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Midsomer's architectural lambast

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Astragal wasn’t expecting abuse while watching Midsomer Murders and enjoying a glass of claret (the drink, not human blood), but the battle between new and quaint clearly rages on in Midsomer

Initially sympathetic to the main protagonists, a Modernist-loving client-developer, his builder and architect (with an apparently eclectic style swinging from Mies to Barratt Homes), Astragal was shocked by a sheathed swipe at the architectural press.

During a heated conversation about a faulty sliding door, the builder (Hugo Speer) accused the architect of designing details that were only of interest ‘to your poncey architectural magazines’.

The builder was later buried in a car full of concrete. Good. Unfortunately the architect was himself killed. Crushed in the aforementioned patio door.

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