Britain at Low Tide – Series 3 (2019)

Dr Tori Herridge and his team standing on the beach.

Dr Tori Herridge and the team at Tankerton ©Channel 4

 

Director: Michael Waterhouse
Starring: Dr Tori Herridge, Dr Alex Langlands
Production Company: Tern Television Productions Ltd
Kent Locations Used: Tankerton, Whitstable, Port of Ramsgate, Port

The third series of Britain at Low Tide will return to our screens this week. The show features archaeologists Dr Tori Herridge and Dr Alex Langlands as they explore coastal areas and their historical treasures as the tide goes out.

The first episode of the series starts off on the north Kent coast, as Dr Tori Herridge and the team follow a shipwreck discovery in Tankerton, as well as filming at The Street in Whitstable. These areas have previously hosted productions such as The Thames: Britain’s Great River With Tony Robinson (2019) and Celebrity Antiques Road Show (2018).

Production also visited Port of Ramsgate for more filming. Ramsgate is a quaint seaside town in Kent, has been used in previous productions such as Ross Edgley’s Great British Swim (2018) and Britain’s Favourite Walks: Top 100 (2018).

And finally, further filming around the old Richborough Port in Sandwich. Sandwich is a medieval town situated on the River Stour and boasts golf clubs, eateries and B&B’s as well as a museum, windmill and Roman Fort. Productions which have previously visited the town include Celebrity Antiques Road Show (2018) and Countryfile (2009).

Britain at Low Tide will air on Saturday 14th September 2019 on Channel 4 at 8pm. The series will then air each Saturday.

 

Links:

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

For more information on Britain at Low Tide please visit: https://www.channel4.com/programmes/britain-at-low-tide

For more information on Tankerton Beach visit https://www.visitsoutheastengland.com/things-to-do/tankerton-beach-p357081

For more information on Whitstable visit: https://www.canterbury.co.uk/info/37/whitstable

For more information on Ramsgate Harbour visit http://www.portoframsgate.co.uk/

For more information on Richborough Port visit: http://www.open-sandwich.co.uk/town_history/richborough_port.htm

 


Top Boy – Series 3 (2019)

Group of four men, with some sitting and some leaning on a grey car parked in a street.

Top Boy Series 3 © Channel4

 

Writer: Ronan Bennett
Starring: Ashley Walters and Kane Robinson, Malcom Kamulete and Shone Romulus
Produced by: Cowboy Films
Kent Locations Used: Margate, Ramsgate and Gravesend

Top Boy is a British drama series revolving around the life of Dushane (Ashley Walters), leader of an underground drug operation, and his friend Sully (Kane Robinson). Their aim is to become the richest men in town and are joined by troubled teen Ra’Nell (Malcolm Kamulete.

Series 2 ended in 2013, with those loyal to Dushane paying a high price for their involvement in the drug business. Axed by Channel 4 in 2013, the show soon found a new home on Netflix and series 3 will be produced by none other than rapper Drake, a long-time fan of the series.

The series was written by Ronan Bennet (Gunpowder, Hidden) and stars Ashley Walters (Figures of Speech, Bulletproof) and Kane Robinson (Tower Block, Point Blank

Filming took place on Margate Beach and nearby streets, including Athelstan Road, Northdown Road, Newgate Gap and the Winter Gardens. Production also visited Ramsgate, where they filmed at the Rose of England pub, various streets around the town, Ramsgate station and Ramsgate Main Sands.

Margate seafront in the district of Thanet is a popular film location and has been used as in various productions such as in feature films King of Thieves (2018) and King Lear (2018). Ramsgate is also a popular location in Thanet and has featured in several productions such as Baptise (2019), Hurricane (2018) and The Tunnel: Sabotage (2016).

Further filming also took place in Gravesend.

Gravesend is on the southern bank of the River Thames and boasts a cast iron pier, promenade and high street as well as international rail links at the nearby Ebbsfleet International station. The Gravesend area has previously welcomed film productions such as Killing Eve (2018), The Escape (2018), and Doctor Strange (2017).

Top Boy will be released on Netflix on Friday 13th September 2019.

 

 

Links:

For more information about filming in Kent please visit: FilmOffice@kent.gov.uk

For more information on Margate visit: https://www.visitkent.co.uk/destinations/margate-broadstairs-and-ramsgate/margate/

For more information on Ramsgate visit http://www.visitramsgate.co.uk/

 


Kathy Burke’s All Woman (2019)

 

Black and white image of comedienne and actress Kathy Burke looking at the camera smiling.

Kathy Burke in Kathy Burke’s All Woman ©Channel 4

 

Director:  Louise McGregor, Lucy Wilcox
Starring:  Kathy Burke
Production Company: Flicker Productions
Kent Locations Used: Tankerton Beach, Whitstable

British comedienne and actress Kathy Burke presents this three-part documentary series for Channel 4, discussing the challenges of what it means to be a woman in our era. Topics include motherhood, beauty, work, personal image, sex and relationships.

Kathy Burke is known for her character Kevin in Harry Enfield Presents Kevin’s Guide to Being a Teenager. She has also appeared in other productions such as Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, as well as participating in regular comedy panel shows such as 8 out 10 Cats Does Countdown, and The Last Leg.

In episode 3 Kathy Burke visits Whitstable town and beaches where she speaks to the women of PEG – the Profanities Embroidery Group.

Other productions have also visited Whitstable, including Britain at Low Tide (2018), Catastrophe Series 4 (2019), and The Apprentice (2015).

Kathy Burke’s All Woman will air on Channel 4 on Tuesday 13th August 2019 at 10pm.

 

Links:

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

For more information on Tankerton Beach visit: https://www.visitsoutheastengland.com/things-to-do/tankerton-beach-p357081

For more information on Kathy Burke: All Woman visit: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8430274/fullcredits?ref_=tt_cl_sm

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


Britain’s Most Historic Towns – Series 2 (2019)

 

Presenter Alice Roberts seen sitting on a farm vehicle in a field in Dover, Kent.

Alice Roberts exploring Dover, Kent ©Channel 4 Television

 

Starring: Alice Roberts

Production Company: IWC Media and Channel 4 Television

Kent Locations Used: Canterbury and Dover

Documentary series Britain’s Most Historic Towns returns this week, where presenter Alice Roberts (Digging for Britain) explores the UK’s past, by focusing on six key eras as she travels to different towns which best illustrate each of these.

Episode one of the second series kicks off in Kent, where Alice examines Britain in wartime by looking at the coastal town of Dover.

In addition to this, production also visited the historical city of Canterbury, as well as Canterbury Castle, St Augustine’s Abbey, Blean Forest and East Bridge Hospital.

Dover is the site of the famous The White Cliffs of Dover and has been used in previous productions such as The Lost Commando Raid (2018) and Celebrity Antiques Road Show – Series 8 (2018).

Canterbury is a popular filming location and has hosted a variety of filming, such as the productions for River Walks (2018) and Britain’s Great Cathedrals with Tony Robinson (2018).

Presenter Alice Roberts sitting by the river in Canterbury.

Presenter Alice Roberts exploring Canterbury ©IWC Media

 

Britain’s Most Historic Towns Series 2 is due to air on Channel 4 on Saturday 18th May 2019 at 8pm and will air on a weekly basis.

 

Links:

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

For more information on the programme: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8251758/?ref_=ttep_ep_ttFor more information on Dover: https://www.whitecliffscountry.org.uk/Explore/Dover/Dover.aspx

For more information on Canterbury: https://www.canterbury.co.uk/

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

 


Coast v Country (2017)

presenters standing outside beach hut looking towards camera

Coast v Country © Freeform Productions

Production Company: Freeform Productions

Kent Locations used: Hythe Seabrook, Folkestone, Dover, St Margarets at Cliffe, Deal, Reinden Woods, Pedlinge, Elham,  Chillenden , Canterbury, Densole, Great Chart, Ashford, Sittingbourne.

Coast v Country is a brand new property format for Channel 4, which showcases the most striking properties for sale in some of Kent’s most beautiful coast & countryside locations. The series is presented by property experts Sara Damergi, Kerr Drummond and property developers Kirsty Duffy and David Bull.

Dover is the site of the famous white cliffs of Dover and has been used in films such as Sherlock Holmes, a game of shadows (2011) and those magnificent men and their flying machines (1965)

Another well-known location, Canterbury Cathedral, is the oldest and most renowned cathedral in England; currently a world heritage site it has been previously used to film Last Orders (2002) and a Canterbury Tale (1944)

The new series of Coast v Country starts on Monday 30th October at 4pm on Channel 4.

Episodes which feature Kent are due to air on 2nd, 22nd and 24th November 2017.

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

For more information on Coast v Country visit: http://www.coastvcountry.co.uk/about-us/ 

For more information about Kent: https://www.visitkent.co.uk/ 

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

 


The End of the F***ing World (2017)

James and Alyssa sitting on bench looking forward with woods in background

The End of the F***ing World: – Alex Lawther as James. Jessica Barden as Alyssa. – © Clerkenwell Films / Channel 4 Television

Writer: Charlie Covell, Chuck Forsman

Director: Jonathan Entwistle, Lucy Tcherniak

Starring: Jessica Barden, Alex Lawther

Production Company: Clerkenwell Films, Dominic Buchanan Productions

Kent Locations Used: Leysdown on Sea, Isle of Sheppey

New Channel 4 comedy-drama series ‘The End of the F****** World’ follows two teenage outsiders, James (Alex Lawther) and Alyssa (Jessica Barden), who escape their families to embark on a road trip to find Alyssa’s father. The pair end up getting caught up in a series of violent events and find themselves on a path of discovery.

Alyssa and James sitting at diner table ordering from waitress

The End of the F***ing World: – Alex Lawther as James. Jessica Barden as Alyssa. Juliet Cowan as Diner Waitress – © Clerkenwell Films / Channel 4 Television

The series was written by Charlie Covell (Banana, Forget Me Not) and Chuck Forsman (TEOTFW- 2014). It was directed by Jonathan Entwistle (TEOTFW – 2014) and Lucy Tcherniak (Lay Me Down). The cast is led by Jessica Barden (Coronation Street), and Alex Lawther (Black Mirror).

The series filmed in and around Leysdown on Sea on the Isle of Sheppey, which was part of Entwistle’s attempt at American style filmmaking in a British setting. Writer, Covell, during an interview described how they were trying to find locations which weren’t ‘quintessentially British’, which is why they chose the Isle of Sheppey as the location.

Leysdown on Sea is a coastal village on the east side of the Isle of Sheppey in the Borough of Swale in Kent. Previously, projects such as Hunted (2016), Robbie Williams music video Love my Life (2016) and The Sweeney (2012) featured the Isle of Sheppey.

‘The End of the F****** World’ begins on the 24th of October 2017 at 10:20pm on Channel 4 and all episodes are available on All4.

 

Links:

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

For more information on The End of the F****** World visit: http://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-end-of-the-ing-world

For more information on the Isle of Sheppey visit: https://www.visitkent.co.uk/destinations/isle-of-sheppey-and-sittingbourne/

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

 

 


Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams (2017)

Jill (Sidse Babett Knudsen) and Ed (Steve Buscemi) sitting at a table.

Jill (Sidse Babett Knudsen) and Ed (Steve Buscemi). Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams: Crazy Diamond

Writer: Philip K. Dick (the series is an adaptation of his work).

Director: Each episode has a different director, some of the directors include: Michael Dinner, David Farr, Francesca Gregorini and Tom Harper.

Starring: Gumuliauskas Vaclovas, Juke Hardy, Alona Leoine, Russ Panzarella, Steve Buscemi, Richard Madden, Bryan Cranston and many more.

Production Company: Channel 4 and Sony Pictures Television

Ed (Steve Buscemi) and Sally (Julia Davis) walking up drive with suitcases in hands

Ed (Steve Buscemi) and Sally (Julia Davis)
Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams : “Crazy Diamond”

Kent Locations Used: Dungeness and Pilot Pub

Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams is a sci-fi anthology series with stand-alone episodes that focus on dark themes and ideas with a twist. The first season will contain 10 episodes of adapted material from Philip K. Dick’s body of literary work.

Source material from Philip K. Dick (Blade Runner) stories, directed by, among others,  Michael Dinner (The Crew), David Farr (The Ones Below), Francesca Gregorini (The Truth About Emanuel) and Tom Harper (Peaky Blinders). The first season stars Timothy Spall (Mr Turner, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Gumuliauskas Vaclovas (The Death of Stalin), Juke Hardy (Alien: Covenant), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Liam Cunningham (Game of Thrones) and Steve Buscemi (Fargo, Boardwalk Empire) as well as many others.

Some scenes from the upcoming series were filmed in Dungeness on the south coast of Kent. The area has been used in the past for many different films and TV series. Previous productions filmed in Dungeness include: Una (2017) and Doctor Who: The Claws of Axos (1971). The Pilot Inn in Dungeness previously featured in the The Poison Tree (2012)

Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams premieres on Sunday 17 September 2017 on Channel 4 at 9PM.

Links:

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

For more information on Electric Dreams visit: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5711280/?ref_=ttloc_loc_tt

For more information on The Pilot visit: http://thepilotdungeness.co.uk/

For more information on Dungeness visit: http://theromneymarsh.net/

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