Greenlit: Robson Green: How the North Was Built, ITV
Robson Green: How the North Was Built w/t (2 x 60′) – Actor Robson Green tells the story of how industry profoundly shaped the country from his home county in the east across to Lancashire in the west. Robson tells the incredible story of how industry has shaped both a place and its people as, in the wake of the industrial revolution the North became the workshop of the world.
The story of how the North was built is intimately connected with Robson’s own family history. His father was a fourth generation miner in the pits of Dudley which towered over the houses where he was brought up.
This series looks at how the rugged northern landscape, along with the climate and the hard working people of the North, contributed to the industrial revolution which changed the face of the world. He explores the impact of the major heavy industries of coal mining, cotton, steel and ship-building as well as focusing on life away from work; how a new culture evolved around industrial life, from working men’s clubs, pubs, and holidays to music and sport, education and politics.
Producer: Silver River
Source: ITV press release