Grantchester's Robson Green returns to screens in new BBC show

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Grantchester's Robson Green returns to screens BBC

Grantchester star Robson Green is leading a new BBC show, which will see him head to England's North-East alongside several famous faces.

Titled Robson Green’s Weekend Escapes, the actor and presenter will be joined by the likes of ex-footballer and I'm a Celebrity winner Jill Scott, Dragons' Den star Sara Davies, presenter Steph McGovern, podcaster Rosie Ramsey, former footballer Les Ferdinand and Lee Ridley (AKA Lost Voice Guy) as he takes in the region's natural beauty.

The series will see the presenter enjoy a number of activities including: a steam train journey, a night in a hammock, sketching with local artists, and cycling along the coast from Newcastle to Edinburgh.

Green and his guest stars will also discuss the importance of taking a break from day-to-day stresses, slowing down and looking after our mental health.

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Discussing the upcoming series, Green, who will be co-producing as well as starring, said: "I’m thrilled to be starring in and co-producing this fantastic new series for BBC Two. The North-East holds a special place in my heart and I’m excited to showcase the best it has to offer.

"We are strongly committed to supporting the incredible local talent in this beautiful region, and creating this programme gave us the opportunity to do both."

BBC Commissioning Editor Helen Munson added: "I'm delighted to be working with Robson and the team on this joyful new show which showcases brilliant talent against the backdrop of the beautiful North-East coastline and countryside. Robson is a fantastic ambassador for the North-East and is a firm-favourite with our audiences."

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Green currently stars as Geordie Keating in ITV detective drama Grantchester, which is set to air its eighth series next year.

Outside of acting, he has also presented several series including Robson's Extreme Fishing Challenge, Robson Green's Wild Swimming Adventure and Tales from Northumberland with Robson Green.

Robson Green’s Weekend Escapes airs on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer on January 23, 2023.

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