The “Great Lives” series on Radio 4 this week will be about EW Godwin, the designer of the Carriageworks.
The format of the programme is that a “famous person” selects their hero and the presenter (Mathew Parris) gets an “expert” to fill in the details of their story.
So for Godwin it’s Gary Kemp, songwriter and guitarist with Spandau Ballet. Kemp began collecting pieces of Godwin’s work from the 1980s. He’s remained fascinated by the life and work of the man who formed part of the Aesthetic Movement in the 19th century, designed houses for Oscar Wilde and James Whistler, and influenced Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
Great Lives is on Radio 4 on Tuesday 4 April at 4.30pm. 93fm in Bristol, 92-95fm elsewhere in UK or online http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/player/bbc_radio_fourfm