Sunday 30 April 2017

Robson Green Tyne and Wear Metro video from 1985 resurfaces on YouTube

Robson Green shot to fame in Soldier Soldier and went on to have a successful singing career alongside fellow actor Jerome Flynn
Robson Green shot to fame in Soldier Soldier and went on to have a successful singing career alongside fellow actor Jerome Flynn

A long lost video of actor Robson Green appearing before he shot to fame has been discovered 20 years after it went missing.

Green, who went on to star in Soldier Soldier, appears in the educational video from 1985 to promote the Tyne and Wear Metro and to deter anti-social behaviour.

In it he plays the part of a Metro driver, encouraging young people to take pride in the transport system, after it shows two teenagers mugging a pensioner.

But two decades after the one and only copy was misplaced, the video has now reappeared on YouTube.

Huw Lewis, corporate manager for customer services and communications at Nexus, who own the Metro, said: "It's great news that this video has turned up after all these years.

"We hired a young Robson Green in 1985 to shoot a video that we could show in local schools to promote good behaviour when travelling on the Tyne and Wear Metro.

"Little did we know back then that Robson would go on to become such a big star and a household name. We think it might be one of his first screen roles.

"Videos like this are part of Metro's heritage. We thought it had been lost. We'd love to know who actually has the original cassette and I'd encourage them to get in touch with us.

"I hope Robson won't mind the video reappearing and that it doesn't embarrass him too much."

Green also achieved success with co-star Jerome Flynn when they released Unchained Melody in 1995, which topped the charts for seven weeks and sold almost two million copies.

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