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.
Euros 2020, This Time With Alan Partridge, Tour de France 2021, I Can See Your Voice, Game of Talents, FIFA eClub World Cup, Catchphrase, Blankety Blank, Family Fortunes, Kids Bop Christmas
Tour de France 2020, Catchphrase, Supermarket Sweep, Blankety Blank, I Can See Your Voice, HOW, Jools' Annual Hootenanny
FIFA eNations Cup, Rugby World Cup 2019, Supermarket Sweep, The Split, Catchphrase, Blind Date, BBC Debate 2019
Inside Number 9, My World Kitchen, Later With... Jools Holland, Take Me Out, Catchphrase, Jools' Annual Hootenanny, Do The Right Thing
Maidstone Studios Re-brand
Foley Suite Refurbishment and Viewing Suite/ Cinema build
Soysambu Conservancy UK charity set up – Rowlands invested personally into the charity
Shows filmed such as Supermarket Sweep, Mr Maker, Catchphrase, Later with... Jools Holland, Jools' Annual Hootenanny, Bang on the Money, Hetty Feather, Take Me Out and many more
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
Bought by Geoff and Rowland (current owners) and branded as The Maidstone Studios
Shows filmed such as Trisha, Basil Brush, Ministry of Mayhem and Art Attack
Re-branded as Flextech TV
How 2 & Others
New owners rebrand as family channel
Shows filmed such as Art Attack, Finders Keepers & Catchphrase which since returned in 2014
TVS opening with Margaret Thatcher
TVS Quad Split
Number 73 Promo
Site sold to TVS
Site chosen for proposed Studio