Cameras follow police teams as they try to deal with a wide range of issues affecting communities. Episodes include a crack-down on public drinking and anti-social behaviour, an operation to tackle stolen goods, tracking down a man on the run and stepping up patrols on street corners.
The police teams also come to the rescue of a landlady calling for help and discover a baby in danger.
Most of the filming took part on the Isle of Sheppey, thought to be representative of many coastal communities in Britain.
Jack The Ripper: The Definitive Story takes viewers on a journey to recreate the famous police investigations and examine the notorious killings for themselves.
The two-part docudrama uses witness statements, coroner reports, actor re-enactments and CGI technology to reconstruct 3D virtual environments. It delves into history and reconstructs what actually happened on the night of each murder, taking viewers back in time to Victorian Whitechapel and dispelling the myths that still surround the case to this day.
This series sees TV Chef Matt Tebbutt travelling across Britain to search out and celebrate the very best of British produce and ingredients.
Once the ingredients have been sourced, they are taken back to the show’s restaurant HQ, where Matt and co-presenter Penny Smith are joined by special foodie and celebrity guests, as well as food loving members of the public. They are then transformed into delicious dishes that showcase the very best of regional produce.
In this edition, Matt Tebbutt is in Kent along with chef Ching-He Huang. They will be making the most of fresh radishes, pears, chicken, brill, cheese and sparkling wine. There will be guest appearances from Janice Dickenson, Lisa Faulkner and Rav Wilding.
Kent prides itself on its Garden of England status which is said to date back to the Tudor times. Henry VIII liked the county so much, he not only built 3 castles, but established many of the orchards in Kent to provide for the King’s table. So it is only natural that Kent still holds the National Fruit & Nuts Collection at Brogdale and the image of Kentish orchards in bloom still represents The Garden of England worldwide.
Market Kitchen will be shown on UKTV / Good Food Channel at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, 1st February
A Brush with Britain follows watercolour artist Charles Evans as he paints some of Britain’s most inspirational landscapes and cities. In this new series Charles visits two of Kent’s beautiful towns, Faversham and Margate, in search of their rich history as well as capturing their beauty on canvas.
In Faversham, Charles examines the impact of hop picking on the town and pays a visit to the UK’s oldest brewery ‘Shepherd Neame’. He also takes time to go out on ‘Greta’, a boat depicted in a painting discovered in Faversham’s Parish Church of St Mary of Charity, showing the boat rescuing stranded soldiers at Dunkirk.
Charles then continues his journey to Margate; the seaside town famous for its connections with Landscape artist J.M.W Turner. Here he visits the site of the new Turner ContemporaryGallery,due to be complete in 2011, and visits resident sculptor Anne Carrington who’s creations made from shells are sold to celebrity clients such as Elton John. The programme also explores the vibrant history of Margate’s Theatre Royal as well as the ambitious new plans for the amusement park Dreamlandwhich was originally opened in the 1800’s.
Presented and written by television veteran David Dimbleby, Seven Ages of Britain will look at some of our historical artefacts and how they have shaped Britain through history. David’s journey takes him beyond our shores to Germany, Turkey and India among others, to study relics that were either made in Britain or considered to represent an essence of ‘Britishness’. The show will allow viewers to catch a glimpse of some of our most valued national treasures.
This new series follows two previous successful series’ A Picture of Britain and How We Built Britain also presented by Dimbleby, which both saw a record number of viewers tuning into an Arts programme.
In its quest for some of Britain’s most precious artefacts, the programme visited the historical city of Canterbury. With its glorious Cathedral dating back to 597 AD, Canterbury is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and attracts millions of pilgrims and tourists every year. Whilst filming here the crew visited the Westgate Towers, which were originally part of the City walls and their neighbouring gardens.
Kent Filming Locations: Reads restaurant and town centre, Faversham
The cookery competition returns for a fifth series. This time the country’s top chefs are competing to cook at a fabulous banquet to celebrate the very best local produce from across the land and the pressure is on, as the host will be HRH the Prince of Wales.
Each week, three chefs will battle it out in the kitchen for a chance to cook at the banquet and in a new twist, a veteran of the competition will also taste and score their dishes every day. Only two chefs can make it through to cook for the Great British Menu judges at the end of the week and one will go home.
This series starts in Scotland and filming moves to Faversham in Kent later on.
The second series of Heston’s Feasts follows celebrated chef Heston Blumenthal as he sets out on a gastronomic adventure to reinvent famous period and mythical feasts for the ultimate 21st century banquets.
In each episode, Heston explores a period of extraordinary gastronomic innovation, recreating ‘lost’ recipes, and discovering forgotten flavours and ingredients. He also travels to remote areas to source unusual foods and in this series we see him finding mushrooms inBlean Woods near Canterbury.
In this major new BBC TWO series, Anglican priest, Peter Owen Jones, has challenged himself to live a more simple life, inspired by St Francis and Jesus’ sermon in the Gospel to live a life of “voluntary poverty” as the key to deeper relations with both nature and our fellow beings.
Over the course of three one-hour episodes, viewers will see Peter grow his own crops, raise chickens, barter his skills for cuts of meat and even live without money. He has to rely on the kindness of his community in Firle, Sussex and even total strangers as he searches for food and accommodation.
Some of the filming for this series took part in the Greyfriarsarea of Canterburywhere it follows a Fransciscan procession from Greyfriarsto Canterbury Cathedral.
After living a simple life, will Peter find that real meaning comes from helping one another rather than from mindless spending and are the best things in life really free?
A second series of this hit documentary series charts the work of the elite teams that patrol the English Channel.
Production Company: Wall To Wall
Kent Filming Locations: Channel coastline from Dover
This eight-part series follows the work of the teams that patrol the world’s busiest waterway ” the English Channel. There’s high drama as cameras follow the activity of the Coastguard Agency, the RNLI, RAF and Navy rescue crews and the UK Border Agency along the Channel coastline from Dover to Lands End.
This documentary observes an extraordinary cultural exchange and follows five Amish young people as they leave their strictly sheltered lives to experience the outside world through a rite of passage called ‘Rumspringa’, which usually begins at the age of 16 and lasts as long as the teenager needs, before full baptism into the Amish Church.
This group has decided to travel to Britain where the five Amish youngsters live with groups ranging from London street dancers to castle-dwelling aristocrats. They hope to share their clean-living values with their British counterparts as well as learning and understanding what British teenage life is all about.