Robson Green has shared his thoughts about Further Tales from Northumberland, ahead of the series opener which starts tonight.
During filming in Alnwick last year, the Hexham-born actor told the Gazette that he was pleased to be making a third chapter of the popular programme and he and the crew were discovering more hidden gems around the county.
During the eight-part third series, Robson will tackle a different journey through Northumberland and along the way he’ll tell the stories of the people and landmarks he encounters on his travels. He will take on exciting experiences that he’s never done before, including sailing a tall ship in the North Sea, fell running in the Cheviot Hills, leading The Rothbury Highland Pipe Band in a commemorative parade through the village, taking a tour round the Poison Garden at The Alnwick Garden with the Duchess of Northumberland and ringing osprey chicks in Kielder Forest. He’ll also uncover the stories behind Northumberland’s fascinating history, traditions and wildlife.
In tonight's first episode, which is screened on ITV at 8pm, Robson takes to the skies to get a bird's-eye view of Northumberland. At the former RAF training base at Milfield, Robson is given a lesson in flying a glider, soaring like a bird over the Cheviot Hills. He also flies by helicopter over the gardens created by one of Britain’s greatest ever landscape gardeners, Lancelot 'Capability' Brown. Robson pays a visit to Brown’s birthplace at Kirkharle, where the current owners are continuing his legacy by bringing to life one of Capability’s long-lost garden designs. Finally, Robson pays a visit to one of the more unusual sights that can be seen from the skies above Northumberland, a farm that is home to more than 350 combine harvesters.