A star is born – well, not quite

It appears Nucleus Design managing director Peter Matthews must still wait for his 15 minutes of infamy. – Twice Peter has been on national TV.

It appears Nucleus Design managing director Peter Matthews must still wait for his 15 minutes of infamy.

Twice Peter has been on national TV. Twice forces beyond his control have done their utmost to conspire against him.

First, Peter was interviewed by that Loyd Grossman bloke for Off Your Trolley, a consumer programme. Nucleus staff, and no doubt thousands of other viewers, tuned in to watch the show.

Seconds into Peter’s star turn the transmitter developed a slight problem. Everyone could see Peter talking but they couldn’t actually hear him. “There was just this terrible whining,” says one viewer. Further comment on this point is far, far too easy.

The whining stopped just as Peter finished his piece.

Then last week Peter popped up again on Watchdog, a consumer programme. No technical hitches this time. Just Julie Goodyear aka Bet Lynch’s final moments behind the bar at The Rover’s Return on the other channel.

Coronation Street’s consequent 59 million viewers, or thereabouts, left just ten people in the UK to be shared around three other channels, plus Sky and cable, of course.

Nucleus staff should expect mandatory viewings of the video to help at least double the number who saw Peter perform.

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