Liz and Phil at Longleat © Mayfly TV

Purcell Partner Liz Smith will be back on our screens for the second series of ‘Phil Spencer’s Stately Homes’ on More 4, starting 9pm on Monday 13th August.

Liz and Phil at Belvoir Castle © Mayfly TV

The show is a grand tour of some of Britain’s most extravagant country houses. Presented by Phil Spencer, the series will share the dramatic stories of the houses including the architects behind the buildings. With rare access to the archives, Phil unveils the ambitions of the creators, and quantity of materials, labour and money involved in building their flights of fancy. Episodes will include Longleat, Belvoir Castle, Blenheim Palace and Houghton Hall

Liz and Phil at Houghton Hall © Mayfly TV

Over the course of the series, Liz Smith shares her expertise, unravelling the architectural history of each house. She will give an insight into the logistical and technical challenges had they been built today. If you’d like to learn about the history and architecture of some of Britain’s finest country houses, tune in!