Impresario focuses on Pre-Raphaelites

Lord Lloyd-Webber will present an ITV documentary about the art of the Pre-Raphaelites later this year.

The impresario moved to ITV after a long stint on the BBC where he featured in a series of shows searching for new musical stars.

Andrew Lloyd Webber and the Pre-Raphaelites will look at the work of the group of artists and poets who scandalised 19th-century England.

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Lloyd Webber has collected Pre-Raphaelite art since the 1960s and showed work from his collection at the Royal Academy in London in 2003.

The new show is part of a series of documentaries on ITV1 called Perspectives. Other shows include Hugh Laurie: Down by The River, which follows the actor as he records a blues album in New Orleans.

Actor Sir Ian McKellen will front a documentary about the life and work of LS Lowry, and miner’s son Robson Green will examine the story of the Pitmen Painters, a group of miners in Ashington, Northumberland, who taught themselves to paint and saw their work exhibited around the world.