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Eric Robson

Eric Robson
Eric Robson
The writer and broadcaster Eric Robson began his television career with Border Television in Carlisle. He’s been freelance for more than thirty five years, presenting, producing and directing programmes for BBC Television and Radio, ITV and CHANNEL 4. His documentary programmes include GREAT RAILWAY JOURNEYS OF THE WORLD for BBC and the long running series with his “dog on a string” OUT OF TOWN for ITV. For many years he presented the BBC 2 flagship current affairs programme BRASS TACKS and was a reporter on Radio 4s award winning FILE ON FOUR programme. One of BBC Television’s team of outside broadcast commentators working on such State Occasions as TROOPING THE COLOUR, THE CENOTAPH, THE LORD MAYOR’S SHOW and THE HANDOVER OF HONG KONG, he’s also commentated on ROYAL WEDDINGS, PRINCESS DIANA’S FUNERAL and the classic live climb of OLD MAN OF HOY. Since 1994 he’s been Chairman of the longest running broadcast programme in the world – GARDENERS’ QUESTION TIME, now in its 63rd year on Radio 4.

He’s also Chairman of Striding Edge Limited for which he’s produced and presented award winning mountain programmes such as THE WAINWRIGHT MEMORIAL WALK and REMOTE LAKELAND and the Great Walks series. He accompanied the legendary fellwalker ALFRED WAINWRIGHT in his BBC television series. Among his documentary productions are EDGE OF EMPIRE, a radical reappraisal of Hadrian’s Wall, and VIKING, an exploration of the Norse settlers of northern Britain. His production company Arena Broadcast makes programmes for all the major UK networks and also corporate film productions. He narrates many television and radio programmes and is a regular speaker at functions and events.

Annette Robson
Annette Robson
His books include GREAT RAILWAY JOURNEYS OF THE WORLD and AFTER WAINWRIGHT - the journal of a 190 mile adventure through the mountains of remote Lakeland. THE BORDER LINE which explores the troubled history of the England Scotland Border – a frontier of Balkan proportions, was published by Frances Lincoln in 2006. They also publish Eric’s autobiography, OUTSIDE BROADCASTER.

Eric is a partner in the public relations consultancy Osprey Communications. He’s Chairman of Cumbria Tourism and The Wainwright Society and a non executive director of Hadrian’s Wall Heritage Ltd. He’s also a Deputy Lieutenant for Cumbria. He lives with his wife, Annette on a small farm in Wasdale.

Outside Broadcaster Book

An Autobiography - by Eric Robson

For more than 35 years, Eric been one of the instantly recognisable voices of British broadcasting. In this blunt, humorous and indiscreet memoir, Eric Robson bites the hand that feeds him in a canter through the stupidities of broadcasting which he still can't bring himself to think of as a proper job. Hardcover: 215 pages more

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The Border Line - Paperback
Eric Robsonís exploration of the England/Scotland border. íRobson is a fine storyteller, who invests lonely heaths with the clash of arms of kings and commoners. He also has a sharp eye and a deft turn of phrase for quirky scenes.í

Now in paperback 256 pages. more
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After Wainwright - Book
After Wainwright is the log of the Remote Lakeland walk. Eric Robson's personal memoir of his days on the hill with Britain's best known fellwalker, remembered during a 190 mile adventure in the mountains of remote Lakeland. more
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The Border Line
by Eric Robson

The line between England and Scotland, explored in a 105 mile walk through some of the wildest country in Britain. It’s a walk full of good humour and landscape and history, real and imagined. And it’s a record of one of the toughest long distance walks in Britain.

Hardback 256 pages. more
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Viking - DVD
Eric Robsonís series for ITV about the real Vikings. Popular myth has them written off as bloodthirsty barbarians but on the shores of the Viking lake that we know as the Irish Sea we discover traces of a complex and enigmatic people. In the Lake District and Isle of Man, Ireland and South West Scotland and The Wirral Eric Robson brings the shadows of our Viking ancestors to vivid life.

DVD running time 100 mins approx. more
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Great Walks 1 - DVD
Helvellyn and Haystacks and the High Stile Ridge and High Street from Kentmere. With Eric Robson and Bob Allen.

DVD running time 90 mins approx.

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