Ade at Sea (2014)

Ade Edmondson sitting on a boat

Ade at Sea © ITV

Production Company: ITV Studios

Kent Locations used: Thames Estuary – Redsand Forts, Whitstable Harbour, The Historic Dockyard Chatham

ITV’s new 5 part series, Ade at Sea, sees actor and presenter Ade Edmondson set sail to explore the history of Maritime Britain and meet people whose lives are still influenced by the sea today.

In the second episode of the series, Ade travels along the Thames Estuary visiting Kent locations such as The Historic Dockyard Chatham, Whitstable Harbour and Redsand Forts, also known as The Maunsell Forts.

With its cobbled streets, Georgian and Victorian architecture and period features spread across 80 acres, The Historic Dockyard Chatham is a popular filming location having been seen on screen in productions such as Mr Selfridge (2013-2014), Les Miserables (2012) and The Mummy (1999).

Whitstable is a seaside town near Canterbury and is famous for its annual Oyster Festival as well as the delightful harbour, shingle beach, busy high street and strong arts and culture scene.  Whitstable has been previously seen on screen in productions such as Who Do You Think You Are? (2013), Cook Me The Money! (2013) and Things I Haven’t Told You (2008).   

The Redsand Forts are metal and concrete structures which were built as bombing defences during the Second World War and are located 6 miles out into the Thames Estuary off the coast of Whitstable. They have previously been used on screen for projects such as a Prodigy music video and a Red Bull challenge!

Don’t miss the Thames Estuary episode of Ade at Sea which airs on Thursday 27th March 2014 at 20:30 on ITV1.

Links:

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

For more information about the programme: http://www.itv.com/presscentre/press-packs/ade-sea

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

For more information about the Redsand Forts: http://www.project-redsand.com/

For more information about Whitstable Harbour: http://whitstableharbour.org/

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


Coast (2009)

The Presenters of Coast in front of the sea

The Presenters of Coast © BBC

More explorations of the UK coastline by the popular team

Production Company: BBC, The Open University
Kent Locations: Whitstable, Redsand Forts

BBC’s seven Coast presenters will once again don their cagoules and walking boots to traverse the UK’s glorious and diverse coastline.

In this series, the experts visit Kent where they taste the delights served at the Whitstable Oyster Festival and visit the distinctive Redsand Forts

The annual festival commemorates Whitstable’s heritage as an Oyster fishing port which dates back to Norman times and is one of the quintessentially British events in any seaside calendar. These days, a week-long regatta is only one of many other attractions, such as parades, live music and, of course, oyster eating!

Whitstable is a seaside town near Canterbury and is famous for its annual Oyster Festival as well as the delightful harbour, shingle beach, busy high street and strong arts and culture scene.  Whitstable has been previously seen on screen in productions such as Who Do You Think You Are? (2013), Cook Me The Money! (2013) and Things I Haven’t Told You (2008).

The Redsand Forts, located just off the coast of Whitstable, were built during World War II to defend the coast around the Thames Estuary from potential air attacks. The seven towers are interlinked by bridges and have since played a part in the development of oil platforms and hosted resident artists,an offshore radio station as well as many film projects, including Blue Peter and a Prodigy music video!

The new series of Coast starts on BBC 2 on the 14th July 2009 at 8pm  

Links

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

For more information about the series Coast: http://www.bbc.co.uk/coast/

For more information about the Whistable Oyster Festival: http://www.whitstableoysterfestival.co.uk/

For more information about the forts and Project Redsands: http://www.project-redsand.com/

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