TV series which highlighted the beauty of Northumberland to millions of TV viewers is to return for a second series.
Tales from Northumberland, which starred Robson Green and was aired on prime time ITV last autumn, drew audiences of almost four million per episode and research showed it provided a great boost to the county’s profile.
A survey carried out after the first series by Northumberland County Council found Northumberland was portrayed in a positive light and over 91 per cent of people agreed that the county was a great place to visit.
As a result of the programme 85 per cent of people surveyed said they have been encouraged to find out more about Northumberland, and experience it for themselves.
The council is delighted that the show will be returning to our screens.
Coun Val Tyler, portfolio holder for community infrastructure and culture, said: “The first series provided some unforgettable moments, such as Robson Green being pecked by terns, sleeping out in a bothy and experiencing some awe-inspiring sights like the starry skies at Kielder, the Farnes sunset and the amazing views from Hadrian’s Wall.”
“From Blyth to the Scottish borders and out to the west, there is something for everyone in Northumberland. With the best of the county on show to millions this series provided a real showcase for Northumberland on a national stage. I would like to place a special thank-you to Robson Green, who I thought was excellent in his role. We’re delighted it’s coming back for a second series.”
Shiver, the production company, remains keen on finding similar ways to bring history to life in an exciting and interesting but authentic way, as they did with the first series.
Robson Green said: “Making Tales From Northumberland was a labour of love and I can’t wait to start work on a second series. I’m looking forward to bringing more stories to viewers from a region that continues to enthral and inspire me.”
Further details of the second series will be followed up nearer the time.