Metro passengers wanted for new ITV documentary

As we reported in December a new ITV documentary has been commissioned which will be looking at the workings of the Tyne and Wear Metro as it approaches its 40th anniversary. The producers of the documentary are now looking for passengers who travel on the Metro who may have “extraordinary” stories to tell.

Mark Robinson, Executive Producer for ITV, explains more: “The Metro has had a massive part to play in people’s lives since 1980 – whether it’s an everyday journey to work or using it to get to a special event – and we would love to hear their stories and potentially film with them over the course of this series. It could be customers who’ve made the same journey nearly every day or night since the start of the Metro 40 years ago; or who are part of a regular group of commuters who’ve become the best of friends over the years thanks to the Metro. But it could also be from people who are planning a specially important trip on the Metro in 2019 – maybe they’re going dressed as the Spice Girls, Rod Stewart or Kiss to see their idols in concert this summer, or to another big event like Newcastle Pride or the World Transplant Games. Or perhaps they met their partner on the Metro and are taking a train to their own wedding this Summer, or maybe they’ll be heading to their nearest Metro Station all dressed up for this year’s Great North Run. Whatever the story, we’d love to hear it.”

The documentary is being planned under the working title Metropolis and is being made by Wise Owl Films. It will be a four part series and is set to be filmed later in 2019. Anyone reading this who may be interested in featuring should email metropolis@wiseowlfilms.com.

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