Robson Green: Walking Coast to Coast

Robson Green: Walking Coast to Coast

Series 1 - Episode 2

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Review

As Robson Green sets off from Chollerford on the next leg of his trek along Hadrian’s Wall, he’s mainly worried about the Roman soldiers who braved the Northumberland elements wearing “skirts and sandals” and slept alongside their horses. So, he decides to distract himself. 

“As some of you may know, I like a bit of fishing,” he says as he tries his luck with his best angling mate James. Well, simply watching him trudge along in a downpour would be dreary, even though his mam once told him, “A day outside when it’s rainy is better than a day indoors when it’s sunny”. 

Summary

The actor travels from Chollerford to Walltown Crags, and learns more about how the Romans took care of themselves so far from home. He samples natural cuisine and checks out the spa at Chesters Fort, before paying a visit to the latrines of Housesteads Fort, which were once the envy of an empire. He goes on to pit his fishing abilities against an angling rival, gladiator-style, before climbing Steel Rigg to reach the route's highest summit.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Robson Green
Executive Producer Elspeth O'Hare
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