The BBC has commissioned Robson Green’s Dirty Weekends (w/t), a 15 x 30’ co-production between North East based Rivers Meet Productions and Signpost Productions. The order is part of the BBC’s commitment to spend £25m in the North East over the next five years.

The series for BBC Two was ordered by Helen Munson commissioner for BBC Daytime and Early Peak, following an extensive search for a formatted factual series produced in the North East.

The series will see Robson and famous friends visit and celebrate highlights of the region.

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.

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.

Helen Munson says: “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.”

Pippa Considine

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