Design’s double-act is undeniably viewer-friendly

Do I detect a hint of jealousy in David Crisp’s letter regarding the continuing appearances of Seymour and Powell on TV? Perhaps Channel 4 was keen to stick with the same characters following impressive audience figures.

Do I detect a hint of jealousy in David Crisp’s letter regarding the continuing appearances of Seymour and Powell on TV?

Perhaps Channel 4 was keen to stick with the same characters following impressive audience figures. Or maybe it was happy with the undeniably watchable (if not particularly telegenic) double-act, who translate the business of design into a highly viewer-friendly half hour each week. Or it might have been put off making a series featuring six different design groups by the inevitably higher production costs involved.

Or was Richard Seymour and Dick Powell’s continued presence on our screens down to the fact identified by a TV critic the other weekend; Seymour is obviously related to Clarissa Dickson-Wright, of Two Fat Ladies fame.

Perhaps there was a little inter-channel nepotism involved.

Loz Farmer

loz.farmer@virgin.net

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