Robson buoyed by efforts to restore ‘architectural gem’

Robson Green in More Tales from Northumberland.

Robson Green in More Tales from Northumberland.

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The restoration of a historic country house and discovering the plight of the red squirrels are on the agenda for Robson Green in the next instalment of More Tales from Northumberland.

In what is the penultimate episode of the eight-part second series, the Hexham-born actor heads to the south-east of the Secret Kingdom.

During the programme, which will be aired at 8pm on Monday on ITV, the 50-year-old joins the team of building conservationists who are aiming to rescue one of Britain’s great architectural gems, Seaton Delaval Hall.

Reflecting on his visit to the Grade I-listed property, Robson said: “The restoration of Seaton Delaval Hall is incredible. It is an iconic architectural gem that has been in desperate need of conserving, but hopefully its future now looks bright.”

As part of the episode, Robson tries his hand at the Rapper Sword Dance; a North-East tradition that was once popular with miners.

He then heads to Kirkley Hall to learn about the battle taking place in the Northumberland countryside between the red and grey squirrels.

The second series, watched by millions of people each week, has seen Robson explore parts of the county that he’s never been to before, and some he didn’t know existed.

His adventures have included foraging for wild food in Kielder Forest, abseiling down Cullernose Point and visiting Warkworth Hermitage.