Pevsner’s Liverpool on 5

Next Tuesday evening at 7.15pm, five continue what seems like a one channel campaign to promote Liverpool arts on television with the first episode of a two part documentary, Pevsner’s Cities with Gavin Stamp. As the blurb in this week’s Radio Times describes: “Art historian Sir Nikolaus Pevsner was responsible for the monumental series of books, The Buildings of England comprising of some 46 volumes, between 1951 and 1974 . Professor Gavin Stamp revisits some of the places chronicled by Pevsner, starting with the city of Liverpool.” ‘Our’ guide was recently updated by an old friend of mine, Joseph Sharples [amazon]. It’s an incredible book and I’m hoping this programme will be using it for background . Considering the richness of the city’s architecture this should be something special.