BBC Renews Robson Green’s Weekend Escapes


BBC has ordered a 15-part second season of Robson Green’s Weekend Escapes for BBC Two.

Green will continue to search for hidden gems throughout North East England as he and his friends immerse themselves in the great outdoors. Guests in the new season will include Kevin Whately, Tanni Grey Thompson and Shola Ameobi, among others.

Green and his friends will travel to the North and South Tyne valley along the Pennine Way, as well as through the County of Cumbria. His family will also be involved, including his Uncle Matheson.

Robson Green’s Weekend Escapes is a co-production between Signpost Productions and Rivers Meet Productions, both based in North East England. It is commissioned for BBC Two and iPlayer.

“I am delighted that my Weekend Escapes is coming back for a second series,” Green said. “The response from the first, and especially up in the North East, was fantastic. It is so important to know what’s on your doorstep and explore your local area in times when you could be feeling burnt out, so I’m excited to take viewers around the North East again with my family and celeb friends—I can’t wait! Not only do I get to showcase a region I adore and its people, I’m also able to showcase the talent that exists in the area both in-front of and behind the lens. We also provide a training ground for those who aspire to work within this wonderful industry.”

Rob Unsworth, head of BBC daytime and early peak commissioning, added, “The first series of Weekend Escapes was a real treat and a big hit with viewers, so we’re excited to see what adventures Robson takes us all on next. I’m also proud that BBC Daytime is commissioning programmes supporting and showcasing the North East, and look forward to developing more ideas with the talented companies in this part of the country.”