- John Grundy
name = John Grundy
birth_date = birth year and age|1946
occupation = TV presenter, author
spouse = Judi
children = 3
website = [http://www.tynetees.tv/programmes/Grundy's_Wonders.htm Tyne Tees]
John Grundy (born 1946 in
Carlisle, Cumbria[cite web |url=http://www.sundaysun.co.uk/news/your-questions/tm_headline=ask-john-grundy&method=full&objectid=19982820&siteid=50081-name_page.html |title=Ask: John Grundy |publisher=Sunday Sun |date=2007-10-21 |accessdate=2008-07-31] ) is a television presenter and author. His work is mainly featured around the north-east of England.
In the late 1980s he worked for the
Historic Buildings and Monuments Commissionbefore beginning a more widely-recognised career as an architecture writer and television presenter, especially in the north of England. He is currently a lecturer of English Literature at South Tyneside College.
In the late 1990s Grundy co-wrote/edited the new edition of Niklaus Pevsner's "Northumberland" [cite web |url=http://friendsofbeamish.co.uk/johngrundy/index.html |title=John Grundy |publisher=Friends of Beamish |accessdate=2008-07-31] , part of Pevsner's "Buildings of England" series [cite web |url=http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0300096380 |publisher=Amazon.co.uk |title=Northumberland (Pevsner Buildings of England) |accessdate=2007-01-23] .
Steve Robins, who produced all of Grundy's TV programmes from 1999, left Tyne Tees Television in 2005 and founded the
production company Working Wonders TVwhich produced the last series of " Grundy's Wonders", and " Grundy's Northern Pride".
Grundy Goes..." (1996-1999) broadcast on Tyne Tees partly involved Grundy becoming the interesting historical characters found in the histories of the buildings he visited.
"Townscape" was on
BBC OneNorth East & Cumbria. " Grundy's Wonders" another, longer-running Tyne Tees series, Grundy explored architecture in the north-east, as well as Cumbriaand Yorkshire. " Grundy's Northern Pride" has been broadcast since 2007 in the Tyne Tees and Granada Televisionregions and covers the same area as "Grundy's Wonders" plus North West England.
"Travels with Pevsner" is a
BBC Fourseries that involved Grundy visiting places visited by Nikolaus Pevsnerduring his ambitious review of English architecture in the 1950s and 1960s.
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