King of matchmaking, Paddy McGuiness, returns for the sixth series of ITV’s popular dating show Take Me Out, where 30 single ladies are all looking for their dream date on the Isle of Fernando with one of the eligible bachelors that arrive via the Love Lift.
The cheeky show sees four brave bachelor boys trying to impress the Flirty Thirty through various rounds, but with the shows catchphrase being “no likey, no lighty”, the women turn their lights off when they are no longer interested in the man, and the boys could face a black out which precedes a lone departure to Celine Dion’s All By Myself.
The new series introduces a twist: the men can choose to opt for a mystery girl based on the sound of her voice.First up are an IT consultant from Leeds, a Birmingham entrepreneur and a music student from Brighton.
BBC2 series The Choir: Sing While You Work follows choirmaster Gareth Malone on his search to get Britain’s workforce singing as he aims to create distinctive choirs at five of the biggest businesses in Britain before they compete for the crown of best workplace choir.
In the first episode of the second series, Gareth visits employees at P&O which is the UK’s longest-running cross-Channel ferry service where he faces the challenge of getting the choir members together as they are all based in different locations – Dover, France and even at sea! Will they be able to rehearse enough to blow the competition out of the water?
In the final episode shown on Sunday 22nd December 2013, the P&O ferries choir went on to win the show – a massive congratulations to them!
From May to October 2013, the production followed Gareth and the P&O employees on their musical journey and filmed them at P&O ferries, The Port of DoverandDoveritself.
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 Favershamwhere they transformed a house as well as Herne Baywherethe 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 Rochesterwhere they transformed a dining room and bedroom.
They also makeover a house in Maidstonewhere 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?
Rochesteris 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).
New Channel 4 comedy about Steven Toast (Matt Berry), an eccentric middle-aged actor with a chequered past who spends more time dealing with his problems off stage than performing on it.
This new sitcom is written by Arthur Mathews (Father Ted, Big Train) and starring Matt Berry (The IT Crowd, Snow White and the Huntsman), Robert Bathurst (Downton Abbey, Cold Feet) and Doon Mackichan (Plebs).
In the fourth episode of the series, Toast gets a job doing the voiceover for commands on board the Navy’s ships and is then invited to the launch of a refitted submarine where the production visited The Historic Dockyard Chatham to film on the HMS Cavalier which doubled as the submarine.
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?
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 inAshford, Biddenden, Tenterden andMaidstone.
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).
DIY SOS: The Big Build is the popular BBC showwhere 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 Maidstoneto 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.
Big Bad World is a new Comedy Central series about university graduate Ben Turnbell played by Blake Harrison (The Inbetweeners), who returns home to Great Yarmouth to find that not much has changed in the three years he has been away.
As well as Blake Harrison, the show has many familiar faces from the world of comedy includingSeann Walsh(Argumental),Rebecca Humphries(Come Fly with Me),Caroline Quentin (Men Behaving Badly) and James Fleet(Vicar of Dibley).
The series is directed by Tristam Shapeero(Green Wing, Peep Show) and has a multitude of writing talent including Lloyd Woolf (Parents), Joe Tucker (Horrible Histories), Kevin Cecil (Come Fly With Me), Andy Riley (The Armstrong and Miller Show), Rose Heiney (Miranda)and Jon Purkis (Popatron).
The Big Bad World team was welcomed to Ramsgate in May 2012 to film the pilot episode at various locations including Kings Street, Queens Street, High Street, Harbour Street and the Port of Ramsgate. The Kent Film Office used its Filming on Highways Act 2010for the production to close the Royal Esplanade in Ramsgate for a scene that sees main character Ben Turnbell (Blake Harrison) exit the beach soaking wet and getting into a car.
After the series was commissioned, the production came back to Kent in November 2012 and once again filmed in Ramsgateas well as the Port of Ramsgateand Herne Bayall doubling for Great Yarmouth in the series.
The scenes they shot in Herne Bay included Lucy at work trying to raise money for charity in the High Street as well as scenes by the seafront and bandstand.
In Ramsgate, the production once again made the most of the Kent Film Office’s Filming on Highways Act 2010 where they used traffic management to film scenes at The Old Haine Road in Ramsgate where acar travels over a speed bump and comes to a a sharp stop after the bump, stops for a while and then continues on its way. At Ramsgate Harbour they shot scenes where the characters arrive at the harbour and watch oil rig workers boarding a vessel.
Herne Bay is part of the Canterbury district in South East Kent and has a popular shingle beach, beautiful coastline and seafront gardens. The town also has many shops and eateries, amusement arcades, a windmill and some interesting architecture including a Victorian bandstand. Productions that have chosen to film inHerne Bay includeGot To Dance (2012),Things I Haven’t Told You (2008) and French Dressing (1964).
The first episode of Big Bad World starts on Wednesday 21st August 2013 at 21:00 on Comedy Central.
Writer: Lee Mack Director: Alex Hardcastle and Nick Wood Starring: Lee Mack, Sally Bretton, Hugh Dennis, Abigail Cruttenden, Bobby Ball Production Company: Avalon Television Kent Locations Used: Port of Ramsgate
Popular BBC comedy sitcomNot Going Out is about Lee who has been drifting through life and his landlady Lucy who happens to be the woman of his dreams.
The Not Going Out productionvisited Port of Ramsgate to film part of the last episode of the sixth series, entitled ‘Boat’. Lee’s dad, Frank (Bobby Ball) has bought a boat and invites Lee and his friends down for the weekend. When they arrive at Port of Ramsgate, which is doubling for Eastbourne, the boat is not what everyone expected!
Later…with Jools Holland is the popular BBC2 music show which features a mix of up-coming artists as well as music legends performing live in the studio. The show is in its staggering 43 series and will be filmed at its new home – The Maidstone Studios.
The show first aired in 1992 and has been a success ever since. It is hosted by musician and television presenter Jools Holland and sees a whole range of musical guests from different genres and styles. Each show includes several performances, exclusive interviews, and a short jam session with Holland on piano to open each episode.
Although an entirely British show, Later…with Jools Holland has made it big in many other European countries as well as America.
The first episode of the new series will have performances from Suede, Laura Mvula, Cat Power, and The Strypes.
‘Derek’, written and directed by Ricky Gervais, is a comedy about ‘Derek Noakes’, a 49-year-old retirement home worker with the unique hobby of autograph hunting. A pilot episode was shown in April 2011 on Channel 4 and January 2013 sees the return of Derek in a full series.
Derek (Ricky Gervais) is a kind, simple and selfless man with good intentions who loves listening to the funny stories told to him by the people at the retirement home about the good old days. He also has close relationships with his co-workers Dougie (Karl Pilkington) and Hannah (Kerry Godliman) – expect lots of laughs!
The Derek production team visited many locations in Thanet back in September 2012, including Broadstairs, Victoria Gardens andViking Bay, where they shot Derek taking his residents on a day trip to the beach.
Broadstairsis a coastal town in Thanet and has a sandy beach lined with traditional beach huts as well as a band stand and large Victorian terraces. There is also a thriving high street and plenty of food and drink establishments. Previous visiting productions to the area included Top Dog Model(2012), True Love(2012), and The Fixer (2008).
The episode featuring Broadstairs, Victoria Gardens and Viking Bay is the fourth in the series and will be shown on Wednesday 20th February at 22:00 on Channel 4.