Being: Liverpool

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Being: Liverpool
Being Liverpool titles.jpg
Created by Fox Soccer / Channel 5
Starring Liverpool Football Club
Narrated by Clive Owen
Country of origin United States / United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 6
Production
Executive producer(s) Scott Boggins[1]
Running time 60 minutes
Release
Original network Fox Soccer (US)
Sportsnet (CA)
Channel 5 (UK)
Picture format

576i (SD) 1080i (HD)

16:9
Original release 16 September (2012-09-16) – 26 October 2012
External links
Website

Being: Liverpool is a 2012 fly on the wall documentary television series about Liverpool Football Club broadcast on Fox Soccer in the United States, Sportsnet in Canada, and Channel 5 in the United Kingdom. It follows the team behind the scenes on their pre season in North America in July 2012 and the buildup to their 2012–13 season in the Premier League.[2]

The documentary was narrated by actor Clive Owen, who is lifelong Liverpool fan.[3]

Reception[edit]

Former Liverpool player Mark Lawrenson criticised the programme claiming that Anfield bosses of old would be "turning in their graves". The programme however was received well by a number of fans who believed it was a good way to give Liverpool some good press. The coverage of the Liverpool vs Roma game in Boston gave fans more of an insight into what went on when staff and players alike prepare on a pre-season tour.[4]

Episodes[edit]

No. Title Original air date
1 "Silver Shovel" 16 September 2012 (2012-09-16) (UK)
2 "On the Road" 23 September 2012 (2012-09-23) (UK)
3 "Anfield Calling" 30 September 2012 (2012-09-30) (UK)
4 "To Bleed Red" 7 October 2012 (2012-10-07) (UK)
5 "Walk On" 21 October 2012 (2012-10-21) (UK)
6 "Red Crusade" 26 October 2012 (2012-10-26) (UK)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "9pm: UK debut of Being: Liverpool". Liverpool F.C. 21 September 2012. Archived from the original on 24 September 2012. Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  2. ^ Franklin, Oliver (21 September 2012). "TV Pick: Being Liverpool". GQ.COM (UK). Condé Nast Digital Ltd. Archived from the original on 24 September 2012. Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Blood Red: Liverpool FC fan Clive Owen to narrate Fox documentary". 8 September 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2015. 
  4. ^ Lawrenson, Mark (8 October 2012). "Rodgers must be off his head to do this TV drivel". Mirror Online. Trinity Mirror plc. Retrieved 26 October 2012. 

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