BBC Daytime and Early Peak has commissioned Robson Green’s Dirty Weekends (working title), a co-production between North East based Rivers Meet Productions and Signpost Productions.
The announcement follows an extensive search for a formatted factual series produced in the North East.
Set exclusively in the North East against the backdrop of some of the UK’s most stunning scenery, the series will see Robson and some of his famous friends get stuck into some good, clean fun, as he celebrates everything that’s great about the region.
BBC Commissioning Editor, Helen Munson, says: “I’m really pleased to announce this exciting new commission from my home county. There is so much talent here in the North East, both on and off screen and this series will absolutely reflect that. Robson is a firm favourite with the audience and I’m looking forward to seeing this wonderful series get underway.”
This commission is the fourth time the two companies have worked together.
Robson Green is Director at North East based Rivers Meet Productions, and is strongly committed to the region and helping to develop local talent. He says: “I’m over the moon that we’re going to be co-producing this great series for BBC Two with Signpost productions. This series will showcase the best the North East has to offer.”
Signpost, also based in the North East, aims to help create a robust production sector in the region with returning and long-running commissions. The company grew out of an access services provider and has won several industry awards for its commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Gareth Deighan Creative Director at Signpost, says: “We’re delighted to get filming this great series with Robson Green and friends, we want to make sure we’re contributing to putting the North East on the map.”
The new commission for BBC Two early evening forms part of the BBC’s commitment to spend £25m in the North East over the next five years.
Robson Green’s Dirty Weekends (W/T), is a 15 x 30’ co-production between Rivers Meet Productions and Signpost Productions. It has been commissioned by Helen Munson commissioner for BBC Daytime and Early Peak.