Hetty Feather Series 5 (2019) and Christmas Special

Hetty (Isabel Clifton) pictured smiling at something in the distance.

Isabel Clifton as Hetty in the Hetty Feather series ©BBC

 

Producer: David Collier
Starring: Isobel Clifton, Tabitha Byron, Rhianna Merralls,
Production Company: BBC
Kent Locations Used: Belmont House, The Historic Dockyard Chatham,

Nineteenth century hit children’s drama, based on the characters in Jacqueline Wilson’s novel, Hetty Feather, returns for its fifth series. The ten-part series focuses on the life of Hetty Feather (Isabel Clifton), an orphan, now in service with Lady Grenfell at Calendar Hall along with her fellow foundlings Gideon and Sheila. Aided by friends and thwarted by enemies, Hetty battles to win her freedom and finally find her real mother.

The series stars Isabel Clifton (The Dumping Ground), Tabitha Byron (Femi), and Rhianna Merralls (Carters Get Rich).

Hetty Feather Series Five is entirely filmed in Kent, where production visited the elegant 18th century Belmont House in Faversham, which features as Calendar Hall and The Historic Dockyard Chatham standing in for the streets of London with scenes featuring a workhouse, prison, church and market. Filming took place on the streets around the Ropery, Officers Terrace, Old Pay Office, Church Lane, South Stables and the Tarred Yarn Store.

In the Christmas Special Hetty (Isabel Clifton) embarks on a musical Christmas adventure, only to be stopped in her tracks by Matron. Look out for scenes filmed at The Historic Dockyard Chatham and Belmont House in Faversham. See a preview of the Christmas Special here.

The Historic Dockyard Chatham lies on the River Medway and boasts a variety of Georgian and Victorian architecture, maritime environment, dry dock, cobbled streets, and industrial buildings. The Historic Dockyard Chatham continues to be a popular film location for Hetty Feather, as well as other previous productions such as Junk Rescue (2019) and Call the Midwife (2012-2018).

Hetty Feather Series 5 began airing on Monday 6th May 2019 on CBBC and is available to view on BBC iPlayer.

Hetty Feather: A Christmas Adventure (2019) airs at 5.30pm on CBBC on Thursday 12 December 2019.

 

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

For more information on Hetty Feather visit: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4670954/?ref_=ttfc_fc_tt

For more information on Belmont House: http://www.belmont-house.org/

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

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