounds, the ladies can turn their lights off if they are no longer interested in them – “No Likey, No Lighty”. Any man who survives with more than one light on, can choose which lady he will take on a date to the Isle of Fernando.
Television royalty, Sir Terry Wogan, and London Cabbie, Mason McQueen (A Cabbie Abroad), join forces to embark on the foodie’s ultimate adventure around the UK. Along the way, they check out the weird and wonderful British cuisine and look at how tastes have changed.
The 20 part series has taken its inspiration from the 1963 book, British Bouquet: An Epicurean Tour of Britain, by Samuel Chamberlain. Wogan and McQueen set off in Chamberlain’s footstep in search of the great British foods of today and exploring their social history. Sampling the foods mentioned in the book, they compare ‘then and now’ and piece together their evolution from all the knowledge preserved by the local people they meet.
Canterbury is a vibrant City which boasts a Cathedral, busy shopping areas, parks and open spaces. Nearby is the seaside town of Whitstable which has a strong arts and culture scene and offers a harbour, shingle beach and busy high street. The area has previously featured on productions such A Canterbury Tale (1944).
Tunbridge Wells is a large town situated in West Kent with a busy town centre and a period shopping area, The Pantiles, offering a fascinating variety of small specialist shops, antique shops, open-air cafés, restaurants and bars. Previous productions that have been filmed in Tunbridge Wells include Britain’s Best Bakery (2012).
The Apprentice is the popular BBC series where aspiring businessmen and women battle it out for a chance to receive a £250,000 investment from renowned entrepreneur Lord Alan Sugar.
Now in its tenth series, the 20 candidates try to impress in a variety of challenges under the watchful eyes of Lord Sugar’s advisors, Karren Brady and Nick Hewer, to avoid the weekly boardroom firing.
In the fifth episode of the new series, the two teams are tasked with creating coach tours and have just 2 days to persuade people to part with their hard earned cash and take day trips to top tourist attractions outside London. One team decides to offer tours to Oxfordshire, whilst the other decides on Canterburyincluding a visit to Hever Castle. Which team will be victorious?
Canterburyis a historic City boasting the magnificent Canterbury Cathedral and St Augustine’s Abbey and St Martin’s Church which form a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The area also boasts the modern city, parks and open spaces as well as neighbouring quaint, traditional villages. Previous productions that have filmed in Canterburyinclude Last Orders (2008).
King of matchmaking, Paddy McGuiness, returns for the sixth series of ITV’s popular dating show Take Me Out, where 30 single ladies are all looking for their dream date on the Isle of Fernando with one of the eligible bachelors that arrive via the Love Lift.
The cheeky show sees four brave bachelor boys trying to impress the Flirty Thirty through various rounds, but with the shows catchphrase being “no likey, no lighty”, the women turn their lights off when they are no longer interested in the man, and the boys could face a black out which precedes a lone departure to Celine Dion’s All By Myself.
The new series introduces a twist: the men can choose to opt for a mystery girl based on the sound of her voice.First up are an IT consultant from Leeds, a Birmingham entrepreneur and a music student from Brighton.
The Maidstone Studiosis the UK’s largest independent HD TV studio facility and is based in Maidstone, Kent. The facility boasts 5 studios, a sound stage, post production facilities, storage and over 400 free parking spaces and has previously played host to productions such as The Split 2020.
Don’t miss the new series of Take Me Out which starts on 4th January 2014 at 20:50 on ITV1.
Written and directed by Jan Dunn (The Calling, Gypo), Ruby Blue stars Bob Hoskins (Hook, Enemy at the Gates), Josiane Balasko (My Life is Hell, French Fried Vacation), Jody Lathum (Shameless, EastEnders), Jessica Stewart (Genie in the House) and Josef Altin (Game of Thrones,Les Miserables).
The film is set in Ramsgateand several locations feature as themselves such as The Falstaff Inn, Ellington Park, The Granville, Ramsgate Port, and the High Street. Ramsgateis England’s only Royal Harbour, boasting of a rich history and has high speed rail links to London. Also Thanet Offshore Wind Farm, which can be seen in the film, is visible from the coastline on a clear day. Ramsgatehas since welcomed further media productions such as Big Bad World (2013), True Love(2012) and The Calling(2009).
Barnsole Vineyard in Canterbury is used as the location of Rosie’s (Angelica O’Reilly) place of work in the film. The same Vineyard also features in The Calling (2009).
Ruby Blue was first released in cinemas in 2007 and is now available to buy on DVD.