Hever Castle features in new BBC Boleyn programme

August 12 2021 | Castle History

Hever Castle, the childhood home of Anne Boleyn provides the stunning location for a gripping new BBC series starting on Friday 13 August at 9pm.

The three part BBC Two series entitled The Boleyns: A Scandalous Family focuses on the rise to power of one of the most powerful Tudor families, the Boleyns.

Castle Historian & Assistant Curator Dr Owen Emmerson was interviewed for the BBC Boleyn programme, and scenes filmed in the Castle include the Inner Hall, Long Gallery and King Henry VIII’s bedchamber.

Two horses were also filmed on location on the drawbridge at Hever Castle for The Boleyns: A Scandalous Family, the first time since 1969 when the Oscar winning film Anne of the Thousand Days was filmed at Hever Castle.

Owen said: “This is a very different telling of the Boleyn’s story than anything that has been produced on screen to date. It is driven from primary sources which help us to see a much more complex and sympathetic picture of the Boleyn’s story.”