Newcastle’s Robson Green’s BBC series shines a light on North East

Multi-talented Robson Green is back with a brand-new show for BBC, focusing on beautiful locations across the North East.

Hexham-born actor and presenter Robson Green has a brand-new BBC television series, named Robson Green’s Weekend Escapes.

58-year-old Robson, has presented nature television shows in the past with a particular focus on fishing. However, in this show Robson travels to particular locations with a celebrity guest.

Robson is certainly staying true to his Geordie roots, and the show has a special focus on beautiful areas in the North East. There are also a fair amount of fellow Geordie celebrities joining him on the show.

Robson showcases Northumberland, County Durham, Weardale and many more North East locations on his brand-new television series.

North East based celebrities who have joined Robson on his adventures around the North East include footballer Jill Scott from Sunderland, comedian Lost Voice Guy (real name Lee Ridley) from Consett, Dragon’s Den star Sara Davies from County Durham, podcaster and presenter Rosie Ramsey from South Shields, actor Charlie Hardwick from Wallsend, author LJ Ross from Northumberland and Hairy Biker, Si King from Birtley.

Former Newcastle United player Les Ferdinand joins Robson on the first episode which involves the pair exploring the coastal village Seahouses, in Northumberland.

There are also episodes where Robson is joined by his own family on his adventures across the North East.

Robson and Les Ferdinand in Beadnell. Picture: BBC

The first episode of Robson Green’s Weekend Escapes aired yesterday on BBC Two at 6.30pm. The show will continue to air at the same time every night. The series, which consists of 15 episodes in total, is also available to watch on BBCiPlayer.