The RIBA headquarters has been once again cast into the limelight. This time it was used in Channel 4’s fictional political satire The Trial of Tony Blair, set in the year 2010. The building was made up as the American ambassador’s office, complete with posters of President Hillary Clinton. Astragal, for one, was not impressed. The home of this esteemed country’s architecture, dressed up like Uncle Sam. There was once a time when ‘Royal’ and ‘British’ meant something. The lure of television’s cash is clearly too much for the RIBA staffers.