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Where was Back to Life season 2 filmed? Kent filming locations of series starring Daisy haggard

The second series began on BBC One and BBC Three on 31 August, episodes are available on BBC iPlayer

Fans of BBC One’s dark comedy Back to Life have enjoyed the return of troubled Miranda ‘Miri’ Matteson, as series two premiered on 31 August.

Two years after Miri was banged up, she attempts to have a relationship with her neighbour Billy, but becomes the prime suspect of another crime.

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Series writer and lead actress Daisy Haggard previously said of reprising her role: “Laura [Solon] and I are thrilled to finally start shooting the second series of Back to Life.

"We were blown away by the reception to the first series, so it was both nerve wracking and exciting to write season 2!”

Filming crew and trailers were seen in Kent in March 2021, leading many to speculate that the hit show would be based in the South East county again this series - so where are the filming locations? This is what you need to know.

Where was series two of Back to Life filmed?

The quick answer is Kent, also known as the garden on England.

As the county spans over 1,400m², here are some of the specific locations.

Hythe - Miri’s home town

Hythe is a seaside market town on the edge of Romney Marsh, Kent.

The town also features as the hometown of Miri’s parents, which she returns to after her incarceration.

In series one, Miri refers to it as her hometown when she is writing a CV, as well as reading from a fictional local newspaper called the Hythe Enquire.

Fisherman’s Bay in Hythe was a frequent backdrop in series one and is expected to be a significant location for series two. The high street and West Parade Promenade were also used for production.

When cameras descended on Hythe in March, residents of the town took to Twitter to share their delight that the area would be home to Miri and her family for a second leg of the show.

Marine Parade and Harbour Arm, Folkestone

The BBC series also shot several scenes in Folkestone, a port town just miles from Dover, situated on the English channel.

Folkestone is only a 10 minute drive from Hythe and some of the prominent tourist attractions feature in the comedy.

Most notably, Harbour Arm - a restored promenade which prides itself on ‘world-class views’ - was spotted in series one and is likely to have been visited by Haggard for her reprisal of Miri.

Dungeness Estate and Britannia Inn, Dungeness

Dungeness is the largest triangular beach in the world, according to the Romney Marsh history site. The shape of the beach in unique in that it is naturally occurring and caused by rare environmental factors.

The beach is not sandy, instead consisting of miles of flint shingle - pebbles or cobbles made from chalk cliff erosion. The beach features in series one of Back to Life and is unusual in its size, views and quantity of flint shingle.

The Dungeness Estate is also a designated as a National Nature Reserve (NNR), Special Protection Area (SPA) and a Special Area of Conservation (SAC). It is home to 600 species of plants which is a third of all plants found in the UK.

In series one, Miri also visits the Britannia Inn, which is a real pub in Dungeness. It claims to be the “only pub located in a desert in the UK.

The pub is sited between the two Dungeness lighthouses and within a few minutes walk of the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway, which dates from 1927.

When is Back to Life series 2 on TV?

Series Two airs weekly on BBC One from Tuesday 31 August at 10.35pm and will be available on BBC iPlayer from the same date.

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