Ade at Sea (2014)

Ade Edmondson sitting on a boat

Ade at Sea © ITV

Production Company: ITV Studios

Kent Locations used: Thames Estuary – Redsand Forts, Whitstable Harbour, The Historic Dockyard Chatham

ITV’s new 5 part series, Ade at Sea, sees actor and presenter Ade Edmondson set sail to explore the history of Maritime Britain and meet people whose lives are still influenced by the sea today.

In the second episode of the series, Ade travels along the Thames Estuary visiting Kent locations such as The Historic Dockyard Chatham, Whitstable Harbour and Redsand Forts, also known as The Maunsell Forts.

With its cobbled streets, Georgian and Victorian architecture and period features spread across 80 acres, The Historic Dockyard Chatham is a popular filming location having been seen on screen in productions such as Mr Selfridge (2013-2014), Les Miserables (2012) and The Mummy (1999).

Whitstable is a seaside town near Canterbury and is famous for its annual Oyster Festival as well as the delightful harbour, shingle beach, busy high street and strong arts and culture scene.  Whitstable has been previously seen on screen in productions such as Who Do You Think You Are? (2013), Cook Me The Money! (2013) and Things I Haven’t Told You (2008).   

The Redsand Forts are metal and concrete structures which were built as bombing defences during the Second World War and are located 6 miles out into the Thames Estuary off the coast of Whitstable. They have previously been used on screen for projects such as a Prodigy music video and a Red Bull challenge!

Don’t miss the Thames Estuary episode of Ade at Sea which airs on Thursday 27th March 2014 at 20:30 on ITV1.


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Ade in Britain (2011)

Ade Edmondson sitting in front of a car on the road

Ade In Britain © Tony Ward/ITV

Production Company: Shiver

Kent Locations Used: Hernhill in Swale

ITV is cooking up a feast as comedian Ade Edmondson takes a culinary road trip around Britain.

The show follows Ade as he takes his land rover on a trip around Britain. On his travels he meets some of the people behind the many famous local delicacies in the country. As well as a love for cookery, the comedian delights in local British culture. Throughout the show Ade experiences many traditions and customs, such as cheese rolling and Morris dancing.

Each of his humorous and insightful journeys celebrates years of unique food heritage while giving him the chance to cook up a storm on his trusty gas powered oven.

It was while filming in the picturesque Kent village of Hernhill that Ade met the local Morris dancers on the village green whilst mixing up a tasty dish in his very own teardrop caravan!

From the Kentish orchards and hop gardens to a shell strewn beach, Hernhill is known for its rich variety of landscape. Only 3 miles away from the heritage town of Faversham and only 7 from the City of Canterbury, it is the perfect country location. The area around Hernhill has featured on screen in Rustom (2016), Great British Railway Journeys (2014) and Our Food (2012).

The Kent episode of Ade in Britain will be shown on Friday December 2nd 2011 at 4pm on ITV 1


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