From a dinner date with a legendary Northumberland knight to time-travelling to the Industrial Revolution, actor Robson Green has shared his love for history in a special behind-the-scenes interview ahead of the launch of a popular television programme.
The Hexham-born star returns to his home turf to present More Tales from Northumberland, which will air on Mondays on ITV at 8pm, beginning next week.
The prime-time, eight-part documentary comes on the back of the hugely-successful first series in 2013 and sees him lead viewers through a unique part of Britain that remains close to his heart.
During the documentary, the 50-year-old learns about some of the most historically-significant and treasured sites in the region, including English Heritage properties such as Warkworth Castle, Lindisfarne Priory and Corbridge Roman Town.
In the build-up to the show, Robson gave a filmed interview to English Heritage about his own interest and love of history and some of his highlights from filming at its sites across the region.
During the chat, he reveals that he would like to have dinner with knight Harry Hotspur, heroine Grace Darling and engineer George Stephenson.
He also describes Corbridge as one of his favourite locations and says that he would like to go back to the days of the Industrial Revolution, if time-travel was possible.
Meanwhile, Lynn Rylance, English Heritage’s area manager for the North East, believes the show is a positive thing for Northumberland.
She said: “We are thrilled about the second series of Tales from Northumberland and are delighted to have been involved again, particularly as there was such an overwhelming positive feeling about the North East following the last series.
“We have more than 450,000 visitors to English Heritage properties in Northumberland, including Hadrian’s Wall, and these new episodes will most certainly reach new audiences and reignite people’s interest and passion for this historically-rich region.”
The Wire in the Blood star is also taking part in an online question and answer session.