The Mighty Redcar

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1 x 60 min
| BBC Two

Stuart Bernard, Jonny Ashton
Stuart Bernard, Jonny Ashton
Series Director:
Daniel Dewsbury
Series Producer:
Lia Nicholls & Caroline Marsden
Executive Producer:
John Douglas & Mark Raphael

In this real-life soap opera, filmed over a year in the North Yorkshire town, we focus on the relationships between two generations; one struggling to fulfil their hopes and dreams, the other trying to give them a leg up, show them the way and convince them that they, and the town, have a future.


It is billed as a real-life soap opera, but it is way more operatic – and real – than that. It is also exciting… This is proper heartwarming, heartrending film-making” – Chitra Ramaswamy, The Guardian

‘…warm, funny and engaging and I love it’Alison Graham, Radio Times 2018

  • Winner: Best Factual Series RTS North East
  • Nominee: Broadcast Best Original Programme

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