Purcell architect Elizabeth (Liz) Smith makes her TV debut in a new six-part series ‘Phil Spencer’s Stately Homes’. The first programme airs on More4 at 9pm on Tuesday 9th August.

Presented by broadcaster Phil Spencer, the series is a grand tour of some of Britain’s most extravagant country houses, retelling their histories and exploring why and how they were built. Houses include Goodwood House, Castle Howard and Woburn Abbey. The first episode focuses on one of England’s greatest Elizabethan mansions, Burghley House in Lincolnshire.

Over the course of the series, Liz Smith shares her expertise in unravelling the architectural history of each house and giving an insight into the logistical and technical challenges had they been built today.

Phil Spencer’s Stately Homes is produced by Mayfly Television.

I’m so excited to have the opportunity to share my passion with viewers and use my knowledge as a conservation architect to encourage engagement in British architectural history. Being able to invite viewers into these fascinating buildings and make them accessible to everyone is a privilege and I can’t wait to hear the feedback on the series.

Liz Smith, Partner