Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special (2019)

A group of people posing for a photo

Strictly Come Dancing 2019 ©BBC /Ray Burmiston


Starring:
Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse and Shirley Ballas

Production Company: BBC

Kent Locations Used: Leeds Castle

Strictly Come Dancing is a dance competition where celebrities compete to be crowned the winner. Each week a dance couple is kicked out of the competition decided by the judges scores and viewer votes. For the Christmas Special the judges will share some yuletide joy, treating viewers to a host of group and paired performances.

The popular TV entertainment show, is produced by the BBC and has been running since 2004. The show stars judges Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse and Shirley Ballas featuring guest celebrity dancers Chizzy Akudolu, Debbie McGee, Gemma Atkinson, Mark Wright, Joe Sugg and Richard Arnold.

The 2019 Christmas Special was partly filmed at the 900 year old Leeds Castle located near Maidstone in Kent. Production visited Leeds Castle to film various exterior scenes on Castle Island and interior scenes in the Library. The dancers also visited the Christmas Market on the Cedar Lawn.

Leeds Castle is a 900 year old castle with medieval themed rooms, 1920’s style interiors and a 500 acre estate boasting beautiful gardens, a moat, woodlands, and a maze. The Castle is a popular film location for film and TV productions and has recently hosted De De Pyaar De (2019), Celebrity Antiques Road Show – Series 8 (2018) and The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses (2016).

View the exclusive show preview via the BBC Strictly Come Dancing Facebook page.

The Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special (2019) airs on BBC One on Wednesday 25th December 2019 at 4:40pm

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

For more information about this programme visit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000csm1

For more information about Leeds Castle visit: https://www.leeds-castle.com/

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

 


Flog It! Series 17 (2019)

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

Paul Martin in Flog It! ©BBC

Caption: Paul Martin in Flog It! ©BBC
Starring: Paul Martin
Production Company: BBC
Kent Locations Used: Dover Castle

Daytime BBC TV programme Flog It! follows Paul Martin and his team as they value antiques submitted by members of the public and subsequently sell them on at auction.

Production for Series 17 filmed at Dover Castle as a valuations location as well as the seafront at St Margaret’s Bay and surrounding streets in February and March 2018. The historic Castle stands prominently on Dover’s famous white cliffs. It features structures from multiple periods of British history from a medieval keep to military tunnels dating from the Second World War. The Castle featured in a Time Team Special (2009) as well as international productions including Disney’s Christopher Robin (2018) and King Lear (2018).

The new series begins on BBC One at 17:15 on Monday 18th November 2019.

Links

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

For more information about Flog It! visit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000bh3g

For more information about Dover Castle visit: https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/dover-castle/

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


Hard Sun (2018)

Promotional image showing Renko (AGYNESS DEYN) and Hicks (JIM STURGESS) against a London skyline

Agyness Deyn as Renko and Jim Sturgess as Hicks in BBC drama Hard Sun © BBC/Euston Films


Writer
: Neil Cross

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 stars of the show are  Agyness Deyn (Clash of the Titans, Hail, Caesar!),a supermodel turned actress and Jim Sturgess (Geostorm, The Other Boleyn Girl 2008) who gave up a music career in 2006 to become an actor.

In one Episode during the series Detective Hicks is thrown out of a van in a tunnel. For this tricky stunt work, the production visited Kent to use the Ramsgate Harbour Approach Tunnel.

The Ramsgate Harbour Approach Tunnel has been credited in The Tunnel: Sabotage (2016).

Hard Sun is set to begin on BBC One on 6th January 2018 at 9.35pm. There will be six hour-long episodes.

 

Links:

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

For more information on programme/film visit: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6402362/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

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

 


Antiques Roadshow – Ightham Mote (2017)

Antiques Roadshow - Fiona Bruce standing in front of a painting and antiques

Antiques Roadshow – Fiona Bruce © BBC/Jeff Overs

Production Company: BBC

Kent Locations Used: Ightham Mote

The Antiques Roadshow is a popular BBC One show, presented by Fiona Bruce. The show travels across the UK and invites members of the public to bring their antiques and collectables to be examined and evaluated by experts.

Antiques Roadshow has returned to Kent for its 39th Series, visiting Ightham Mote in Sevenoaks, Kent.

Raised view of Ightham House and gardens with people walking around stalls

Antiques Road Show Ightham High (c) Ightham Mote

Ightham Mote is a 14th century moated manor house located in Sevenoaks. The property has a long and varied history, having been owned by

medieval knights, courtiers to Henry VIII as well as high-society Victorians.

Sevenoaks is a town in West Kent with vibrant shopping streets, architectural treats and historic buildings including Knole Park which is nestled in a medieval deer-park and full of hidden treasures.  The area has welcomed filming from productions such as Rush (2013), Great British Railway Journeys  (2016) and Future Tense: The Story of H.G. Wells (2016)

The episodes will air on BBC One Sunday 7th May 2017 and Sunday 28th May 2017 at 8pm.

Links:

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

For more information on programme/film visit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006mj2y

For more information on locations used: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ightham-mote

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