Robson could return with even more tales

Robson Green visits Bamburgh Castle
Robson Green visits Bamburgh Castle

A hit prime-time television programme which shines the spotlight on the county and is watched by millions of people each week could return for a third series.

The second instalment of Robson Green’s Tales from Northumberland show concluded earlier this month, on the back of the debut eight-part documentary in 2013.

The Hexham-born star has previously hinted that he would like to continue his small-screen adventures throughout the Secret Kingdom – and it appears his wish could come true.

Production company Shiver TV has asked Northumberland County Council for ideas for another chapter in the story and the authority has been asking for and compiling suggestions.

Paul Nichol, the county council’s tourism and visitor economy manager, said: “We have been invited to create and discuss items for a third series

“The production company remains keen on featuring characters and experiences, but for a third series, they have also expressed an interest in journeys through the county via different and unusual forms of transport, picking up tales along the way.

“Ideas which immediately come to mind are some of our strategic walking and cycling routes such as St Oswald’s Way, Sandstone Way and source-to-sea river journeys. As far as transport goes, in addition to walking and cycling, we are looking to suggest different experiences, such as glider flights over the Cheviots and sand yachting on the coast.

“A number of ideas were submitted last year, but did not make it into the second-series content. They remain very valuable and will be re-submitted into the ideas pot.

“With the prospect of another series now moving at quite a pace, we would like to get the ideas to Shiver TV asap.”

The first two series were screened on ITV at 8pm and boosted the county’s profile.

Mr Nichol said: “As was experienced with the first series, the impact of the second has been tremendous and saw viewing figures peak at 4.6million.

“We’ve been pushing hard to continue with this valuable showcasing of our fabulous county so we are delighted that we have been invited to talk about another series.”