Teen Mom UK – Series 6 (2019)

Five young mothers group photo with blue background each holding one of their children and smiling at the camera - The child furthest left is being held upside-down and one on the furthest right is crying.

The Mums of Teen Mom UK Reality TV Series ©MTV UK

 

Starring: Megan Salmon Ferrari, Amber Butler, Chloe Patton, Sassi Simmonds and Shannon Wise
Production Company: True North Productions
Kent Locations Used: Margate

Teen Mom UK is back for its sixth series. The UK’s spin off from the hit American TV show Teen Mom, is a reality show which focuses on young mothers and how they deal with pregnancy, children, family and their day to day lives. The new series continues to be full of drama as it follows Amber Butler and Steven Rankine as they take the next steps in their relationship, as well as Shannon Wise’s exciting gender reveal party.

Filming for one of the upcoming episodes took place in Margate, where one of the teen moms takes a trip to the beach with her partner before the birth of her second child. The show journals their holiday in Margate.

Margate is a seaside town located in the district of Thanet. It has a sandy beach, harbour, amusement park, vintage shops and the modern art gallery the Turner Contemporary. Previous filming here includes Long Lost Family: What Happened Next (2018) and Who Do You Think You Are? (2018).

The series started on MTV UK on Wednesday 24th July 2019 at 8pm. Margate will feature in a later episode airing sometime in September 2019. The first episode can still be viewed on MTV player and on NowTV.

 

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Four in a Bed – Series 12 (2018)

Four in a bed series logo on a white sign hanging in a window

Four in a Bed Series ©1 RadioTimes

Starring: Mike Adams

Production Company: Studio Lambert

Kent Locations Used: Wortham, Maidstone, and Sheerness

A brand-new series of Four in a Bed returns to Channel 4, where a different B&B is visited each day of the week and owners take it in turns to stay with each other as they compete to be crowned Best Hosts. The final day at the end of the week is reserved for feedback debates and the announcement of the winner.

The series is narrated by Mike Adams (Emmerdale) and for this series production visited a B&B in Wrotham and one in Sheerness, as well as neighbouring areas like the county town of Maidstone.

Wrotham is located in Sevenoaks and has starred in other well-known series such as, Next of Kin directed by Justin Chadwick and Jamie Childs.  Maidstone in Kent has also been a key filming location used by popular Netflix show Black Mirror.

Sheerness is the largest town on the Isle of Sheppey. Sheppey regularly wins the blue flag for its clean beaches and has many pubs, restaurants, shops and other leisure attractions. The Hide (2009) has previously used The Isle of Sheppey as a film location.

The series will start on Monday 17th September on Channel 4 at 5.30pm and will air at the same time everyday till Monday 24th September 2018.

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Long Lost Family Series 6 (2016)

Long Lost Family presenters Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell standing next to each other in front of a white pillar

Long Lost Family presenters Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell © ITV

Kent Locations Used: Folkestone

Long Lost Family is an award winning British television series that started on ITV in 2011. The programme, presented by Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell, aims to reunite close relatives after years of separation. The new series explores new territory and tackles some of the most difficult social history of family separation through compelling and touching personal stories.

Following stories in and around the UK, the show inevitably came to Kent, particularly in Folkestone.

Episode four of the new series features 70-year-old widow Susan Webb who fell pregnant as a teenager and decided to have the baby adopted. With the help of specialist adoption intermediaries, Long Lost Family track down Susan’s daughter to find she is living in Folkestone and the duo are reunited for the first time in 48 years.

Folkestone is a seaside town with an elegant clifftop promenade, a coastal park, fishing harbour and Victorian cliff-top lifts. It has featured in productions The Tunnel: Sabotage (2016), Is Anybody There? (2009) and The Darling Buds of May (1991 – 1993).

Long Lost Family featuring Folkestone will air on Wednesday 3rd August 2016 at 21:00 on ITV.

 

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To B&B The Best (2016)

 

Lisa Holloway sitting at a desk looking up at the camera

To B&B The Best – Lisa Holloway

Production Company: Ricochet

Kent Location Used: Margate 

To B&B The Best is a Channel 5 programme fronted by Lisa Holloway, who looks at the B&B revolution going on where ordinary homeowners attempt to turn amateur hotelier.  Throughout the series, Lisa travels the UK to meet all manner of Brits who are keen on turning their empty rooms into potential goldmines.With her characteristic no-nonsense approach, a modest design budget and no shortage of ideas, Lisa will arm the homeowners with the tools to turn their spare rooms into superb places to stay. But will they follow Lisa’s plan and create successful B&B’s?

Episode twenty four of the new series features Margate in Kent, where she meets English language teacher Martine and her daughter Vibs, who’ve been hosting foreign language students for well over twenty years. Wishing to transform her Victorian townhouse into a boutique B&B, Lisa guides them and  discovers the key to their future guests could lie in the towns emerging art scene.

Margate is a seaside town boasting a sandy beach, harbour, amusement park Dreamland, period housing and modern art gallery the Turner Contemporary. Previous filming here includes The Tunnel: Sabotage (2016), Coast (2014), Last Orders (2002) and many more.

The series runs weekdays at 11:15 on Channel 5 and the Kent episode of To B&B The Best will air on Thursday 14th July on Channel 5 at 11.15.

 

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George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces (2015)

Presenter George Clarke standing on a bridge with metal railings

George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces © Channel 4

Production Company: Plum Pictures

Kent Locations Used: Margate

Channel 4 series George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces looks into the fascinating world of small spaces and builds. In each episode George meets different people who turn tiny spaces into amazing places to work, play and even live.

Now in its fifth series, episode four visits Kent’s very own Margate where George meets a man planning to build Margate’s first Victorian bathing machine in more than 100 years.

George Clarke's Amazing Spaces- Victorian bathing machine in Margate being pulled by a tractor in front of an industrial unit

George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces – Victorian bathing machine in Margate © Thanet District Council

Also in the episode, George meets a coma survivor who proves he has a sense of humour by transforming a hearse into a family camper van and visits a woman who has turned her narrow boat home into a floating bookshop.

Margate is a seaside town with a pleasant mix between a charming Old Town and modern architecture such as the Turner Contemporary. The town has also recently reopened traditional theme park Dreamland. Margate has been used as a film location in a number of productions including Coast (2015), Edge of Heaven (2014) and True Love (2012).

Catch George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces featuring Margate on Thursday 8th October 2015 at 20:00 on Channel 4.

 

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Long Lost Family Series 5 (2015)

Nicky Campbell and Davina McCall standing in front of a window

Nicky Campbell and Davina McCall © ITV

Production Company: Wall to Wall Media

Kent Location: Lympne, Hythe

ITV’s BAFTA award winning show Long Lost Family returns for its fifth series as presenter’s Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell continue to reunite relatives desperately seeking one another.

In episode five of the new series, the Long Lost Family team work with Elizabeth Wells and her daughter Janice from Somerset, who are searching for Elizabeth’s son Paul Meddelton who was reluctantly given up for adoption.

The production team of Long Lost Family visited Lympne, Hythe and Westenhanger Station for one day in February 2015 whilst trying to find Paul.

The area has also welcomed filming from productions such as The Only Way is Essexmas (2014), The Tunnel (2013) and Is Anybody There? (2009).

Don’t miss the Kent episode of Long Lost Family which will air on Wednesday 1st July 2015 at 21:00 on ITV1.

 

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The Only Way is Essexmas (2014)

The Only Way Is Essex on ITVBe. Pictured: Gemma Collins, Chloe Sims, Bobby Cole Norris and Georgia Kousoulou standing in a row with their arms around each other laughing

The Only Way Is Essex stars Gemma Collins, Chloe Sims, Bobby Cole Norris and Georgia Kousoulou © ITV Plc

Production company: Lime Pictures

Kent Locations: Lympne Castle

Reality show The Only Way is Essex follows the lives of a group of infamous Essex residents and returns to ITVBe with an hour long Christmas Special.

The show known as TOWIE is narrated by Denise van Outen and is now in its thirteenth series after becoming an instant hit when it first hit our screens in 2010.

The TOWIE cast including Gemma Collins, Chloe Sims, Lauren Pope, “Diags”, Tommy Mallet and Georgia Kousoulou held their luxury Christmas party at Kent’s Lympne Castle. Expect drama, surprise kisses under the mistletoe and arguments over the turkey!

Lympne Castle is an unspoiled 13th century castle in the Shepway district of Kent and boasts gardens and stunning views of the Romney Marsh. Lympne Castle has been used for a variety of photography shoots whilst the surrounding area has been featured on screen in The Honourable Woman (2014), Ginger and Rosa (2012) and Great Expectations (2011).

Don’t miss The Only Way is Essexmas which will be shown on Wednesday 10th December at 22:00 on ITVBe.

 

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Flog It! (2014)

 

 

Presenter Paul Martin wear a blue suit and stands leaning on a wooden banister of a staircase

Paul Martin in Flog It! ©BBC

 

Production Company: BBC

Kent Locations: Chiddingstone Castle, Chartwell

Flog It! is a BBC One programme where members of the public bring their antiques to be examined and valued by a team of experts, with an option to sell at auction.

Chiddingstone Castle and grounds

Chiddingstone Castle

The popular show is now in its thirteenth series and in July 2014, presenter and antiques dealer Paul Martin and the Flog It! team visited Kent’s Chiddingstone Castle where experts Thomas Plant and Adam Partridge find some fascinating antiques and collectables for members of the public to take to auction. Paul also pays a visit to Chartwell, the former home of Sir Winston Churchill.

Chiddingstone Castle is a delightful historic house near Edenbridge, set in 30 acres of parkland and boasting breath-taking views of the North Downs, a rose garden, woodland and a beautiful fishing lake. Chiddingstone Castle has previously featured in Bargain Hunt (2012) and nearby one-street Tudor village Chiddingstone has been used as a film location by productions such as  A Room With A View (1986) and Elizabeth R (1971).

Chartwell is a National Trust property set in delightful gardens and was the home to Winston Churchill from 1924 until his death in 1965. The location has previously been used by feature film The Gathering Storm (2002).

Don’t miss the Kent episode of Flog It! Which will be shown on Tuesday 9th December 2014 at 16:30 on BBC One.

 

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The Great Interior Design Challenge (2014)

The Great Interior Design Challenge Sophie Robinson, Tom Dyckhoff, Daniel Hopwood stood in front of a building with trees in the backgroun

The Great Interior Design Challenge Sophie Robinson, Tom Dyckhoff, Daniel Hopwood © BBC Studio Lambert Alun Callender

Production company: Studio Lambert

Kent Locations: Marden – Maidstone

The Great Interior Design Challenge is a BBC Two show which searches for the countries best amateur interior designers as contestants battle it out in a variety of challenges to try and impress both the judges and homeowners.

Episode 10 of series 2 sees mum-of-three, Kelly, teashop owner Kate and fashion graduate Alex compete to gain a place in the quarter-finals as they take on awkward dimensions in three bedrooms of converted oast houses in Kent. With just three days and a budget of £1,000, who will be able to demonstrate their skills and inventiveness and the two places?

The production visited Marden in the Maidstone area where they filmed at a couple of the converted oasts.

Marden is a rural village in the Maidstone district of Kent and boasts a church, library and local amenities. Maidstone has welcomed filming from productions such as Couples Come Dine With Me (2014) and Missing (2009).

The Kent episode of The Great Interior Design Challenge will be shown on Tuesday 18th November 2014 at 19:00 on BBC Two.

 

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Later… with Jools Holland (2014)

Jools Holland perched on a stool next to the stage

Later… with Jools Holland © ASC

Production Company: BBC

Kent Locations Used: The Maidstone Studios

Popular music show Later… with Jools Holland returns for a 45th series with performances from legendary musicians as well as brand new acts from around the world.

The BBC Two late night show is broadcast live on Tuesday nights with a longer show being shown on Friday nights and the first episode of the new series welcomes Alt-J, Ryan Adams, Jungle, Banks, The O’Jays and Vance Joy.

The programme first aired in 1992 and is a major hit in both the UK as well as America and various European countries.

The Maidstone Studios is an independent TV studio complex on an 11 acre site with 5 television studios, dubbing facilities, edits suits, a fully saturated lighting grid and office space. The Maidstone Studios has previously welcome shows such as Draw It! (2014) and Got to Dance (2010).

The new series of Later… with Jools Holland will return on BBC Two at 22:00 on Tuesday 16th September 2014.

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