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Top ITV Drama filmed in Sheppey

Written by on 4 November 2015

TV viewers across the BRFM region have been glued to their screens watching ITV’s new star-studded drama Jekyll and Hyde and if you’ve been watching closely, you may have seen some familiar places!

The 10-part series shot scenes on location in Rochester, the Historic Dockyard at Chatham and the Elmley Nature Reserve on Sheppey.

It’s been great for the local economy too – nearly three quarters of a million pounds has been spent in the area.

The series, which focuses on the grandson of the original famed doctor, Robert Jekyll, is currently airing in ITV on Sunday evenings.

Conceived and written by Charlie Higson, it was inspired by the classic novel by Robert Louis Stevenson.

It stars Tom Bateman, Richard E Grant and Natalie Gumede (Doctor Who, Coronation Street).

Kent County Council’s film office assisted the production in the early stages of the project in April 2014 and suggested locations, put the production in touch with local contacts and attended site visits.

Filming took place in Kent over 28 days with an extra 34 days pre and post-production days between February and July 2015, with the production spending an estimated £720,000 in the county.