This new BBC series will see Robson, along with family and some famous friends, taking the roads less travelled and appreciating a slower pace of life

Robson Green’s Weekend Escapes is the perfect way to chase away the winter blues. Set in the North-East, against the backdrop of some of the UK’s most stunning scenery, this new BBC series will see Robson, along with family and some famous friends, taking the roads less travelled and appreciating a slower pace of life. It will be coming to screens on BBC Two and iPlayer in January.

The series will host an impressive roster of on-screen talent and Robson’s friends, including: Jill Scott (European Champion former England footballer & BBC Sounds host Jill Scott’s Coffee Club), Former Dragon and Businesswoman Sara Davies, journalist and presenter Steph McGovern, hit podcaster and talk show co-host Rosie Ramsey (The Chris and Rosie Ramsey Show), Les Ferdinand (Former footballer) and Lee Ridley (AKA Lost Voice Guy) plus many more.

Taking viewers into the heart of the North-East, the programme will showcase the region’s natural beauty and the important role it plays in relieving stress and supporting our mental health. Across the series we will see Robson journey on an old steam train, spend a night in a hammock, sketch with local artists, and cycle along the coast and castle route, which stretches from Newcastle to Edinburgh. Throughout the series, Robson and his friends explore the importance of slowing down, leaving the noise of our cities, creating memories, and relaxing.

Robson Green, Director at North-East based Rivers Meet Productions, says: “I’m thrilled to be starring in and co-producing this fantastic new series for BBC Two. The North-East holds a special place in my heart and I’m excited to showcase the best it has to offer. We are strongly committed to supporting the incredible local talent in this beautiful region, and creating this programme gave us the opportunity to do both.”

BBC Commissioning Editor, Helen Munson, says: “I’m delighted to be working with Robson and the team on this joyful new show which showcases brilliant talent, both off screen and on screen, against the backdrop of the beautiful North East coastline and countryside. Robson is a fantastic ambassador for the North-East and is a firm-favourite with our audiences.”

Gareth Deighan Creative Director at Signpost says: “It’s fantastic to bring this series with Robson Green to viewers, it does a great job in highlighting the best of the North-east region.”

The BBC is making a significant investment to grow and nurture talent and content-making across the UK. This new commission will play a key role in the BBC’s wider regional focus, and supports its commitment to spend £25m in the North-East over the next five years.

Watch Robson Green’s Weekend Escapes on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer from Monday, 23 January 2023 at 6.30pm.

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