Mark Stanley (David Tait) and Emily Beecham (Vanessa Tait) in Sulphur and White (2020) Copyright: IMDb Photo: Nick Wall
Screenwriter: Susie Farrell Director: Julian Jarrold Starring: Mark Stanley, Emily Beecham, Anna Friel, Dougray Scott, Aftab Shivdasani Production Companies: AMG International, EMU Films Kent Locations Used: Thanet (Joss Bay, Kingsgate Bay, Botany Bay)
Feature film Sulphur and White is inspired by the true story of David Tait (played by Mark Stanley), a city trader and mountaineer, who tries to forget his traumatic childhood as he climbs the corporate ladder in the City Of London. When he meets Vanessa (Emily Beecham), David’s life begins to change.
The production visited Joss bay in Broadstairs, a proclaimed surfer’s paradise, boasting a 200 metre-long stretch of sandy beach. Kingsgate Bay and Botany Bay afford incredible views of white cliffs and highly photographed white chalk stacks.
Writer: Ronan Bennett Starring: Ashley Walters and Kane Robinson, Malcom Kamulete and Shone Romulus Produced by: Cowboy Films Kent Locations Used: Margate, Ramsgate and Gravesend
Top Boy is a British drama series revolving around the life of Dushane (Ashley Walters), leader of an underground drug operation, and his friend Sully (Kane Robinson). Their aim is to become the richest men in town and are joined by troubled teen Ra’Nell (Malcolm Kamulete.
Series 2 ended in 2013, with those loyal to Dushane paying a high price for their involvement in the drug business. Axed by Channel 4 in 2013, the show soon found a new home on Netflix and series 3 will be produced by none other than rapper Drake, a long-time fan of the series.
In addition, Gordon Place in Gravesend played the role of the fictional ‘Summerhouse Estate’ in London.
Gravesend is on the southern bank of the River Thames and boasts a cast iron pier, promenade and high street as well as international rail links at the nearby Ebbsfleet International station. The Gravesend area has previously welcomed film productions such as Killing Eve (2018), The Escape (2018), and Doctor Strange (2017).
This new two-and-a-half-hour special for ITV pulls on its hiking boots for a countdown of Britain’s favourite walks. Britain’s Favourite Walks: Top 100, presented by Julia Bradbury (Countryfile) and Ore Oduba (The One Show), showcases the finest rambles, scrambles and ambles across the countryside and through cities to bring viewers the ultimate guide to the British outdoors.
Based on the results of the largest survey ever conducted, the top 100 have been voted for by more than 8,000 walking enthusiasts. Famous faces, including Ade Edmondson, Janet Street Porter and Robert Bathurst hit the trails to reveal their own favourites, joined by walking experts, nature aficionados and members of the public with extraordinary stories to provide a vivid insight into the the history of the trails.
The Kent Coastline is a popular location with TV productions for its dramatic scenery and convenient connections by road to London. Most recently it played a starring role in Sky Atlantic’s The Tunnel: Vengeance 2017 filmed entirely in Kent and Calais.
Director: Brian Kirk, Nick Rowland, Richard Senior
Starring: Agyness Deyn, Jim Sturgess
Production Company: Euston Films
Kent Locations Used: Thanet – Ramsgate Tunnel
Hard Sun is a new BBC One drama TV series set in a pre-apocalyptic criminal world which follows the story of two detectives attempting to retain law and order amongst the civilian population five days before the world is about to end.
Detective Robert Hicks (Jim Sturgess) is very corrupt and must learn to work with honest copper, Detective Elaine Renko (Agyness Deyn) to save as many civilians as possible from the fast-approaching apocalypse.
Writer Neil Cross is well known for his ground breaking work on drama series Luther and the recent horror flick, Mama, both globally acclaimed. Director Brian Kirk has experience of directing several high profile series, including Game of Thrones and Luther. Nick Rowland is a relatively new director on the scene whose credits include BBC’s Cuffs and Ripper Street. Richard Senior who debuted as a director in 2011, is known for his work on a Doctor Who episode and two episodes for Poldark.
The Channel: The World’s Busiest Waterway is an access-all-areas programme exploring the everyday workings of the Dover Strait. I addition to exploring the ocean there is also footage from inside the Channel Tunnel, including interviews with those who are responsible for maintaining the system that allows 17 million people to travel across the English Channel every year.
The series starts on Wednesday 29th of November 2017 at 9PM on Channel Four and the fisherman’s episode will be the third instalment of The Channel: The World’s Busiest Waterway, which airs on 13th December 2017 at the same time.
The Tunnel: Sabotage is the second series of Sky Atlantic’s critically acclaimed show, re-uniting unlikely Anglo-French detective duo Karl Roebuck (Stephen Dillane) and Elise Wasserman (Clémence Poésy) on another intense investigation.
While series one was a re-imagining of Scandinavian drama “The Bridge”, the new series is an original story by Ben Richards (Outcasts, Spooks) and kicks off with two seemingly isolated events: a plane crashing into the Channel, killing everyone on board and a French couple abducted from the Eurotunnel.
Elise Wasserman (Clémence Poésy), having been promoted to French Commander, is reunited with DCI Karl Roebuck (Dillane) to investigate the two cases. The cross border teams follow a shocking trail of devastation as the victims mount up and become embroiled in a terrifying, deadly game.
The gripping eight part thriller is a Sky Atlantic and Canal+ co-production, made by Kudos and Shine Films France. Joining The Tunnel’s acclaimed production team for the second series are director Mike Barker (Broadchurch, The Smoke) and producer Julian Stevens (Hustle, The Fall).
Stephen Dillane (King Arthur, Game of Thrones) and Clémence Poésy (127 Hours, In Bruges) return in the lead roles, supported by Angel Coulby(Merlin, The Jacket), and new to series two, Emilia Fox (Silent Witness, The Wrong Mans), Clarke Peters (Notting Hill, The Wire), Paul Schneider (Parks and Recreation, The Newsroom) and William Ash (Waterloo Road, Shameless).
The hit first series was largely filmed in Kent and the county welcomed The Tunnel: Sabotage production team once again to their base at Discovery Parkin Sandwich. Filming took place in a number of East Kent locations between April and July 2015 including:
Kent Locations used: St Edward’s Presbytery, Ramsgate
Channel 4’s architectural documentary, Restoring Britain’s Landmarks, is about the restoration projects of The Landmark Trust buildings and locations across Wales and England and the rich histories behind each of them.
In episode five of the series, work is seen to be starting on St Edward’s Presbytery in Ramsgate. The Presbytery is a picturesque building and is one of Augustus Pugin’s masterpiece creations built as part of The Grange in Ramsgatefor Pugin’s own family.
The Grangeis a Grade I listed property and work to restore St Edward’s Presbytery was given the go ahead after The Landmark Trust acquired the rights back in 2010. Channel 4 visits the project as the restoration continues to progress on site in Ramsgate.
Ramsgate is a vivid coastal town situated in East Kent, home to one of the largest marinas on the south coast, museums and a glorious beach. Ramsgate has been chosen as a film location for productions such as The Apprentice(2015), EastEnders (2015) and Big Bad World(2013).
The restoration of St Edward’s Presbytery will be shown on Restoring Britain’s Landmarks on Wednesday11th November 2015 at 20:00 on Channel 4.
The Apprentice is a popular BBC One show where ambitious entrepreneurs compete to avoid hearing the famous line “You’re Fired” and win Lord Sugar’s £250,000 investment.
The 18 candidates will have to show their commercial insight and business sense throughout the 12 tough tasks which are closely watched by Lord Sugar’s advisors BaronessKarren Brady and, replacing Nick Hewer, Claude Littner.
In episode three of series 11, “Cross-Channel Discount Buying”, Lord Sugar summons the group to the wartime tunnels underneath Dover Castle where the two teams “Connexus” and “Versatile” are given their task – half of the team must stay in Kent and the other half must travel to France to find nine items and negotiate the best possible price. The team that spends the least amount of money will win.
Ashfordis a market town with many shops, eateries, and a designer outlet shopping centre with London and Europe are just a train ride away through Ashford International train station. Ashfordand surrounding areas has been used as a film location from visiting productions including Gadget Man(2014),The Monuments Men (2014) andEmma(2009).
Don’t miss the Cross-Channel Discount Buying episode of The Apprentice featuring Kent which will be shown on Wednesday 21st October 2015 at 21:00 on BBC One.
Starring: Danny Dyer, Linda Henry, Luisa Bradshaw-White, Annette Badland
Production Company: BBC
Kent Locations Used: Broadstairs – Morellis Gelato, Victoria Gardens and Stone Bay, Ramsgate Harbour
Popular BBC One soap Eastenders is set in East London and chronicles the lives of the residents of Albert Square. In the upcoming episodes, the Carter family takes a trip to the Kent coast to scatter Stan Carter’s ashes.
In April this year, helm of the Carter family, Stan, died after a battle with terminal prostate cancer. When the family realise Stan’s ashes have gone missing, Tina (Luisa Bradshaw-White), Shirley (Linda Henry) and Mick (Danny Dyer) head to Ramsgate, where they suspect Aunt Babe (Annette Badland) has taken them.
The show has been running since 1985 and now airs four times a week with an average of more than 8 million viewers per episode.
In June 2015, the Eastenders production filmed for 3 days in Broadstairs –Morellis Gelato, Victoria Gardens, and Stone Bay as well as Ramsgate Harbour.
The Thanet area has some great locations including its beautiful and varied coastline, historic towns of Margate, Broadstairs and Ramgate with its Royal Marina. It and has welcomed a variety of productions including Edge of Heaven (2013), True Love(2012) and The Calling (2009).
The Kent episodes of Eastenders will be shown on BBC One at 19:30 on Thursday 3rd and 20:00 on Friday 4th September 2015.