Neighbourhood Blues – 2011

Neighbourhood Blue presenter Rav Wilding @ BCC

Neighbourhood Blue presenter Rav Wilding @ BCC

Production Company: RawCut TV

Kent Filming Locations: Isle of Sheppey

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.

Neighbourhood Blues is shown on BBC One

Links

For more information about the programme visit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b010b889

More information about the Isle of Sheppey can be found here: http://www.visit-swale.co.uk/come-and-explore/sheppey

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Jack The Ripper – The Definitive Story (2011)

 
Film street scene at Chatham Historic Dockyard © Jeff Leary

Street scene at Chatham Historic Dockyard © Jeff Leary

In this two-part docudrama, the famous investigations into the Jack The Ripper crimes are examined in a new way using re-enactments and computer technology.
Production Company: Bulls Eye Lantern
Kent Filming Locations: The Historic Dockyard Chatham and Courtyard Studios
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.
Filming took place in Kent at The Historic Dockyard Chatham and Courtyard Studios.
The Historic Dockyard Chatham is a popular filming location and has been used for television and film for more than 20 years.  Its credits include big screen pictures Children of Men (2006), The Golden Compass (2007) and Oliver Twist (2007).
Courtyard Studios is located near Maidstone and offers access to 5,500sq ft of state of the art studio facilities.  
 Jack The Ripper aired on Channel 5 in 2011. 
Links
For more information about the programme visit: http://www.channel5.com/shows/jack-the-ripper-the-definitive-story
For more information about The Historic Dockyard Chatham visit: http://www.thedockyard.co.uk/
For more information about Courtyard Studios: http://www.courtyardstudios.co.uk/
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Market Kitchen Big Adventure 2011

Penny Smith and Matt Tebbutt © BBC

Penny Smith and Matt Tebbutt © BBC

A trip across Britain’s culinary landscape to discover the very best of British produce and ingredients.

Production Company: Optomen

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.

Filming in the county took place in Canterbury at Brogdale Farm Faversham, The Oystery Canterbury, The Goods Shed Canterbury and Chapel Down Winery near Tenterden.

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

Links

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

For more information about the programme visit: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1814166/

For more information on the locations: http://www.visitkent.co.uk/

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A Brush with Britain 2010

Anne Carrington getting the Shell Ladies ready for their close up © Orion TV

Anne Carrington getting the Shell Ladies ready for their close up © Orion TV

Production Company: Orion TV/Discovery Channel

Kent Filming Locations: Faversham, Margate 

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.

Charles Evans Painting on Location © Orion TV

Charles Evans Painting on Location © Orion TV

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 Contemporary Gallery,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 Dreamland which was originally opened in the 1800’s.

The historic market town of Faversham  has nearly 500 listed buildings and is home to Britain’s oldest brewery, Shepherd Neame. The area has many restaurants, shops and beautiful landscapes such as the picturesque Faversham Creek. Faversham has been previously seen on screen for productions such as Great British Railway Journeys (2014), Peter Andre’s 60 Minute Makeover(2013) and Our Food (2012).

Margate is a seaside town boasting a sandy beach, harbour, amusement park Dreamland, period housing and modern art gallery the Turner Contemporary. Previous filming here includes The Tunnel: Sabotage (2016), Coast (2014), Last Orders (2002) and many more.

The series begins on the Discovery Channel: Real Time on Saturday 9th January at 8pm with Margate following a week later on the 16th.

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Seven Ages of Britain 2010

David Dimbleby with a giant book © BBC

David Dimbleby with a giant book © BBC

David Dimbleby returns to the BBC with a new series

Production Companies: The Open University, BBC

Kent Filming Locations: Canterbury

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.

David Dimbleby in the Panthenon in Rome © BBC
David Dimbleby in the Panthenon in Rome © BBC

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.

The historic cathedral city Canterbury  boasts parks and open spaces, shopping areas, bars and restaurants and nearby is beautiful Kent countryside and coastal towns. The Canterbury  area has previously featured on screen in projects such as Take Me Out – Series 8 (2016) Terry and Mason’s Great Food Trip (2015) The Apprentice (2014).

The series begins on Sunday the 31st January at 9pm on BBC One.

Links

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

To find out more about the series visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2010/01_january/20/britain2.shtml

For more information about Canterbury visit http://www.canterbury.co.uk/

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Great British Menu Series 5 2010

Oliver Peyton, Prue Leith & Matthew Fort © BBC

Oliver Peyton, Prue Leith & Matthew Fort © BBC

Great British Menu returns to our screens.

Production company: Optomen

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 beautiful, historic market town of Faversham is set on the picturesque Faversham Creek and boasts nearly 500 listed buildings. The area has many restaurants, shops, attractions and beautiful walks and has been used for filming by projects including Southcliffe (2013), Great British Story: A People’s History (2012) and Our Food (2012).

Great British Menu will be shown on BBC TWO at 6.30pm starting Easter Monday and running until Friday 9 April.

Links

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

For more information about Faversham visit: http://www.faversham.org/

For more information about the series visit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00rzl8d

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Hestons Feast Series 2 2010

Chef Heston tries all things Willy Wonka © Channel 4 Picture Publicity

Chef Heston tries all things Willy Wonka © Channel 4 Picture Publicity

Celebrity Chef Heston Blumenthal sets out to reinvent famous period and mythical feasts.

Production Company: Optomen Television

Kent Filming Locations:   Blean Woods, Canterbury

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 in Blean Woods near Canterbury.

At over 11 square miles, Blean Woods is one of the largest areas of ancient woodland in England and sits by historic cathedral city Canterbury which has parks and open spaces, shopping areas, bars and restaurants. The Canterbury  area has previously featured on screen in projects such as Rustom (2016),  Terry and Mason’s Great Food Trip (2015) The Apprentice (2014).

To see the results of his culinary quests, watch the new series of Heston’s Feasts on Channel 4 from Tuesday 6th April at 9.00pm

Links 

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

For more information about the series visit: http://www.channel4.com/programmes/hestons-feasts

For more information on Canterbury: http://www.canterbury.co.uk/

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How To Live A Simple Life 2010

Peter Owen Jones goes back to basics shown holding a chicken under each arm © BBC

Peter Owen Jones goes back to basics shown holding a chicken under each arm © BBC

Anglican priest, Peter Owen Jones, recreates the live of St Francis of Assisi

Production Company: BBC

Kent Filming Locations:   Greyfriars, 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 Greyfriars area of Canterbury where it follows a Fransciscan procession from Greyfriars to 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?

Canterbury is a vibrant City that offers with two universities and offers modern day city, parks and open spaces, shopping areas to neighbouring quaint, traditional towns. Previous productions that have shot in Canterbury include Bargain Hunt (2012), Songs of Praise (2011) and A Canterbury Tale (1944).

How To Live A Simple Life will be shown on BBC TWO at 21:00 on 7th May 2010

Links 

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

For more information about the series visit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/tv/comingup/how-to-live-a-simple-life/

For more information about Canterbury: http://www.canterbury.co.uk/canterbury-district/Canterbury.aspx

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Sea Patrol UK Series 2 2010

Helicopter © Five

Helicopter © Five

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.

Dover is home to UK’s busiest passenger port – The Port of Dover,  the glorious Dover Castle and the infamous White Cliffs of Dover. The Dover area has been used for filming by productions including Marcella (2016), Wolf Hall (2015) and Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows (2011).

Sea Patrol, UK will be shown on National Geographic Channel at 9pm on Mondays from 12 July and on Five later in the year.

Links

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

For more information about Dover: http://www.whitecliffscountry.org.uk/Home.aspx

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Amish: Worlds Squarest Teenagers 2010

The Amish Teenagers © Channel 4

The Amish Teenagers © Channel 4

A four-part documentary granting rare access to a group of young Amish as they leave their closed communities in mid-west USA for the first time and travel to Britain.

Production Company: KEO films
Kent Filming Locations: Rochester town centre, Joss Bay, Margate and Folkestone.

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.

The programme includes scenes filmed in Rochester town centre, Joss Bay, Margate and Folkestone.

The historic city of Rochester has beautiful cobbled streets, parks and the Cathedral and castle. Rochester has previously been seen on screen in Jekyll and Hyde (2015), Great British Railway Journeys (2014) and Great Expectations feature film (1989).

In Thanet, Joss Bay is a 200-metre sandy beach in Broadstairs whilst Margate is a vibrant seaside resort, with complementary historic and modern architecture. The Thanet area is popular for filming having been used for projects such as  The Carer (2016), The Lady in the Van (2015) and The Great British Bake Off (2014).

Folkestone is a seaside town which boasts an elegant clifftop promenade, a coastal park, fishing harbour and Victorian cliff-top lifts. It has featured in productions The Tunnel: Sabotage (2016), Is Anybody There? (2009) and Moon and Son (1992).

The Kent episode of Amish: World’s Squarest Teenagers will be shown on Channel 4 at 8pm on 1st August 2010

Links

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

For more information about Rochester visit: http://www.visitmedway.org/

For more information about Joss Bay and Margate visit: http://www.visitthanet.co.uk/

For more information about Folkestone visit: http://www.visitkent.co.uk/destinations/folkestone-hythe-and-romney-marsh/6438

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