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.
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.
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).
The production visited Margate andBroadstairs 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.
Margateis 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.
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.
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 Margatewhere 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 Margateincludes an inland pier and cut price rail tickets from London. The team also visit a struggling sweet shop and with the help of Margateartist Tracy Emin, try to rebrand the shop and turn things around.
Margateis 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. Margateis 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.
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.
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?
With nearly a million empty properties in the UK, BBC One series Britain’s Empty Homes travels the country, looking at vacant buildings and showing potential buyers how they can easily be transformed into an enjoyable home.
Throughout the series, presenter Joe Crowley works with local empty property officers to see how they can tackle the issue of Britain’s Empty Homes and showcases the work that has been put into the empty homes to make use of their full potential.
The fourth series features several episodes in Thanet, where Joe meets Mike Thompson, Thanet District Council’s Empty Properties Officer, to discuss how they have successfully turned around many properties in the area, transforming them from disused buildings to ideal family homes.
Thanet is in East Kent and the main towns include Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate. The area has no less than nine blue flag beaches, some with white cliff faces as well as seafront promenades, harbours and parks.
Many TV and film productions have chosen Margate as a location, including the popular BBC drama True Love (2012) The Hotel Inspector(2012) and McDonald’s Happy Meal advertisement.
Don’t miss the Thanet episodes of Britain’s Empty Homes which are on BBC One at 11:00am on 17th, 19th, 20th, 24th September 2012 and 4thOctober 2012.
The Walpole Bay Hotel in Margate receives another visit from The Hotel Inspector, Alex Polizzi, to see how the business has progressed since her last visit a few years ago.
Appearing on the programme in 2009, The Walpole Bay Hotel and its owners were at crisis point, with the team constantly arguing and the hotel desperately seeking a new lease of life. Alex Polizzi, part of the Rocco Forte hotel dynasty, had lots of advice on how to make the business more successful, including de-cluttering the hotel and modernising the rooms.
Alex returned to The Walpole Bay Hotel in May this year to see the outcome of the changes she suggested in 2009. Will her advice have stuck? Or has the hotel got worse?
The Walpole Bay Hotel is in Cliftonville, near Margate and was built in 1914. Maintaining its Edwardian features along with its sprung, maple floor ballroom it is a delightful location..
True Love has many familiar faces including David Tenant (Doctor Who) Billie Piper (Secret Diary of a Call Girl), Jane Horrocks (Absolutely Fabulous), Vicky McClure (This is England), Lacey Turner (Eastenders), Ashley Walters (Inside Men), Jamie Winstone (Kidulthood), and David Morrissey (The Other Boleyn Girl).
The series explores love in the modern day and the many different dilemmas and situations along the way. Each story has links with the previous, either through connecting story lines or character connections and all have plenty of drama, heartbreak passion and some surprising outcomes.
The five stories that take place during the week-long serial include a married man whose life is turned upside down due to the reappearance of his first love, a school teacher who is drawn to a female pupil, a married woman who takes revenge on her cheating husband by starting an affair, a father unable to connect with his baby and a divorcee on a desperate search for new love.
In 2011, Kent welcomed the crew and stars of True Love. The production based it self inMargate, the director Savage’s home town, and used many Thanet locations including Margate Beach and promenade,Margate High Street, train station, various hotels and bars and even Thanet District Council Offices. They also used the Turner Contemporary, as well as nearby Westgate-On-Sea, Cliftonville, Pegwell Bay, Botany BayandBroadstairs.
Thanet has an astonishing 9 Blue Flag beaches and is a very popular filming location, due to its beautiful bustling seaside towns. It previously welcomed many TV and film productions, including Hancock and Joan (2008), Last Orders (2002) and a McDonald’s Happy Meal Commercial.
It is also home to the Turner Contemporary art gallery, adjacent to Margate harbour, which was built to contribute to the regeneration of the town and is fast becoming a highlight of the British visual arts scene. It also hosted the first public screening of the opening episode of True Love on 29th March 2012.
True Love will air every night on BBC One at 22.25pm from Sunday 17th – Thursday 21st June 2012.