A TV series which highlighted the beauty of Northumberland to millions of viewers is to return for a second series.
Tales from Northumberland with Robson Green drew audiences of almost four million per episode when it was shown last autumn.
Research carried out after the first series by Northumberland County Council found the county portrayed in a positive light and over 91% of people agreed that it was a great place to visit.
As a result of the programme 85% of people surveyed said they have been encouraged to find out more about Northumberland, and experience it for themselves.
Councillor Val Tyler, portfolio holder for community culture, is delighted the show will be returning to our screens.
She said: “The first series provided some unforgettable moments, such as Robson Green being pecked by terns, sleeping out in a bothy and experiencing some awe-inspiring sights like the starry skies at Kielder, the Farnes sunset and the amazing views from Hadrian’s wall.”
“From Blyth to the Scottish borders and out to the west, there is something for everyone in Northumberland. With the best of the county on show to millions this series provided a real showcase for Northumberland on a national stage. I would like to place a special thank you to Robson Green, who I thought was excellent in his role. We’re delighted it’s coming back for a second series.”
Robson Green said: “Making Tales From Northumberland was a labour of love and I can’t wait to start work on a second series. I’m looking forward to bringing more stories to viewers from a region that continues to enthral and inspire me.”
Myths, legends and key moments from British history that took place within the county (Flodden, the birth of Christianity, Earl Grey) worked really well in the first series. Shiver, the production company remains keen on finding similar ways to bring history to life in an exciting and interesting but authentic way.