A WIRRAL teacher has produced a football documentary set for broadcast around the world.
The documentary called Thank God for Football will be televised worldwide in six instalments across countries including China, Japan and Vietnam and USA.
Peter Lupson wrote and presented the three-hour programme, based on his book of the same name, about the church origins of famous football clubs such as Everton and Liverpool.
The documentary was shown at the National Football Museum in Manchester to people from sporting and Christian backgrounds.
The dad-of two is head of English at Kingsmead School in Hoylake. Previously he taught at Weatherhead High School in Wallasey as head of languages.
Peter said: “It all started when I read about a third of all Premier League teams who had began from church organisations.
“Everton and Liverpool can trace their roots to St Domingo Chapel in Everton.
“The documentary will be broadcast worldwide in six instalments, even in China, Japan and Vietnam where my voice will be dubbed into the respective languages.
“Everton chief executive Robert Elstone participated in the Everton/Liverpool instalment of the programme.
“Among the guests to attend the Manchester launch were Lord Grantchester of the All-Party Parliamentary Football Group, football commentator John Motson, and ex-England striker Cyrille Regis.
“There will be a permanent exhibition of my research which will also tour the country with the museum.”
The first instalment will be aired on Saturday, November 2 at 5pm on Sky channel USB 585.