SuperScrimpers is the Channel 4 hit series in which journalist and entrepreneur Mrs Moneypenny and Daily Telegraph writer Harry Wallop show people how to save money in tough economic times.
In the fourth series , the team travel around the country taking Cash Clinics to towns and cities and giving advice to those that need help with saving money on everything from cheap days out to car insurance.
The SuperScrimpers team visited the City of Canterbury earlier this year and filmed the team advising members of the public about their spending in an electrical store as well as the City in general.
Goodbye To Canterbury is a one-off BBC Two documentary, which gives a unique insight into Dr Rowan Williams’ life as the Archbishop of Canterbury, on the eve that he is retiring after 10 years in the job.
The 104th Archbishop provides a detailed account of some of the exciting historical events that have shaped and the stories that surround Canterbury Cathedral. This hour long programme explores the 2000 years of English ecclesiastic art and architecture and observes the current tensions between Church and State.
Also featured in the programme is Pegwell Bay, which is between Sandwich and Ramsgate and has a distinctive sandy bay with sea cliffs, lots of wildlife and a rich history. It is managed by Kent Wildlife Trust and was previously used as a filming location by BBC’s True Love(2012).
Goodbye To Canterbury will be on Tuesday 1st January at 17:30 on BBC Two.
With his usual blend of humour and investigative journalism, Hislop charts our nations emotional journey from the effusive Tudors to the Iron Duke, Wellington, and manages to unearth many surprises on the way. Can it really be true that the infamous British Stiff Upper Lip is in reality a French invention?
The production visitedDover Seafront to remember Captain Matthew West, the first man ever to swim the channel as well as Canterbury, where they visited the British Cartoon Archive at the University of Kent.
The first episode of Ian Hislop’s Stiff Upper Lip – An Emotional History of Britain will be shown on BBC 2 on Tuesday 2nd October 2012 at 21.00, with another two episodes to be screened over the following weeks.
Channel 4 brings us The Great British Paraorchestra, on the day of the closing ceremony for the Paralympics. The programme follows internationally renowned conductor Charles Hazlewood, as he puts together Britain’s first ever disabled orchestra. The musicians prepare to perform live in their first concert and have some inspiring stories to tell.
Conductor and radio presenter Charles Hazlewood created the orchestra, as his daughter was born with cerebral palsy and he observed that there were hardly any professional disabled musicians, which was due to a lack of opportunity and funding rather than ability.
The show looks at the various challenges faced by disabled musicians and questions these with a view to overcoming obstacles and what better time to showcase an orchestra made up of talented and disabled individuals than concurrent with the London Paralympics?
The musicians all have stories to tell and include Matthew Wadsworth who created his own Braille system for lute music as a young boy, Stephanie West who suffers a hand deformity and plays a specially made wooden flute as well as Nicholas McCarthy, who is emerging as an amazing pianist despite being born without a right arm.
Popular Channel 5 series Cowboy Traders returns for series 7, and comes to Kent to help people who have fallen victims at the hands of rogue traders.
In the opening episode, presenters Dominic Littlewood (Don’t Get Done, Get Dom, The One Show) and Melinda Messenger (To Buy or Not to Buy, Live From Studio 5) help two couples who were conned by a wedding company. The shop promised to give them perfect weddings, they just had to pay for the package, and the company would deliver everything from dresses and suits, to the car and cake. Sadly, this did not happen for either couple and the shop subsequently shut down. They had paid several thousand pounds for their big day and received nothing in return.
While Dom sets to find the owners of the shop and get some answers, Melinda helps the couple who are in debt from paying for their wedding twice as well as organise the wedding of a lifetime for a second couple who had to cancel their wedding altogether.
Ashford is a small market town, with historic buildings, lots of eateries and several shopping facilities. Ashford’s International Eurostar train station means that it is well connected with the rest of the country, as well as Europe. Ashfordand surrounding areas has been used as a film location from productions including The Apprentice(2015), The Monuments Men (2014) andEmma(2009).
Sittingbourne is also a market town which has historical houses, museums, beautiful gardens and fascinating nature reserves. For fans of action, it also has a Greyhound Racing track and Go Karting, as well as a skate park. The area has been used by projects such as A Taste of Britain(2014), Southcliffe (2013) and The Riddle(2007).
Chilham is a remarkable village with fifteenth century square of black and white timbered buildings as well as a church, school and many shops and pubs. The area was welcomed filming from a variety of filming projects including Top Gear(2011), BBC’s Emma(2009), and Hercule Poirots Christmas(1995).
Comedian John Bishop took on a grueling challenge to raise money for Sport Relief! Don’t miss the special programme which shows how John was tested to the limit when he cycled, rowed and ran more than 295 miles from Paris to London in just five days.
The 45-year-old started his journey in Paris at 8am on 27th February and didn’t arrive in Calais until nearly 3am, a punishing day of cycling 185 miles. After very little sleep, day two saw John row across the choppy waters of the English Channel to Dover with the help of celebrity friends TV presenter Davina McCall, athlete Denise Lewis and cricketer Andrew Flintoff.
Back on British soil, John had to start the first of his three marathons in three days, which saw him run from Dover to Faversham, passing through Lydden, Shepherswell, Bridge, Canterbury, Dunkirk and Boughton. Along the way, he was once again joined by some famous faces for support – Comedy Dave from The Chris Moyles Show and TV presenter Dermot O’Leary.
Despite being in a lot of pain, John pushed on through day four of the challenge and ran 28 miles from Faversham to Gravesend via Sittingbourne, Rainham and Rochester, this time joined by his wife, as well as Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles and comedian Frank Skinner.
Day five, the final day of John’s “Week From Hell” saw John start his run in Gravesend, passing through Dartford and Bexleyheath and being joined by footballer Robbie Savage and his sons. His challenge ended in Trafalgar Square in London, where he was met by hundreds of supporters cheering him along and comedian Jason Manford, who announced John had raised over £1 million pounds.
Sport Relief is a charity that was set up in 2002, when Comic Relief and BBC Sport collaborated to make the new charity which would combine sport and fundraising for people who are living in challenging circumstances in both the UK and across the world.
To date, John challenge has raised more than £1.6 million. Don’t miss John Bishop’s Week of Hell on Thursday 22nd March 2012 at 21:00 on BBC1.
Country File is the long running BBC series that explores the stories, people and issues in the British countryside, and is presented by John Craven, Matt Baker and Ellie Harrison.
County File has been running since 1988, and not only is it a popular programme, it also publishes a bi-monthly magazine. It used to be aired on Sunday mornings, but since 2009, has moved to an early evening slot, which now pulls in over 5 million viewers a week.
The village of Godmersham lies by the river Stour between Ashfordand Canterbury and is a gorgeous and picturesque place rich in wildlife. Godmersham Park House was built in 1732, and was owned by Jane Austen’s brother, her novels Pride and Prejudice, Emma and Mansfield Park are thought to be inspired by the village and characters of Godmersham.
Watch the Godmersham episode of Country File on Sunday 11th March 2012 on BBC1 at 19:00.
Popular daytime show Bargain Hunt visits Kent in four upcoming episodes to discover what hidden treasures the competing teams can find!
Tim Wonnacott hosts the competition, where two teams have one hour and £300 to choose the best antiques from a fair with the help from an antiques expert. They then auction these items, and whoever makes the most money from the items they have carefully selected wins! An eye for a bargain is essential!
This series sees TV Chef Matt Tebbutt travelling across Britain to search out and celebrate the very best of British produce and ingredients.
Once the ingredients have been sourced, they are taken back to the show’s restaurant HQ, where Matt and co-presenter Penny Smith are joined by special foodie and celebrity guests, as well as food loving members of the public. They are then transformed into delicious dishes that showcase the very best of regional produce.
In this edition, Matt Tebbutt is in Kent along with chef Ching-He Huang. They will be making the most of fresh radishes, pears, chicken, brill, cheese and sparkling wine. There will be guest appearances from Janice Dickenson, Lisa Faulkner and Rav Wilding.
Kent prides itself on its Garden of England status which is said to date back to the Tudor times. Henry VIII liked the county so much, he not only built 3 castles, but established many of the orchards in Kent to provide for the King’s table. So it is only natural that Kent still holds the National Fruit & Nuts Collection at Brogdale and the image of Kentish orchards in bloom still represents The Garden of England worldwide.
Market Kitchen will be shown on UKTV / Good Food Channel at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, 1st February
Presented and written by television veteran David Dimbleby, Seven Ages of Britain will look at some of our historical artefacts and how they have shaped Britain through history. David’s journey takes him beyond our shores to Germany, Turkey and India among others, to study relics that were either made in Britain or considered to represent an essence of ‘Britishness’. The show will allow viewers to catch a glimpse of some of our most valued national treasures.
This new series follows two previous successful series’ A Picture of Britain and How We Built Britain also presented by Dimbleby, which both saw a record number of viewers tuning into an Arts programme.
In its quest for some of Britain’s most precious artefacts, the programme visited the historical city of Canterbury. With its glorious Cathedral dating back to 597 AD, Canterbury is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and attracts millions of pilgrims and tourists every year. Whilst filming here the crew visited the Westgate Towers, which were originally part of the City walls and their neighbouring gardens.