You Are Whole (2016)

You Are Whole screenshot - a man walking accross a coastal footbridge

You Are Whole screenshot

Writer/Director: Laura Spini

Starring: Fred Melamed

Kent Locations Used: Studd Hill, Herne Bay and Margate

Laura Spini’s directorial debut short, You Are Whole, is a dark comedy, following Norman Pugg (played by Hollywood actor Fred Melamed), a spiritual teacher visiting houses in a small British sea-side town. He is soon mistaken for a serial killer, as he seems to leave a trail of deaths across the town. The short film was selected for the Edinburgh International Film Festival, Palm Springs International Shortfest and the London Short Film Festival.

Kent locations used are both Herne Bay and Margate.

Herne Bay is a coastal resort which is home to the world’s first free standing purpose built clock tower, and boasts a beautiful beach and seafront. Previous filming has taken place here for Holiday of My Lifetime with Len Goodman (2016), Boomers (2014 and 2016) and Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em (1973).

Margate is a seaside town complete with sandy beach, harbour, amusement park, period housing and ultra-modern art gallery Turner Contemporary. Previous filming here includes The Tunnel: Sabotage (2016), Coast (2014), Edge of Heaven (2014) and many more.

You Are Whole is available to view now: https://vimeo.com/118488026

Links:

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

For more information film visit: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3662130/

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The Apprentice (2015)

The Apprentice Contestant with Karren Brady, Lord Sugar, Claude Littner

The Apprentice Contestant with Karren Brady, Lord Sugar, Claude Littner © BBC/Boundless/Jim Marks

 

Production company: Talkback

Kent Locations: Dover Castle, Margate, Ramsgate, Sandwich, Dover, Whitstable, Ashford 

The Apprentice is a popular BBC One show where ambitious entrepreneurs compete to avoid hearing the famous line “You’re Fired” and win Lord Sugar’s £250,000 investment.

The 18 candidates will have to show their commercial insight and business sense throughout the 12 tough tasks which are closely watched by Lord Sugar’s advisors Baroness Karren Brady and, replacing Nick Hewer, Claude Littner.

In episode three of series 11, “Cross-Channel Discount Buying”, Lord Sugar summons the group to the wartime tunnels underneath Dover Castle where the two teams “Connexus” and “Versatile” are given their task – half of the team must stay in Kent and the other half must travel to France to find nine items and negotiate the best possible price. The team that spends the least amount of money will win.

During the task, the teams visit Kent towns including Margate, Ramsgate, Sandwich, Dover, Whitstable and Ashford.

With the mission over, the teams head back to the boardroom to find out who won and which candidates are in the firing line.

Margate and Ramsgate are coastal towns in the Thanet District of Kent offering gorgeous beaches, historic towns and a harbour. The area has previously featured in productions such as Eastenders (2015), Edge of Heaven (2013) and True Love (2012).

Situated on the River Stour is the medieval town of Sandwich which has some of the best-preserved half-timbered houses in the country, eateries and B&B’s. The area has been used for filming on projects including Steph and Dom Meet Nigel Farage (2014), World War Z (2013) and Britain’s Craziest Christmas Lights (2013).

Dover is home to the infamous White Cliffs of Dover, Dover Castle and the Port of Dover, Europe’s busiest passenger port. Productions which have previously filmed in the Dover area include Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Mr Selfridge Series 3 (2015) and Missing (2009).

Whitstable is a seaside town near Canterbury, famous for its annual Oyster Festival as well as the delightful harbour, shingle beach, busy high street and strong arts and culture scene.  Terry and Mason’s Great Food Trip (2015), James May’s Man Lab (2013) and Tipping the Velvet (2002) have previously chosen to film in Whitstable.

Ashford is a market town with many shops, eateries, and a designer outlet shopping centre with London and Europe are just a train ride away through Ashford International train station. Ashford and surrounding areas has been used as a film location from visiting productions including Gadget Man (2014), The Monuments Men (2014) and Emma (2009).

Don’t miss the Cross-Channel Discount Buying episode of The Apprentice featuring Kent which will be shown on Wednesday 21st October 2015 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 programme visit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06kk8y6

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

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George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces (2015)

Presenter George Clarke

George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces © Channel 4

Production Company: Plum Pictures

Kent Locations Used: Margate

Channel 4 series George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces looks into the fascinating world of small spaces and builds. In each episode George meets different people who turn tiny spaces into amazing places to work, play and even live.

Now in its fifth series, episode four visits Kent’s very own Margate where George meets a man planning to build Margate’s first Victorian bathing machine in more than 100 years.

George Clarke's Amazing Spaces - Victorian bathing machine in Margate © Thanet District Council

George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces – Victorian bathing machine in Margate © Thanet District Council

Also in the episode, George meets a coma survivor who proves he has a sense of humour by transforming a hearse into a family camper van and visits a woman who has turned her narrow boat home into a floating bookshop.

Margate is a seaside town with a pleasant mix between a charming Old Town and modern architecture such as the Turner Contemporary. The town has also recently reopened traditional theme park Dreamland. Margate has been used as a film location in a number of productions including Coast (2015), Edge of Heaven (2014) and True Love (2012).

Catch George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces featuring Margate on Thursday 8th October 2015 at 20:00 on Channel 4.

Links:

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

For more information about the series: http://www.channel4.com/programmes/george-clarkes-amazing-spaces

For more information about Margate: http://www.visitthanet.co.uk/destinations/margate/10537?microSiteId=210 

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Coast (2015)

©Thanet District Council

The Coast team on the beach at Margate ©Thanet District Council

Production Company: BBC

Kent Location: Margate

Presenter Nick Crane and the team travel around the coast of the United Kingdom, uncovering fascinating stories, wildlife and history for popular BBC Two show, Coast.

Now in its tenth series, the Coast production team have once again chosen to visit Kent and filmed for two days in Margate, using a drone to get amazing aerial shots of the coastline.

The first episode of the tenth series sees Nick Crane follow a centuries-old tourist trail out of London to Southend on Sea then along Margate. During the visit to the Kent town, Nick discovers why the area saved lives and how it’s reinvented itself for the modern tourist by relying on some old traditions.

The coastal town of Margate boasts a sandy beach, popular gallery the Turner Contemporary, arcades, quirky shops, trendy cafes and the newly opened traditional amusement park, Dreamland. Margate has been chosen as a filming location for many productions including Free Speech (2014), ITV comedy Edge of Heaven (2014) and BBC One’s drama True Love (2012).

Don’t miss the Kent episode of Coast which will be shown on Thursday 9th July 2015 on BBC Two at 21:00.

Links:

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

For more information about the programme: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006mvlc

For more information about Margate: http://www.visitthanet.co.uk/destinations/margate/10537?microSiteId=210

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Coast (2014)

Richard Taylor-Jones on Margate beach

Richard Taylor-Jones in Margate © BBC

Production Company: BBC

Kent Locations: Margate

BBC Two series Coast sees presenters including Mark Horton, Neil Oliver and Nick Crane tour the British Isle where they uncover fascinating stories, wildlife and history behind our coastline.

The finale of the ninth series “Winter”, sets out to discover a secret season for Britain’s coast. Nick Crane explores the dramatic history of the Cornish coast, and its’ tolerance for storms, Neil Oliver experiences the Viking Fire Festival on Shetland and wildlife cameraman Richard Taylor-Jones visits Margate to see which creatures make the Kent town their home for winter.

The seaside town of Margate boasts a sandy beach, harbour, arcades, quirky shops, trendy cafes and gallery the Turner Contemporary. Margate has previously welcomed productions such as ITV comedy Edge of Heaven (2014), BBC One’s drama True Love (2012), and The Apprentice (2009).

Don’t miss the Margate feature of Coast which is shown on Tuesday 19th August 2014 on BBC Two at 20:00.

Links:

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

For more information about the programme: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006mvlc

For more information about Margate Beach: http://www.visitthanet.co.uk/destinations/margate/10537?microSiteId=210

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Edge of Heaven (2014)

 

 

Edge of Heaven cast - L-R LAURA CHECKLEY (Ann-Marie) NITIN KUNDRA (Tandeep) CAMILLE CODURI (Judy) JUSTINE CAIN (Carly) BLAKE HARRISON (Alfie) LOUISE LYTTON (Michelle) ADRIAN SCARBOROUGH (Bald Gary) MARCIA WARREN standing in front of the B&B

Edge of Heaven © Hartswood Films/ITV

Starring: Blake Harrison, Justine Michelle Cain, Camille Coduri, Nitin Kundra, Laura Checkley, Louisa Lytton, Marcia Warren, Adrian Scarborough, Robert Evans

Production company: Hartswood Films

Kent Locations: Margate, Broadstairs, Morelli’s and Morgan’s

BLAKE HARRISON (Alfie) walking along Margate seafront

BLAKE HARRISON (Alfie) © Hartswood Films/ITV

Edge of Heaven is a new six part ITV comedy drama series which displays life at Margate’s finest , and only, ‘80s themed B&B, run by the chaotic Taylor-Chatterjee family,  Wham!-loving Judy and her black pudding enthusiast Husband Tandeep,  and her grown up children, demobbed soldier Ann-Marie and Alfie, whose life is going badly ever since his fiancée Carly left him at the altar.

Edge of Heaven is a Hartswood Films production for ITV, and is produced by Elaine Cameron (Sherlock, Jekyll) and Paul McKenzie (Sadie J, Dani’s House). The series was written by Robert Evans (Stella), who also stars in the sitcom.

The comedy will feature Blake Harrison (The Inbetweeners), Justine Michelle Cain (Some Girls), Camille Coduri (Doctor Who), Nitin Kundra (Steel River Blues), Laura Checkley (Rosemary and Thyme), Louisa Lytton (EastEnders), Marcia Warren (Vicious) and Adrian Scarborough (Gavin and Stacey).

BLAKE HARRISON (Alfie) holding JUSTINE CAIN (Carly) on Margate beach

BLAKE HARRISON (Alfie) and JUSTINE CAIN (Carly) © Hartswood Films/ITV

The production visited Margate and Broadstairs between September and October 2013 to film on location and shoot exterior scenes including the B&B which is in Albert Terrace. The interiors of the B&B were filmed at Longcross Studios.

Margate is the quintessential British seaside town, with a sandy beach, harbour, arcades, and historic architecture. The town has lots to offer, including Turner Contemporary, quirky shops, independent galleries and trendy cafes. Margate is a popular filming location, having previously welcomed productions like Mary Queen of the High Street (2013) BBC One’s drama True Love (2012), and The Apprentice (2009).

Broadstairs is in East Kent offers a sandy beach, Viking Bay lined with traditional beach huts, a band stand and large Victorian terraces as well as a busy high street and many food and drink establishments. The area has previously been used as a film locations by Eastenders (2015), Bang Goes The Theory (2012) and The Fixer (2008). 

Don’t miss the series, which starts on 21 February 2014 at 21:00 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/presscentre/press-packs/edge-heaven

For more information about Margate visit: http://www.visitthanet.co.uk/destinations/margate/10537?microSiteId=210

For more information about Broadstairs visit: http://www.visitthanet.co.uk/destinations/broadstairs/10538?microSiteId=210

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The Tunnel (2013)

 

The Tunnel - Clemence Poesy (Elise Wassermann) and Stephen Dillane (Karl Roebuck) standing in the Channel Tunnel

The Tunnel Clemence Poesy (Elise Wassermann) and Stephen Dillane (Karl Roebuck)
© Sky Atlantic/Justin Downing

 

Starring: Stephan Dillane, Clemence Poesy, Keeley Hawes, Liz Smith, David G. Robinson, Angel Coulby, Tobi Bakere, Mathieu Carriere

Production Company: Kudos Film and Television, Shine France

Kent Locations: Channel Tunnel, Folkestone HarbourDiscovery Park, Connaught Barracks, Folkestone, Dover, MargateThe Port of Dover, The Turner Contemporary and many more.      

Inspired by hit Scandinavian drama The Bridge, The Tunnel is a new 10 part Sky Atlantic series set against the backdrop of a European crisis after a French politician is found dead on the border between the UK and France. Detectives from the respective countries are sent to investigate but at the crime scene comes a shocking discovery, forcing the French and British police into an uneasy partnership.  As the serial killer uses ever more elaborate and ingenious methods to highlight the moral bankruptcy of modern society, the detectives are drawn deeper into his increasingly personal agenda.

The series is a Sky Atlantic HD and CANAL+ co-production from Kudos Film and TV and Shine France Films in association with Filmlance and was adapted by an Anglo-French writing team led by Ben Richards (Spooks, Outcasts, Party Animals).

The series stars many famous faces including Stephen Dillane (Game of Thrones), Clémence Poésy (Harry Potter series), Joseph Mawle (Game of Thrones), Tom Bateman (Da Vinci’s Demons), Keeley Hawes (Ashes to Ashes), Liz Smith (The Royal Family), Tobi Bakare (Silent Witness), Jeanne Balibar (The Invisible Woman), Thibault de Montalembert (Days of Glory), Mathieu Carrièrre (High Speed), Angel Coulby (Merlin) and Jack Lowden (Mrs Biggs).

In November 2012, Kent welcomed The Tunnel’s production team who based themselves at Discovery Park in Sandwich.  Filming took place at a variety of East Kent locations between February 2013 and August 2013.

Many prominent Kent locations were used such as the Channel Tunnel, Connaught Barracks, Discovery Park, Folkestone Harbour, The Turner Contemporary, The Port of Dover, Westwood Cross Shopping Centre as well as the towns of Folkestone, Dover and Margate, and the production also made use of the Kent Film Office’s legal powers to close roads for filming.

East Kent has previously provided the back drop for many filming projects such as Dominic Savage’s True Love (2012), Derren Brown’s The Specials: Fear and Faith (2012), World War Z (2013), Ginger and Rosa (2012), My Week with Marilyn (2011), Son of Rambow (2008) and Venus (2007).

Don’t miss the start of The Tunnel which will be start on Wednesday 16th October 2013 on Sky Atlantic at 21:00.

Links

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

For more information about the programme: http://skyatlantic.sky.com/shows/the-tunnel

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

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Mary Queen of the High Street (2013)

 

Mary Portas leaning on a High Street sign in a road with closed shops

Mary Portas © Channel 4

Production Company: Optomen Television

Kent Locations: Margate

Mary Queen of the High Street is a new Channel 4 series that sees retail expert Mary Portas attempt to save Britain’s declining high streets. Having developed the 28-plan “The Portas Review”, Mary tries to put it into place with the help of Town Teams and locals to breathe some much needed life into our high streets.

In the second episode of the series, Mary Portas visits Margate where the main shopping thoroughfare has been declining in recent years, with 1 in 4 shops closing down. However, the highly successful Turner Contemporary gallery which is on the door step of the high street brings up to 10,000 visitors a week so Mary tries to encourage these visitors to venture on to the high street.

Mary’s plan of action to change the existing facilities in Margate includes an inland pier and cut price rail tickets from London. The team also visit a struggling sweet shop and with the help of Margate artist Tracy Emin, try to rebrand the shop and turn things around.

Margate is a delightful seaside town with a sandy beach, harbour, arcades, and period housing. The Old Town has lots to offer including galleries, quirky shops and trendy cafes. Margate is a popular location having previously welcomed productions such as BBC One’s improvised drama True Love (2012), The Apprentice (2009) and feature film Last Orders (2002).

The Margate episode of Mary Queen Of The High Street will be shown on Channel 4, Tuesday 14th May 2013 at 21:00.

Links:

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

For more information about Margate visit: http://www.visitthanet.co.uk/destinations/margate/10537?microSiteId=210

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Girlfri3nds (2012)

Girlfri3nds Laura, Sarah, presenter Emma Willis and Amy

Girlfri3nds L-R Laura, Sarah, presenter Emma Willis and Amy © Studio Lambert

Production Company: Keshet Broadcasting, Studio Lambert

Kent locations used: Margate

Presented by Emma Willis (Big Brother’s Bit On The Side), ITV2’s new hit series Girlfri3nds is a reality dating show that sees three single women move into a mansion together and meet 100 single men. Each girl is only allowed to choose six of the eligible bachelors to get to know better. Who will they choose and will they find the loves of their lives?

The single ladies are feisty blonde Sarah, ambitious Laura and hopeless romantic Amy. The show promises to be an emotional rollercoaster with tears, arguments, rivalry, ups, downs, and the will-they-won’t-they possibility of a happy ending.

One of the men to survive the initial elimination process gets the opportunity to take his dates on a tour of his hometown, Margate.  Local boy  Danny was selected by both Sarah and Amy and was chosen by Sarah to go on a second date being in her final four!

Margate is a charming seaside town which has been a popular location for filming in the past due to its beach, harbour, disused theme park and period housing – productions that have previously filmed in Margate include BBC One’s improvised drama True Love (2012), The Apprentice (2009) and feature film Last Orders (2002).

Don’t miss the Margate date episodes of Girlfri3nds, which will air on ITV2 on 10 October 2012 at 21:00 and 17 October 2012 at 21:00.

Links:

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

For more information about Girlfri3nds visit: http://www.studiolambert.com/girlfriends.html

For more information about Margate visit: http://www.visitthanet.co.uk/come-explore/Come-and-Explore-Margate.aspx

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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/

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