January 28, 2023

Grantchester star Robson Green is leading a new BBC show, in which he will head to the North East of England alongside several famous faces.

Titled Weekend getaway from Robson Greenthe actor and presenter are joined by ex-football players and others I’m a celebrity winner Jill Scott, Dragon’s Nest star Sara Davies, presenter Steph McGovern, podcaster Rosie Ramsey, former footballer Les Ferdinand and Lee Ridley (AKA Lost Voice Guy) while taking in the natural beauty of the region.

In the series, the presenter will enjoy a number of activities including: a steam train journey, a night in a hammock, sketching with local artists and cycling along the coast from Newcastle to Edinburgh.

Green and his guest stars will also discuss the importance of taking a break from everyday stress, slowing down, and taking care of our mental health.

Robson Green, Rosie Ramsey, Weekend Getaway

BBC

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Discussing the upcoming series, Green, who will both co-produce and star, said: “I’m delighted to be starring in and co-producing this fantastic new series for BBC Two. The North East is taking holds a special place in my heart and I’m excited to showcase the best it has to offer.

“We are deeply committed to supporting the incredible local talent in this beautiful region, and creating this program gave us the opportunity to do both.”

BBC Commissioning Editor Helen Munson added: “I am delighted to be working with Robson and the team on this joyful new show which showcases brilliant talent against the backdrop of the beautiful north east coast and countryside. Robson is a fantastic ambassador for the north -East and is a firm favorite with our audience.”

Robson Green, Les Ferdinand, Weekend Getaway

BBC

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Green currently stars as Geordie Keating in ITV detective drama Grantchesterwhich will broadcast its eighth series next year.

Besides acting, he has also hosted several series including Robson’s Extreme Fishing Challenge, Robson Green’s wild swimming adventure and Stories from Northumberland with Robson Green.

Robson Greens Weekend trip broadcast on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer on January 23, 2023.

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