Phil Spencer’s Stately Homes – Series 3 (2020)

Phil Spencer wearing a purple jumper standing on the grass in front of the entrance to Leeds Castle.

Phil Spencer’s Stately Homes Series 3 Episode 4 Leeds Castle © Thomas Alexander / Channel 4

 

Executive Producer: Marcus Stephenson

Writers: Harry Williams, Jack Williams

Starring: Phil Spencer and Liz Smith

Production Company: Mayfly Television

Kent Locations Used: Leeds Castle, Maidstone

Phil Spencer (Kirstie & Phil’s Love It or List It (2015)Relocation, Relocation (2003)) returns for a grand tour of some of the country’s finest country houses to uncover the stories behind their creation in Series 3 of Stately Homes for Channel 4.

Phil, accompanied by Conservation Architect Liz Smith ,is given unprecedented access into fascinating stately home archives to reveal the incredible ambition of the house’s creators, as well as the huge quantities of materials, labour and money involved in turning their flights of fancy into bricks and mortar.

With a chance to try his hand at craft and restoration, and insight from the current custodians, Phil discovers how these homes became symbols of power – and play – and what the buildings and estates are really like to own.

The series is produced by Mayfly Television and written by Harry Williams and Jack Williams. The executive producer is Marcus Stephenson with Clemency Green Commissioning Editor for Features.

During filming in 2019 the production visited Leeds Castle in Kent in the year the castle celebrated its 900th anniversary. Filming took place inside the Castle when Phil interviewed staff members including Leeds Castle Curator Annie Kemkaran-Smith as well as a descendant of the last private owner Lady Baillie.  During the episode Phil went punting on the moat and visited the clock tower to raise Lady Baillie’s flag.

Set in the outskirts of the county town of Kent, Maidstone is the beautiful Leeds Castle which is set over 500 acres and boasts stunning period rooms, gardens, a moat, woodlands, maze with shell grotto and a falconry centre. Leeds Castle has previously been used as a film location by factual TV programmes Celebrity Antiques Road Show – Series 8 (2018)Secrets of Great British Castles (2016) and Richard E. Grant on Ealing Comedies (2016).

Phil Spencer’s Stately Homes – Leeds Castle is due to air on More4 on Thursday 12th March 2020 at 9pm.

Exterior shot of Leeds Castle in the distance, taken from the ground behind some trees.

Phil Spencer Stately Homes S3 Ep4 Leeds Castle GV © Channel 4

 

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Walks With My Dog (2017)

Image of presenter kneeling down with his dog. Mountains and a river can be seen behind. Walks with my dog reads on the top

Walks With My Dog © More4

Production Company: True North

Kent Locations Used: Shepherd Neame Brewery at Faversham, The Old Lighthouse and Sound Mirrors at Dungeness

Walks with my Dog follows celebrities and their four-legged friends exploring Britain’s picturesque towns.

In episode one, Phil Spencer and his two dogs (Location, Location, Location) head to Faversham. On their journey the trio makes a pit stop at Shepherd Neame, Britain’s oldest brewery.

The Old Lighthouse and Sound Mirrors on Dungeness, will be featured in episode 5 on Thursday 6th April on More4 at 8pm.

Faversham is a beautiful historic market town in the Swale Borough of Kent. The historic town boasts over 500 listed buildings and the many restaurants, shops, attractions and beautiful walks the picturesque countryside has to offer. Faversham has been featured in various programmes including Channel 4 Drama Southcliffe (2013) and Great British Story: A People’s History (2012).

Dungeness is a unique expanse of shingle beach with many ramshackle huts as well as two light houses, a historic railway station, two pubs and artist galleries along with a nuclear power station. Previous projects that have filmed there include The Poison Tree (2012).

Walks with My Dog premieres Thursday 9th March on More4 at 9pm

 

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