BriteSpark East has secured a further British travel series for Channel 5, which this time captures the characters, stories and landmarks of Kent.
Kent: Garden of England (w/t) follows from BriteSpark’s six-part series discovering the heritage of Norfolk and Suffolk: Country & Coast which aired in September on Channel 5.
Norfolk and Suffolk secured an overnight audience of 850,000 (7.1%) at 8pm for its opening episode, consolidating to just over 1m after seven days.
This time, Bill Nighy will once again narrate a journey deep into the green lands of Kent, which contains the most castles and historic houses in Britain, as well as 350 miles of beaches, coastal towns and chalky cliffs.
The series will also track emerging cultural hotspots, including Tracy Emin’s favourite hotel in Margate and the restaurant harvesting from its own greenhouses to attract diners.
“Following the success of Norfolk and Suffolk, we are delighted to take viewers to the Garden of England for this visually stunning new series,” said BriteSpark’s creative director Tom Porter.
The series was ordered by Channel 5 commissioning editor Kate Ansell and will be executive produced by Porter.
The series is produced by Edmund Booth and directed by Joseph Cunningham and Richard Hughes. International distribution will be handled by Abacus Media Rights.
BriteSpark also produces Motorway Hotel and Scams: Don’t Get Caught Out for Channel 5.