The Mighty Redcar: Journey to forgotten Britain

Tom Pearson, participant in The Mighty Redcar (Credit: BBC)

A small town on the north-east coast of England found itself trending on social media in the wake of a landmark factual series for BBC Two.

The Mighty Redcar, a four-part documentary made by 72 Films, won praise for its uplifting depiction of young people enduring the challenges of life in a northern town blighted by the closure of its steelworks, and for the series’ distinctive 1980s soundtrack.