Wednesday, 29 May 2013


Margate featured in the Dominic Savage drama series True Love and now Ramsgate is having its turn to star as the back drop in an episode of Lee Mack’s ‘Not Going Out’.
On the 31st May 2012, at 9:30 pm the last episode of ‘Not Going Out’ will be broadcast on BBC One and was filmed in Ramsgate’s Royal Harbour.
The cast and crew visited Ramsgate in early October and spent the day filming scenes to be included in the episode called ‘The Boat’ which features the cast visiting a harbour to stay on a small boat.  The Art Department had a full day to ‘dress’ the boat in preparation for filming. 
The Harbour staff assisted the Avalon Production crew during the days that they spent in Ramsgate including moving the crews boat on using the boat hoist when it arrived on a low loader into the outer harbour and back out again on completion of filming.
Bill Twiston Davies, Location Manager for ‘Not Going Out’ said ‘We came a long way out of London to film our dockside sequences at Ramsgate but it was well worth the trip. The Harbour Master and Thanet District Council were helpful throughout and we are made to feel welcome. Thank you for a highly positive experience!’
Cllr Michelle Fenner, Cabinet Member for Business, Corporate and Regulatory Services said “Thanet is becoming known for its excellent film location service and its film friendly residents and businesses.  We are extremely pleased that the BBC chose Ramsgate as their location for ‘Not Going Out’.” 

1 comment:

  1. Two days flucking notice of the filming and the broadcast? Not good enough.

    Especially with the ferry not going out either.


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