While I too must respond to the articulate enthusiasm of Kevin McCloud and greatly enjoyed Grand Designs, I must advise some restraint in accepting his portrayal of his past as described by Kevin Telfer (AJ 13.11.03).
Being the designer responsible for the entire interior lighting of Ely Cathedral, I take exception to Kevin claiming it.
His involvement was only to carry out, as a manufacturer, the renovation of two old gas torchieres, which now sit either side of the high altar. While his work was excellent, it does not warrant the false claim he makes.
Graham Phoenix, design director, light matters, London