Phil Spencer’s Stately Homes – Series 3 (2020)

Phil Spencer standing in front of Leeds Castle

Phil Spencer’s Stately Homes Series 3 Episode 4 Leeds Castle © Thomas Alexander / Channel 4

 

Executive Producer: Marcus Stephenson

Writers: Harry Williams, Jack Williams

Starring: Phil Spencer and Liz Smith

Production Company: Mayfly Television

Kent Locations Used: Leeds Castle, Maidstone

Phil Spencer (Kirstie & Phil’s Love It or List It (2015)Relocation, Relocation (2003)) returns for a grand tour of some of the country’s finest country houses to uncover the stories behind their creation in Series 3 of Stately Homes for Channel 4.

Phil, accompanied by Conservation Architect Liz Smith ,is given unprecedented access into fascinating stately home archives to reveal the incredible ambition of the house’s creators, as well as the huge quantities of materials, labour and money involved in turning their flights of fancy into bricks and mortar.

With a chance to try his hand at craft and restoration, and insight from the current custodians, Phil discovers how these homes became symbols of power – and play – and what the buildings and estates are really like to own.

The series is produced by Mayfly Television and written by Harry Williams and Jack Williams. The executive producer is Marcus Stephenson with Clemency Green Commissioning Editor for Features.

During filming in 2019 the production visited Leeds Castle in Kent in the year the castle celebrated its 900th anniversary. Filming took place inside the Castle when Phil interviewed staff members including Leeds Castle Curator Annie Kemkaran-Smith as well as a descendant of the last private owner Lady Baillie.  During the episode Phil went punting on the moat and visited the clock tower to raise Lady Baillie’s flag.

Set in the outskirts of the county town of Kent, Maidstone is the beautiful Leeds Castle which is set over 500 acres and boasts stunning period rooms, gardens, a moat, woodlands, maze with shell grotto and a falconry centre. Leeds Castle has previously been used as a film location by factual TV programmes Celebrity Antiques Road Show – Series 8 (2018)Secrets of Great British Castles (2016) and Richard E. Grant on Ealing Comedies (2016).

Phil Spencer’s Stately Homes – Leeds Castle is due to air on More4 on Thursday 12th March 2020 at 9pm.

A picture of Leeds Castle viewed through the woodland

Phil Spencer Stately Homes S3 Ep4 Leeds Castle GV © Channel 4

Links

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

For more information on the series please visit: https://www.channel4.com/programmes/phil-spencers-stately-homes

For more information on Leeds Castle please visit: https://www.leeds-castle.com/home

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

 

 


Great British Railway Journeys Series 11 (2020)

A person standing on a railway station platform

Michael Portillo in Great British Railway Journeys Series 11 © BBC

 

Director: Titus Ogilvy
Starring: Michael Portillo
Executive Producer: John Comerford
Production Company: Boundless West
Kent Locations Used: Canterbury, Maidstone, Chartwell House in Westerham

Great British Railway Journeys is a documentary series in which Michael Portillo travels the length and breadth of the country by train referring to his 1930s Bradshaw’s Guide stopping at places of interest.

Produced by Boundless West for the BBC, the episode is directed by Titus Ogilvy with John Comerford as Executive Producer.

In episode 11 Michael Portillo takes a journey from Canterbury to Alexandra Palace exploring the east of England in the inter-war period. Beginning in Canterbury, Michael treads the boards as he uncovers the political message behind a play published in 1936 ABOUT the 12th-century murder of Archbishop Thomas Becket.

In Maidstone, Michael learns of the international origins of the most British symbol of remembrance at the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal before paying his respects at a war memorial based on London’s Cenotaph.

Michael stopped off in Sevenoaks and travelled to nearby Westerham where he visited the country home of one of his political heroes, Sir Winston Churchill and discovers how the 1930s were wilderness years at Chartwell.

Canterbury is a vibrant City that offers a variety of locations ranging from the modern day city, parks and open spaces, historic streets and the world heritage site of Canterbury Cathedral. Canterbury is a popular filming location and has previously been used as a location for filming for Britain’s Christmas Story (2019) and Britain’s Great Cathedrals with Tony Robinson (2018).

As the county town of Kent Maidstone plays an important part in Kent’s history. The River Medway runs though the town centre linking it with other towns such as Rochester and Chatham. The Borough of Maidstone is a popular town for filming, previous productions include Celebrity Antiques Road Show – Series 8 (2018)  and popular Netflix show Black Mirror.

Chartwell House, Churchill’s former home. Set in delightful gardens, Chartwell is a National Trust property in Westerham, just outside Sevenoaks, and the rooms remain much as they were when Churchill lived there. Chartwell has previously been used as a film location by productions such as Flog It! (2014) and feature film Darkest Hour (2018).

Episode 11 Canterbury to Alexandra Palace airs on BBC Two at 630pm on Monday 20th January 2020.

Links

For more information on filming in Kent please visit: https://www.kentfilmoffice.co.uk

For more information on Great British Railways please visit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000dl5b

For more information about Canterbury please visit: https://www.canterbury.co.uk/

For more information about Maidstone please visit: https://www.visitmaidstone.com/

For more information about Chartwell House please visit: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/chartwell

 


Max Payne Retribution trailer released

Max Payne Retribution film poster - characters standing over the graphic

Max Payne Retribution film poster

Writer and Director: Leroy Kincaide

Starring: Joan James Muixi, Leroy Kincaide, Gracie Tyrrell and Jon Campling

Kent Locations used: Maidstone, Thanet, Rochester

The trailer for Max Payne Retribution film has been released and was filmed in Kent! The 35 minute live action thriller features all the Max Payne action gaming fans love and follows the same characters, world and storylines from Max Payne 1 and 2.

Max Payne Retribution was directed by Leroy Kincaide (Vengeance, Dead Zone) who also stars and produced by Chloe Chudasama (Freeman: New World Order). It stars Joan James Muixi (In the Fog, Price of Freedom), Gracie Tyrrell (Death of a Tree, Unforgivable) and Jon Campling (Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows).

Director Leroy Kincaide said: “It feels so great to see the project finally come to life, but also being able to contribute to the legacy that is Max Payne. Being such a huge part of my teenage years it gives me great pleasure to still see so many fans support the games and project. I want to also give huge thanks to Sam Lake and Remedy Entertainment for bringing such a legendary game into our lives- it really has been one of the main reasons I want to pursue my career as a Film Director.”

According to the independent filmmakers, they have bigger plans for the short film, so you may have to wait until mid 2017 before we get to view the 35 minute live action thriller.

Private locations in Maidstone, Thanet and Rochester were used for filming.

Maidstone is town has many shops and restaurants along with the River Medway running through its town centre and linking it to other towns such as Rochester and Chatham. Previously filmed in Maidstone was Don’t Tell the Bride (2013), DIY SOS: The Big Build (2013) and Four Weddings (2010) among others.

Medway is a district of Kent that includes the towns Rochester, Chatham and Gillingham.

Thanet is a district of Kent that includes the towns Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate. Filming projects that have used the Thanet area include Emelie Sande music video (2016), The Lady in the Van (2015) and Eastenders (2015).

Rochester is a mediaeval city with a cathedral, castle ruins and a high street on the River Medway. Previously filmed in Rochester were Jekyll and Hyde (2015), Great British Railway Journeys (2014) and Long Lost Family (2012) among others.

Max Payne Retribution will premiere in mid-2017.

Links:

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

For more information on film visit:  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4581198/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

For more information on Maidstone: http://www.visitmaidstone.com/

For more information on Thanet: http://www.visitthanet.co.uk/

For more information on Rochester: http://www.visitmedway.org/destinations/rochester

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Rustom (2016)

Rustom film poster with army officer

Rustom film poster © Friday Filmworks

Director: Dharmendra Suresh Desai

Writer: Vipul K. Rawal

Starring: Akshay Kumar, Ileana,  Arjan Bajwa

Production Co.: Cape of Good Films, Kriarj Entertainment, Plan C Studios, Zee Studios

Kent Locations Used: The Chequers Inn pub in Aylesford, Canterbury, Maidstone River Path and County Hall, Leeds Castle, Dover seafront, South Foreland Lighthouse, The Historic Dockyard Chatham

Rustom is a Hindi  murder mystery romance inspired by the true 1959 legal KM Nanavati v. State of Maharashtra, which changed the face of the India judicial system. Kawas Manekshaw Nanavati (Akshay Kumar) was a naval officer who was tried for killing his English-born wife’s lover, Prem Ahuja.  The murder case is still famous on the subcontinent and the film’s tagline is “3 shots that shocked the nation”.

The film is directed by Dharmendra Suresh Desai (Special 26, Players), written by Vipul K. Rawal and stars Akshay Kumar (Singh Is Kinng, Housefull 2), Ileana (Barfi!, Devadasu), and Arjan Bajwa (Son of Sardaar, Bobby Jasoos).

The Rustom production filmed on location in Kent in April 2016 for the romantic montage where Rustom (Akshay Kumar) and Cynthia (Ileana D’Cruz) visit England including The Chequers Inn pub in Aylesford, Canterbury, Maidstone River Path and County Hall, Leeds Castle, Dover seafront and  South Foreland Lighthouse.

The Historic Dockyard Chatham features as the Bombay naval port and HMS Cavalier as the destroyer on which he serves. A snowy Commissioners House also features in a montage and Slip 5 in a dinner scene between Rear Admiral Prashant Kamath (Parmeet Sethi)and Cynthia (Ilene D’Cruz).

Aylesford is a picturesque village located on the banks of the River Medway complete with a Norman Church and Victorian houses. It has previously featured in Half A Sixpence (1967).

Canterbury is a historic cathedral city with parks and open spaces, shopping areas, bars and restaurants and has previously featured on screen in projects such as Take Me Out – Series 8 (2016) Terry and Mason’s Great Food Trip (2015) The Apprentice (2014).

The county town of Kent, Maidstone has many parks, shopping areas and sports facilities and is home to The Maidstone Studios. Maidstone has been used to film The Great Interior Design Challenge (2014), Couples Come Dine With Me (2014) and Don’t Tell the Bride (2013), to name a few.

Leeds Castle is a romantic castle with medieval themed rooms, 1920’s style interiors and original marble bathrooms. The large 500 acres estate boasts beautiful gardens, a moat, woodlands, maze with shell grotto and an aviary. The castle has been used to film The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses (2016), Henry VIII (2003) and Lady Jane (1987).

South Foreland Lighthouse in Dover, is a Victorian lighthouse landmark along the White Cliffs of Dover. The Dover area has been used for projects including Mr Selfridge Series 3 (2015), The Apprentice (2015) and On A Clear Day (2005).

The Historic Dockyard Chatham is a 17th century dockyard set over 80 acres, containing over 100 buildings dating from the Georgian and Victorian Periods. It has been used extensively for filming, appearing in productions such as Call the Midwife (2016), Les Miserables (2013) and Downton Abbey (2013).

Rustom was released worldwide on 12th August 2016 and is now available for DVD purchase.

Links:

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

For more information on film visit: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5165344/

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

For more information on Maidstone: http://www.visitmaidstone.com/

For more information on Leeds Castle: https://www.leeds-castle.com/home

For more information on South Foreland Lighthouse: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/south-foreland-lighthouse

For more information on Dover: http://www.whitecliffscountry.org.uk/Home.aspx

For more information on The Historic Dockyard Chatham: http://thedockyard.co.uk/

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Children in Need – The Rickshaw Challenge (2015)

Pudsey the bear in the studio with Team Rickshaw

The One Show’s Rickshaw challenge 2015 – Team Rickshaw. (l-r) Alex Jones, Lucy, George G, Pudsey, Erin, Amira, Matt Baker, George D, Elliot © BBC

Kent Locations: Tunbridge Wells, Maidstone, Chatham, The Historic Dockyard Chatham, Rochester, Gravesend, Dartford

Returning in 2015 for its fifth year is The One Show Rickshaw Challenge, in aid of BBC Children in Need. With help from The One Show presenters Matt Baker and Alex Jones, six young riders embark upon an epic 470-mile journey pedalling a rickshaw.

Across eight days the team will cycle from Land’s End to the East End, beginning their pursuit on Friday 6th November 2015. The end of Day Six will see the team touch down in Brighton, before beginning the sixty miles plus journey to The Historic Dockyard Chatham the following day. The expedition will take the team through a number of towns in Kent, including parts of Tunbridge Wells, Maidstone, Chatham, Rochester, Gravesend and Dartford . The team’s full journey can be found and followed here: http://pudsey.viewranger.com/

The cumulative total of money raised so far by The Rickshaw Challenge is over £7.9 million, all of which goes towards supporting disadvantaged young people in the UK.

Tunbridge Wells is a town in West Kent, home to a host of historic buildings, specialist shops, churches and a busy town centre. Productions which have previously filmed in the area include Britain’s Best Bakery (2012), Terry and Mason’s Great Food Trip (2015) and Hunted (2012).

Maidstone is the county town of Kent, home to a number of parks and shopping facilities, as well as The Maidstone Studios which is the UK’s largest independent High Definition TV studio facility. Productions which have filmed in the area include Take Me Out (2015), Later… with Jools Holland (2015) and Couples Come Dine With Me (2014).

Rochester offers beautiful cobbled streets, parks and the Cathedral and castle while Chatham is home to The Historic Dockyard Chatham, Day Seven’s final destination before Team Rickshaw makes their way up to Elstree to finally complete the challenge.  The Historic Dockyard Chatham is a popular filming location on account of its Georgian and Victorian architecture and authentic cobbled streets (which the rickshaw riders might be hoping to avoid!). The Medway area has previously been seen on screen in Jekyll and Hyde (2015), The Mystery of Edwin Drood (2012) and Sherlock Holmes (2009).

The town of Gravesend is situated in North West Kent, with exceptional transport links up to London. Gravesend has previously hosted productions including Babylon (2014), The Interceptor (2015) and Great British Railway Journeys (2014).

Dartford is situated close to Bromley and Bexley and boasts great travel links in and out of Kent. Full of quaint architecture and great guesthouses and hotels, Dartford has hosted other productions in the past such as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (2010), Jo Brand’s Big Splash (2011) and The Inbetweeners (2010).

Tune into The One Show on BBC One at 19:00, BBC One to follow Team Rickshaw’s progress from Friday 6th November until Friday 13th November, when the Children in Need Appeal Show will be airing.

Links:

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

For more information about Children In Need visit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/corporate2/childreninneed

For more information about The Rickshaw Challenge visit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/vgrPhwRvgf4Gb4XkM0NXXB/the-rickshaw-challenge-2016

For more information about the locations: http://www.visitkent.co.uk/

For more information on The Historic Dockyard: http://www.thedockyard.co.uk/

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Couples Come Dine With Me (2014)

The Come Dine With Me logo

Come Dine With Me © Channel 4

Production company: ITV Studios, Shiver Productions

Kent Locations: Bearsted, Kings Hill, Maidstone

Channel 4’s popular show returns with a twist: in this series, couples work together to host the best dinner party for a cash prize!

A table laid out for a dinner party with glasses, cutlery and napkins

Couples Come Dine With Me © Channel 4

Come Dine With Me started in 2005 and has proved very popular with audiences. In episode 10 of the new series, the show follows three West Kent couples, including married West End performers Millie and Andy, newlyweds Sam and Emma and dinner party fanatics Alex and Richard. Whose efforts will be judged victorious?

The production filmed the West Kent contestants in and around their homes in Kings Hill , Maidstone and Bearsted.

Maidstone lies on the River Medway and is the county town of Kent offering shopping areas and parks. It is close to many tourist attractions, such as Kent Life and Leeds Castle. Maidstone is also home to The Maidstone Studios which has hosted filming for TV productions such as Draw It (2014), Later…With Jools Holland (2013-2014) and Take Me Out (2010 – 2014).

Bearsted is a village near Maidstone and boasts shops, pubs and sports clubs in a countryside setting.

Kings Hill is a housing and business development built on an airfield site which was used in 1967 for The Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour (1967) and more recently, the area was featured in Channel 4’s Cape Wrath (2008).

Don’t miss the Kent episode which will air on Friday 18th July 2014 at 17:00 on Channel 4.

Links

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

For more information about the programme visit: http://www.channel4.com/programmes/couples-come-dine-with-me

For more information about Maidstone: http://www.visitmaidstone.com/

For more information about Kings Hill: http://www.kings-hill.com/

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Peter Andre’s 60 Minute Makeover (2013)

Peter Andre in overalls holding a paintbrush

Peter Andre © ITV

Production company: Shiver Productions

Kent Locations: Faversham, Rochester, Herne Bay, Maidstone

ITV daytime show Peter Andre’s 60 Minute Makeover returns for its tenth outing with a new name and host. Reality TV star and singer Peter Andre plus a team of helpers and designers carry out surprise makeovers of deserving home-owners around the country.

With the new series there is also a change of extending the one day time limit to make over the houses, meaning bigger and better transformations with the highlights being shown in 60 minutes.

The interior designers on hand to help include Linda Barker, Julia Kendell, Leah Hughes and Ben Hillman who are experts in home renovation, recycling old furniture, and knowing how to add a personal touch to a home without the price tag.

In May 2013, the 60 Minute Makeover team visited Faversham where they transformed a house as well as Herne Bay where the team tries to transform a bedroom and office in just one hour.

In June 2013, the 60 Minute Makeover team also visited widower Steven Arnold and his daughter Charlotte in Rochester where they transformed a dining room and bedroom.

They also makeover a house in Maidstone where Linda Wheatley returns home to find that a wall has been knocked down and her lounge and dining room has been swapped over – will the shock turn into delight?

Faversham is a beautiful, historic market town which boasts nearly 500 listed buildings and is set on the picturesque Faversham Creek. It has many restaurants, shops, attractions and beautiful walks and has been used for various productions including Channel 4 drama Southcliffe, Great British Story: A People’s History (2012) and the nearby Oare Marshes were used in Great Expectations (2012).

Rochester is a historic city with a Cathedral and castle which date back to the Medieval times. The city is strongly connected to Charles Dickens and many TV and film adaptations of his famous novels have filmed here such as BBC’s The Mystery of Edwin Drood (2012) and Great Expectations (1989).

Herne Bay is located on the Kent coast and has beaches and seafront gardens as well as many shops and eateries, amusement arcades, and a windmill. Productions that have chosen to film in the area include Got To Dance (2012), Things I Haven’t Told You (2008) and French Dressing (1964).

Maidstone is the county town of Kent and lies on the River Medway. It boasts thriving shopping areas, and nearby idyllic.  Maidstone has been featured on programmes such as DIY SOS: The Big Build (2013), and Sarah Beeny’s Selling Houses (2013).

Don’t miss the Kent episodes of Peter Andre’s 60 Minute Makeover:

Faversham – Friday 22nd November 2013 at 14:00 on ITV1

Rochester – Monday 25th November 2013 at 14:00 on ITV1.

Herne Bay – Thursday 28th November 2013 at 14:00 on ITV1

Maidstone – Friday 29th November 2013 at 14:00 on ITV1

Links:

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

For more information about the programme please visit: http://www.itv.com/60minutemakeover/

For more information about Faversham: http://www.faversham.org/

For more information about Rochester: http://www.visitmedway.org/destinations/rochester

For more information on Herne Bay: http://www.canterbury.co.uk/canterbury-district/Herne-Bay.aspx

For more information about Maidstone: http://www.visitmaidstone.com/

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Don’t Tell the Bride (2013)

 

 

Don't Tell The Bride, Kent couple Kallie and Grantt - Kallie is on a horse and Grantt is standing next to it with green surroundings

Don’t Tell The Bride, Kent couple Kallie and Grantt © BBC, Renegade Pictures, thephotographygarden.co.uk

Production company: Renegade Pictures

Kent Locations: Gravesend, Three Dawes Pub, Darenth Country Park, Ashford, Biddenden, Tenterden, Maidstone

Don’t Tell the Bride is the popular BBC Three series where a couple is given £12,000 for their dream wedding, but there is a catch – the bride cannot be involved and has to hand every detail of the wedding over to the groom, including the all-important dress. With just three weeks to organise a perfect wedding, emotions are guaranteed to run high. Will the brave brides be happy with the weddings?

Kent couple Kallie and Grantt with heads nuzzled

Don’t Tell The Bride, Kent couple Kallie and Grantt © BBC, Renegade Pictures, thephotographygarden.co.uk

Now in its seventh series, Don’t Tell The Bride follows Northfleet couple Kallie and Grantt as the groom organises a wedding which he thinks his bride-to-be would like, and the bride looks at what her dream wedding would be. Teacher Grantt arranges an elaborate fairytale themed wedding while his science student Kallie wants a traditional wedding, will the bride approve? Throughout their journey they visit many Kent locations including Gravesend, Darenth Country Park as well as wedding locations in Ashford, Biddenden, Tenterden and Maidstone.

Gravesend is on the south bank of the River Thames and has a cast iron pier, promenade and high street as well as international links at the nearby Ebbsfleet International station. Gravesend has welcomed other productions such as Piggy (2012), Britain’s First Photo Album (2012) and Ashley Banjo’s Secret Street Crew (2012).

Ashford is a market town which lies on the River Stour and has many shops, eateries, and a designer outlet shopping centre with beautiful countryside only a short drive away. Ashford and surrounding areas has featured in productions including The Secret Removers (2012), Cowboy Traders (2012) and Emma (2009).

Maidstone is the county town of Kent which lies on the River Medway. The town has busy shopping areas, parks, nearby stunning countryside and attractions such as Kent Life and Leeds CastleMaidstone has been featured on programmes such as DIY SOS: The Big Build (2013), Sarah Beeny’s Selling Houses (2013) and  The Maidstone Studios has hosted filming for TV productions such as Later…With Jools Holland (2013), Take Me Out (2010 – 2013) and The Biggest Loser (2012).

Don’t miss Kallie and Grantt’s episode of Don’t Tell the Bride which will be shown on Tuesday 29th October on BBC Three at 21:00. 

Links

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

For more information about the programme visit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00d7mtr

For more information about Gravesend: http://www.visitkent.co.uk/destinations/gravesend-and-dartford/6892

For more information about Ashford: http://www.visitkent.co.uk/destinations/ashford-and-tenterden/6211

For more information about Maidstone: http://www.visitkent.co.uk/destinations/maidstone/6185

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


DIY SOS: The Big Build (2013)

The DIY SOS team - Mark Millar, Nick Knowles, Gabrielle Blackman, Billy Byrne, Julian Perryman, Chris Frediani © BBC

DIY SOS – Mark Millar, Nick Knowles, Gabrielle Blackman, Billy Byrne, Julian Perryman, Chris Frediani © BBC

Production Company: BBC

Kent Locations: Maidstone

DIY SOS: The Big Build is the popular BBC show where the team take on large scale renovation projects to help families in need of expansion, including everything from extensions and conversions to full scale re-models.

Now in its twenty third series, Nick Knowles and his team visit the Morris family in Maidstone to help transform their house. The family are in desperate need of house renovations after royal engineer and paratrooper Mo was given a medical discharge due to damage to his knees and can no longer walk unaided. In constant pain and with Mo relying on others to help him get around the house, the DIY SOS team are on hand to assemble friends, family and local trades, transforming the house and giving Mo his independence back and taking the pressure off the whole family.

Maidstone is the county town of Kent and has thriving shopping areas and parks and nearby stunning countryside and attractions such as Kent Life and Leeds Castle. It is also home to the Maidstone Studios, the UK’s largest independent High Definition TV studio facility which has hosted filming for TV production such as Later…With Jools Holland (2013), Take Me Out (2010 – 2013) and The Biggest Loser (2012).

Don’t miss the Maidstone episode of DIY SOS: The Big Build which will be shown on Tuesday 15th October 2013 at 21:00 on BBC One.

Links:

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

For more information about the show: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006pnjk

For more information about Maidstone: http://www.visitmaidstone.com/

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Sarah Beeny’s Selling Houses (2013)

Sarah Beeny standing in front of houses

Sarah Beeny Selling Houses © John Carey Channel 4 Television

Production Company: Reef

Kent locations used: Maidstone, Tunbridge Wells

Property developer, Sarah Beeny returns to Channel 4 with Sarah Beeny’s Selling Houses which gives competing home owners looking to sell their properties the chance to check out their rivals by giving them the unique chance to look around each other’s homes. After one week and with £1,000 to make improvements, Sarah brings in the buyers to hear the final verdict.

The Sarah Beeny’s Selling Houses team visited families selling their houses in Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells back in October 2012 where they met Paul and Kerry, in their colourful family home, Phillip in his modern minimalist detached and Paul and Adie in their country detached house. Will Sarah convince the homeowners to make changes to their houses to make them more appealing to prospective homebuyers?

Maidstone is the county town of Kent and has plenty to offer, including thriving shopping areas, parks, nearby attractions include Leeds Castle and the Hop Farm. It is also home to the Maidstone Studios the UK’s largest independent High Definition TV studio facility which has hosted filming for TV productions such as Take Me Out (2012), The Biggest Loser  (2012) and Got To Dance (2010).

Tunbridge Wells is a large historic town situated in West Kent which has a busy town centre and period shopping, gardens, castles, historic houses, ancient churches and delightful Kent countryside. Previous productions that have filmed in the area include Britain’s Best Bakery (2012), How to Look Good Naked (2009) while BBC drama Hunted (2012) filmed at Scotney Castle in Tunbridge Wells.

The Kent episode of Sarah Beeny’s Selling Houses will be shown on Saturday 6th April 2013 at 19:00 on Channel 4.

Links

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

For more information on Maidstone: http://www.visitmaidstone.com/

For more information on Tunbridge Wells: http://www.visittunbridgewells.com/

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