Image by Amy Winchester

John Cleese on location at the K&ESR

The Kent and East Sussex Railway has provided location services for a variety of film and television productions, and over the years, has built up a diverse list of production credits that continues to grow each year. So if you are looking for a distinctive and versatile railway location, call us on 01580 765155 or email

The Railway also has an entry in Kemps Film and Television and Mandy's International Film and Television Production Directory

Please note

British Transport Police and Network Rail have produced a video called You Vs Train highlighting the risks of trespass on railway lines. The K&ESR supports industry wide campaigns to highlight the danger of trespass and the K&ESR will not facilitate scenes which, in our opinion, appear to depict trespass or irresponsible behaviour on or about the railway.

Selected Production Credits

Feature Films

Director: Michael Winterbottom.

Cold Comfort Farm
Director: John Schlesinger.

Nineteen Eighty-Four
Director: Michael Radford.

Director: Richard Loncraine.

Director: Dan Curtis.

Independent Films

Director: Mr Narasipura Rangegowda Nanjunde Gowda

The Scotland Express

La Bas (Down There)
Director: Andrew Kotting.

Drama and Comedies

Hidden Villages with Penelope Keith (Ch4) 

BBC Showcase (Phil MacIntyre TV) 

Downton Abbey (Carnival Films) 

The Woman in White (BBC)

The Phoenix and the Carpet (BBC)

2.4 Children (BBC)

No Bananas (BBC)

Moon and Son (BBC)

The Darling Buds of May (Excelsior/Yorkshire Television)

Parnell and the Englishwoman (BBC)

Around the World in 80 Days (Harmony Gold Ltd/ Valente/ Baerwold Productions)

Scoop (LWT)

The Charmer (LWT)

Dempsey and Makepeace (Golden Eagle Films/LWT)

Partners in Crime (LWT)

We'll Meet Again (LWT)

Vice Versa (ATV for ITV)

Scoop (BBC)

The Train Now Standing (LWT)

General and Childrens' Entertainment

Len Goodman in 'Britains Greatest Invention' Thoroughly Modern Media for the BBC

James May's Man Lab (series 3) Plum Productions for the BBC

'The Hungry Sailors' Denham Productions Ltd

'I Can Cook' Endemol for CBBC

'Nuzzle and Scratch' CBBC

TAT (Tabaluga Absenteuer Team) German TV ZDF

Tarrant Lets the Kids Loose (My Little Soldier Studio Shows)

Trinny and Susannah Undress The Nation ITV

Top Dog (Discovery Animal Planet)

The Paul O'Grady Show (Channel 4)

Sekai Fushigi Hakken (Great Discoveries) (Tokyo Broadcasting System, Inc)

Treasure Hunt (Chatsworth/BBC)

Disney Playhouse (Childrens' Disney Channel)

Art Attack (Meridian/ITV)

Surprise Chefs (Action Time/ITV)

The Les Dennis Laughter Show (BBC)

Challenge Anneka (BBC)

Number 73 (TVS/ITV)

Jim'll Fix It (BBC)

Drama Documentaries

Jaws 1916 (Ten Alps PLC / Brook Lapping Productions)

George Eliot: A Scandalous Life (BBC/Opus Arte)

Dickens (BBC/Opus Arte)

Factual Documentaries

Richard E Grant on Ealing Comedies - Phil MacIntyre TV for UK Gold

South Korean Television (Science history documentary for KBS)

Taste of Britain - Catus Studios for BBC

Railways of the Great War with Michael Portillo BBC2

BBC One Show BBC

BBC Countryfile

Chang Shu A&V Production - Sun Yat-sen  (Documentary for Taiwan TV)

Travelix for Nippon TV a travel programme where the camera is the visitor’s eyes

Escape To The Country - Talkback Thames for BBC1

The Peoples' Museums (BBC)

The Last Oast (BBC)

Trainspotting (Oval Films for Discovery Home and Leisure)

Derail (Channel Four)

Horizon (BBC)


Interplay myStyle ‘Steampunk Jewellery’

Bakers Dog Food

Programme sponsorship advertisement for Vodaphone (National Geographic)

Evening Standard



Purl Alpaca Designs - knitwear shoot

Squeeze - Album Cover

Barbour Clothing (Ted Baker)

Hello Magazine