The hotly anticipated new Shiver series, Tales from Northumberland with Robson Green, received a rapturous reception at its premiere in Robson’s own back yard at the Alnwick Playhouse this week.
Beginning nationally on ITV this Monday 28th October, it’s set to be a most wondrous journey. As Robson says: “It’s a place that still surprises me and I’m coming up to 50 years of age. It’s a kind of ‘did you know, and if you didn’t, let me tell you something about this extraordinary part of planet earth’. It really is. It’s really beautiful and inspiring and life affirming.”
In this new factual series, actor Robson Green returns to his home turf as he leads viewers through a unique and often overlooked part of Britain that remains close to his heart.
In Tales from Northumberland with Robson Green, Robson reveals why the county of his birth, to which he has recently returned to live, still remains for him a magical and mysterious ancient kingdom.
Over eight episodes, Robson travels the length and breadth of this magical landscape by land, sea and air to see things he’s never seen before and discover a side of Northumberland that he never knew.
He immerses himself in many of the unique experiences the area has to offer, spending the night in one of the most remote spots in Britain, stargazing into the darkest skies in England and exploring the rich and deep history of a county which has its own flag, tartan and dialect. Not forgetting its iconic locations such as Holy Island and Hadrian’s Wall, which are key to the nation’s ancestral roots.
Stretching from just north of Newcastle up to the Scottish border, Northumberland boasts more castles than any other county as well as vast expanses of unspoilt, rugged countryside, allowing Robson to encounter all walks of county life from a lord and lady to a shepherdess.
As he reconnects with his homeland, Robson also sees it like never before and whether faced with sleeping in a lighthouse, or being attacked by birds in the wilderness, it’s not an experience he will be forgetting any time soon.
Tales of Northumberland begins on ITV, Monday 28th October at 8pm and continues for eight weeks.