Media

The Western Heights of Dover has provided a backdrop for a variety of filming from documentaries, educational material, historical programming and films

The Society are happy to assist with any filming or media enquiries you might have, we have facilitated many TV programmes and films in recent years.

The Drop Redoubt is owned by English Heritage and permission to film needs to be sought from them, for further information please take a look at their media www.english-heritage.org.uk .In some cases WHPS may be able to facilitate this process and we are happy to provide advice on what may or may not be possible through our knowledge of the site and facilities.

The Grand Shaft is owned by Dover District Council, the Western Heights Preservation Society are happy to facilitate any filming requests for this site with the owners.

Please contact us on enquiries@DoverWesternHeights.org  if you need any advice regarding the above.

Fiction

  • The War Game (1965) – Peter Watkins / BBC – Grand Shaft Barracks
  • Time Bleeds (2013) – Sam Supple / Viola Films – Drop Redoubt
  • The Tunnel Series 1 (2013) – Sky Atlantic – Grand Shaft & St. Martin’s Battery
  • Vomica (2014) – Andy Green/Darren Ormandy – Drop Redoubt
  • A Tribute to Major General Ivor Maxse (2015) – John Dargan / Dover
  • Arts Development Ltd – Drop Redoubt
  • The Tunnel Series 3 (2017) – Sky Atlantic – Grand Shaft Barracks
  • Boots on the Ground (2018) – Louis Melville / Last Bullet Films – Drop Redoubt & Grand Shaft Barracks
  • The Fort (2018 – TBC) – Doug Cubin / Sawscale Films – Drop Redoubt

 

Documentary

  • Installation of Earl Beauchamp (1914) – Topical Film Company (14 seconds survive) – Drop Redoubt
  • Commandos Strike Boulogne (1942) – British Pathe Newsreel – Drop Redoubt / Eastern Docks
  • Meridian Tonight (1995) – Drop Redoubt
  • Empire of the Seas (2010) – Dan Snow / BBC – Drop Redoubt (unused in broadcast)
  • Inside Out feature on ‘The War Game’ (2013) – Sam Supple / BBC – Grand Shaft Barracks
  • The One Show feature on The Grand Shaft (2014) – BBC – The Grand Shaft
  • Great British Railway Journeys (2014) – Michael Portillo / BBC – Drop Redoubt & Grand Shaft
  • Disappearing Britain (2015) – Larry Lamb / Channel 5 – Drop Redoubt
  • Secrets of Great British Castles (2015) – Dan Jones / Channel 5 – Drop Redoubt & Grand Shaft
  • Invasion with Sam Willis (2017) BBC – Drop Redoubt & Grand Shaft
  • The North Sea (TBC) (2018) for Belgian National Television VRT – Drop Redoubt & Grand Shaft
  • The Forgotton Commando Raid (2018) Filmed by the BBC  in July 2018 and due to air later this year.