Alan Carr Gives Eastbourne A Makeover

Earlier this month Eastbourne’s sunny seafront was a hive of filming activity! A five-day shoot took place on the beach and along the town’s vibrant parade with a crew of over 40. Darlow Smithson Productions filmed at multiple sites for an episode of the BBC’s series “Interior Design Masters”.

Interior design competition
Hosted by Alan Carr, the BBC One competition design show is set to return with contestants fulfilling several briefs to make over a variety of spaces – from salons and restaurants to hotels and other unique buildings… The series is well-established, with a prime time 9:00pm slot that reaches approx. 4 million live viewers plus people catching-up on iPlayer after each broadcast.

Production headed to Sussex for one of the show’s challenges. We sourced several locations in and around Eastbourne to feature in the programme and capture the essence of the area. The Pier was a must, as was the Bandstand and the views across Beachy Head and from Warren Hill car park looking towards Eastbourne. 

As well as setting the scene for the episode, the contestants were filmed as they digested their brief and took to completing their task. We won’t drop any spoilers but will say that the contestants took their challenge head on!

“The team and I would like to thank you… for your time over the last couple of weeks. Despite the extreme heat, the week went really well… it looked great on camera…”

– Bella Lloyd-Pennock, Series Producer, Interior Design Masters

Film-friendly councils
We have a long-running partnership with Eastbourne Borough Council, working closely with the team at Visit Eastbourne. It’s a pleasure to showcase what the town has to offer and bring 100s of filmmakers and photographers to the film-friendly town every year.

We took some time out from the office and headed down to the shoot ahead of filming wrapping on the Friday afternoon. It was great to catch-up with Jack Brownell and Phillip Kinglands-Budd from Visit Eastbourne, and see Alan of course…

Interior Design Masters – release date 
Season 4 of the show is still filming throughout the UK and due to air in Spring 2023. We don’t have a release date for the new series, but when we do, we’ll share it on our social media channels. (If you’re not yet following us, our social links are in our footer). Watch the episode here!

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