Antiques Roadshow (2015)

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: Walmer Castle and Gardens

The Antiques Roadshow, presented by Fiona Bruce, is the popular BBC One show where members of the public can bring antiques and collectables to various locations across the UK where experts will examine and value the items.

Now in its 38th series, the team visited Walmer Castle in Deal, Kent in July 2015, which will be shown over two episodes.

The public came along to recount the stories behind their antiques, find out more about their pieces and marvel at the castle itself. Treasures brought in for valuation included a remarkable prisoner of war diary, a show stopping collection of ceramic grotesque birds by Martin Brothers and a late 18th-century round revolving table with a secret compartment intrigues.

Walmer Castle and Gardens is a charming Tudor castle set by the sea which boasts eight acres of magnificent gardens, woodland, and sea views. Deal has previously featured on screen in Legacy (2013), Little Dorrit (2008) and Ruby Blue (2008).

The Walmer Castle episode of Antiques Roadshow will air on Sunday 15th and 22nd November 2015 at 20:00 on BBC One.

Links:

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

For more information about this location: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/walmer-castle-and-gardens/

For more information about the show: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006mj2y

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

 

 


Fake or Fortune – Turner: A Miscarriage of Justice? (2012)

 

Fake Or Fortune L-R - Dr. Bendor Grosvenor, Fiona Bruce and Philip Mould

Fake Or Fortune L-R – Dr. Bendor Grosvenor, Fiona Bruce and Philip Mould © BBC

Production Company: BBC

Kent Locations: Margate, Turner Contemporary Art Gallery, Thanet

The second series of BBC’s Fake or Fortune returns with presenter and journalist Fiona Bruce joining art experts Philip Mould and Dr Bendor Grosvenor to explore the mysteries behind historical paintings to see if it was by a renowned artist, or a fake.

This episode focuses on three paintings left to the National Museum of Wales, which are believed to be by JMW Turner, but experts branded them fakes and deemed them unfit to be displayed at the gallery. Will Philip, Dr Bendor and Fiona be able to find clues and evidence to settle their authenticity once and for all?

The crew visited Margate and the Turner Contemporary Art Gallery to investigate the history of the mystery paintings. Turner had a strong connection with Margate and painted many landscapes there.

Margate is a popular seaside town in Thanet with a sandy beach, harbour, arcades, period housing, as well as the Turner Contemporary Art Gallery and amusement park, Dreamland. A wealth of productions have come to Margate, including Above Suspicion (2010), The Apprentice (2009) and Exodus (2007).

Fake or Fortune is on BBC One on Sunday 23rd September at 19:00.

Links:

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

For more information about Fake or Fortune visit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01mxxzb

For more information about Margate visit:  http://www.visitkent.co.uk/explore/thedms.asp?dms=13&venue=3201198 

For more information about the Turner Contemporary visit: http://www.turnercontemporary.org/

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