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MEMORABLE SHOWS OVER THE LAST 30 YEARS

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A RICH HERITAGE OF MEMORABLE EVENTS

The Maidstone Studios site was chosen as the proposed studio site in 1979 and holds a rich heritage of memorable events. Since, its first transmission in the autumn of 1982, the Studios have produced thousands of hours of programming.

Current owners, Rowland Kinch & Geoff Miles purchased the site in 2002, and envisaged “a self-sustaining studio and media production centre, supporting creative development with local, national and worldwide potential in the new millennium and digital era” a goal they have more than accomplished.

The studios will always be known as the home to the popular children’s shows including Ministry of Mayhem, Mister Maker and Holly and Stephen’s Saturday Showdown. Today, the studios are as busy as they’ve ever been, producing hours of quality programming in state-of-the-art studios with a talented team of staff and technicians. Maidstone Studios is most definitely achieving the mission it set out to.

Maidstone Studios is most definitely achieving the mission it set out to.

1979

Site chosen for proposed Studio

Site sold to TVS

1981

1982

1st transmission

Number 73 Promo

1982

1982

TVS Quad Split

TVS opening with Margaret Thatcher

1984

Shows filmed such as Art Attack, Finders Keepers & Catchphrase which since returned in 2014

1985 - 1992

1993

New owners rebrand as family channel

How 2 & Others

1993

1996

Re-branded as Flextech TV

Shows filmed such as Trisha, Basil Brush, Ministry of Mayhem and Art Attack

1996 - 2002

2002

Bought by Geoff and Rowland (current owners) and branded as The Maidstone Studios

Studio 1 was built which is one of the biggest floor spaces available in the UK. Home to the popular ITV Take Me Out entertainment show and BBC’s Later with Jools Holland music show

2005

Shows filmed such as Super Market Sweep, Mr Maker, Catch Phrase, Later with Jools Holland, Bang on the Money, Hetty Feather, Take Me Out and more

2005 - to date

2014

Soysambu Conservancy UK charity set up – Rowlands invested personally into the charity

Foley Suite Refurbishment and Viewing Suite/ Cinema build

2016

2017

Maidstone Studios Re-brand