Channel 4’s Hunted returns for a second series where 10 ordinary people take the challenge to remain hidden for 28 days with the chance of winning a share of £100,000. With a team of professional hunters trying to trace their every move and members of the public looking to trade information for cash, will they be able to stay hidden?
The final episode was partly filmed in Kent where the remaining two fugitives hid out in Tunbridge Wells and Sittingbournethe night before the final day. The fugitives must race to the finish line which is a boat moored on the Isle of Sheppey –will they make it in time or will the Hunters catch them?
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.
Television royalty, Sir Terry Wogan, and London Cabbie, Mason McQueen (A Cabbie Abroad), join forces to embark on the foodie’s ultimate adventure around the UK. Along the way, they check out the weird and wonderful British cuisine and look at how tastes have changed.
The 20 part series has taken its inspiration from the 1963 book, British Bouquet: An Epicurean Tour of Britain, by Samuel Chamberlain. Wogan and McQueen set off in Chamberlain’s footstep in search of the great British foods of today and exploring their social history. Sampling the foods mentioned in the book, they compare ‘then and now’ and piece together their evolution from all the knowledge preserved by the local people they meet.
Canterbury is a vibrant City which boasts a Cathedral, busy shopping areas, parks and open spaces. Nearby is the seaside town of Whitstable which has a strong arts and culture scene and offers a harbour, shingle beach and busy high street. The area has previously featured on productions such as Who Do You Think You Are? (2013), Songs of Praise (2011) and A Canterbury Tale (1944).
The British Animal Honours 2013 is the first televised award ceremony celebrating the country’s most extraordinary animals and the people who dedicate their lives to them. Hosted by Paul O’Grady (The Paul O’Grady Show), animals are nominated for honours by members of the public and the winners are chosen by a panel of experts.
Twelve honours will be awarded across the two-hour prime time entertainment slot , including Brave Animal, Loyal Animal, Inspirational Animal, Animal Charity of the year and many more.
One of the show’s contributors is a local mum from Tunbridge Wellswho, as well as having epilepsy, has recently become blind. Despite this, with the help of her guide dog, she can continue to live a fulfilled life. The British Animal Honours crew visited Tunbridge Wellsand shopping area the The Pantiles to see how her dog helps her in every day life.
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 teamvisited families selling their houses in Maidstoneand Tunbridge Wellsback 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?
After Summer 2012 saw a successful Olympic Games, followed by an extraordinary Paralympics, Channel 4’s Teenage Superhumans looks at the stories of Team GB’s most successful young stars, including double gold medal winning wheelchair sprinter Hannah Cockroft, amputee sprinter and 100m gold medal winner Jonnie Peacock and table tennis silver and bronze medal winner Will Bayley from Tunbridge Wells.
Paralympian Rachel Latham presents the show and talks to these inspiring youngsters to explore the sacrifices they have made in the pursuit of success, how they coped with being thrust into the media spotlight and what motivated them to push to the top in the high-pressure world of elite sport.
Will Bayley was born with the rare condition Arthrogryposis which affected all four of his limbs and at 7 years old, he was tragically diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. During his recovery, he began playing table tennis and now, at 24 years old, he has won Paralympic silver and bronze Medals.
From the producers of Masterchef, Britain’s Best Bakery is a new ITV daytime television show searching for the best bakery in the UK. The competition visited Tunbridge Wells and staged the Southern final at Salomons, a beautiful listed Victorian mansion and gardens.
Britain’s Best Bakery sees expert judges Mitch Turner (TV chef, author and owner of Little Venice Cake Company) and Peter Sidwell (TV chef, cookery writer and restaurateur) travelling around the UK to judge bakeries with products from a variety of cultures. After selecting their favourite bakeries from each region, the remaining contestants will then compete in ‘baking challenges’ with their products being judged by an expert panel.
Watch out for the Southern final which was filmed at Salomons and the surrounding Tunbridge Wellscountryside. Salomons is a listed Victorian mansion set in 36 acres of delightful gardens, woodland, rolling parkland and lakes with a distinctive water tower. The property also has a Victorian Theatre with Weste organ and is a popular wedding and conference venue.
Tunbridge Wellsis a large historic town situated in West Kent which has been attracting visitors for the past 400 years due to its Georgian England charm and elegant surroundings. The area boasts a busy town centre, gardens, castles, historic houses, ancient churches and delightful Kent countryside.
Sam Hunter is a spy who works for an elite private intelligence firm and during her latest mission escapes an attempted assassination. Realising someone has set her up and not knowing who to trust, Sam tries to find out who wants her dead.
This original, eight-part BBC spy drama is from the makers of Spooks and features Melissa George (Grey’s Anatomy) as Sam Hunter. She is supported by a cast of familiar faces including Adam Raynor (Mistresses) who plays Sam’s colleague and romantic interest, Stephen Dillane (Game Of Thrones), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Lost), Lex Shrapnel (Captain America: The First Avenger), and Morven Christie (Twenty Twelve).
In March this year, the Hunted crew came to Scotney Castle film various stunt and fight scenes in both the country house and oasts.Scotney Castle is a National Trust property which boasts a spectacular Victorian country mansion surrounded by beautiful gardens and woodland, as well as a fairytale inspired castle ruin complete with a moat set in the beautiful Tunbridge Wells countryside.
Celebrity Antiques Road Trip is the series that sees two celebrities travelling around the UK in vintage cars, competing in the search for hidden treasures with the aid of antiques experts to make the most money at auction. In an EastEnders special, the celebrities come to Tunbridge Wells to see what bargains they can find!
Narrated by Bargain Hunt’s Tim Wonnacot, EastEnders favourites Rudolph Walker (Patrick Trueman) and ex-EastEnder Pam St Clement (Pat Evans) visit The Pantiles in Tunbridge Wells to go head to head. Assisted by Charles Hanson and James Braxton, they must choose and purchase antiques on a budget of £400, then sell them at auction. The celebrity with the greatest profit wins and profits are donated to charity.
Artist Grayson Perry comes to Tunbridge Wellsto explore the tastes of the British Middle Classes for the second episode of ‘The Best Possible Taste’, using his discoveries of the area as inspiration for a work of art.
During the series, Grayson Perry surrounds himself with people across the social spectrum as he tries to get to grips with society’s differing takes on taste. In this episode he seeks to explore the taste obsessions of the modern middle class person, including vintage furniture, original art and organic food.
He starts this mission in Kings Hill before visiting Tunbridge Wells, a town known for its middle class residents.
Using his experiences as inspiration, Perry creates a set of six tapestries from his findings, two for each of the classes. He hopes that it will tell a story of British class mobility in the 21st Century. In conclusion to each episode, contributors are invited to view his creations.