Customers wanted to appear in a Metro documentary for ITV

The producers of a new TV documentary series to be filmed in the North-East in 2019 want to hear from people who have extraordinary stories to tell of their lives on the Tyne and Wear Metro.

Metropolis (working title) will follow the stories of the staff, the passengers and the communities whose lives revolve around the Metro.

The four-part series, which is being made for ITV, is to be filmed later this year – and the producers want to hear from Metro customers.

Mark Robinson, Executive Producer of the series for ITV, said: “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.”

Anyone wanting to get in touch with Wise Owl Films, who are making the four part series, should email metropolis@wiseowlfilms.com