A TELEVISION favourite will take to the screen to explore places across the North East with his parents.

Matt Baker, a television presenter from Durham, will take his parents, mum Janice and dad Mike, and their refurbished caravan around North East sites such as Beamish Museum and Bamburgh Castle. 

Matt Baker: Travels with Mum and Dad will take viewers on a four part adventure series which aims to reminisce about old memories, make new ones, and make time for each other.

Series star and Executive Producer, Matt Baker, said: "It’s been a joy taking Mum and Dad out for these trips around our beloved North East. I hope that viewers feel like they’re coming along for the ride with us and enjoy seeing my dad’s old caravan, fresh from being restored in 'Our Farm in the Dales'."

The demands of rural farm life have restricted the family's free time, so Matt's keen to make new memories through day trips within the local area.

"We’ve made some great memories, met some wonderful people, and I’m so proud of what we’ve all created together," he added.

The hour long episodes will see Matt, Janice and Mike go behind the scenes at Bamburgh Castle, Beamish, Hexham Racecourse and Durham Cathedral.

Janice will learn how to blend Earl Grey tea at the site of its creation, Matt rides a champion racehourse, and Mike meets the craftspeople caring for Durham Cathedral.

The trio will meet friendly people along the way, including racecourse breeders at Hexham and restorers at Bamburgh, as well as learning first-hand about history, traditions and crafts that have been inspired from these local treasures. 

The show was commissioned by Deborah Dunnett, Commissioning Editor for Features and Daytime at Channel 4. She said: "I am delighted that the Bakers will be taking More4 viewers on a tour of their North East."

"We absolutely love being in their company, and at a time when we’ve all come to appreciate the delights that lie closer to home, this series is set to be a real tonic."

An air date for the series is to be announced.