BBC has released the trailer for the upcoming four-part documentary series The Mighty Redcar, set to air on BBC2.
The show, made by 72 Films, revolves around a group of Redcar people, aged 16-21, after SSI closure. The trailer features some of the locals who shared their stories to the film crew that spent the past year in their town, on a quest to chronicle how the closure of the SSI steelworks affected their lives. Mark Stubbs from the Black Slab record and clothes shop, and Grangetown councillor Lynn Pallister are also featured.
“Think of it as a kind of real-life soap opera with unbelievable characters who share their stories. These could be your friends, this could be your town, but we are the Mighty Redcar and we’re fighting for our future,” the voiceover says at the end of the 60-second trailer, which is scored by the 1985 hit single “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” by the English band Tears for Fears.
The Mighty Redcar, a series aimed at becoming a “fascinating insight into the town’s 16 to 21 year-olds,” is due to start on BBC2 next month.