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Further Tales from Northumberland with Robson Green

  • Episode: 

    1 of 8

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Mon 29 Feb 2016
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    8.00pm - 8.30pm
  • Week: 

    Week 09 2016 : Sat 27 Feb - Fri 04 Mar
  • Channel: 

    ITV
  • Status: 

    Returning
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Series overview
 
Robson Green returns for a third instalment of this popular series, as he continues to explore his home county - one of the most fascinating, remote and beautiful parts of Great Britain.
 
This time, in each episode Robson tackles a different journey through Northumberland: from hiking the Pennine Way, to travelling along the border with Scotland; from travelling by air to get a bird’s eye view of the region, to following the route of the River Tyne. 
 
Along the way he’ll tell the stories of the people and landmarks he encounters on his travels.
 
This third series also sees Robson take on exciting new experiences that he’s never done before - including sailing a hundred year old Tall Ship in the North Sea, fell running in the Cheviot Hills, leading The Rothbury Pipe Band in a commemorative parade through the town, flying a glider over the National Park, taking a tour round a poisonous 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 - including tales of Britain’s oldest working lifeboat station, seafaring explorers, Anglo Saxon kings and the Northumbrian landscaper known as “the Shakespeare of gardening.”
 
Episode 1
 
In this first episode of the series Robson takes to the skies to get a bird's-eye view of Northumberland.
 
At a former RAF training base at Milfield, Robson is given a lesson in flying a glider, soaring like a bird over the Cheviot Hills and getting an aerial view of an Iron Age hillfort.
 
Robson 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.