Reviews for The Curious House Guest BBC 2

“Once again an enjoyable, instructive and thought-provoking time had by all. Me included.”

Christopher Matthew, The Daily Mail

“Musson is a splendid fellow and is to the aristocracy what Ray Mears is to the native Indian.”

Peter Conchin, The Independent

“There’s time before dinner to admire gilded plaster ceilings and for Jeremy to talk us through the influence of Andrea Palladio on English architecture.”

Sam Wollaston, The Guardian

“It’s a pleasingly relaxed way to get to know a remarkable building… Musson makes for a restrained guide, allowing the pictures, and indeed the owners, to speak for themselves.”

The Mail on Sunday

“Musson is a supremely knowledgeable chap without being too pompous.”

The Radio Times

  • Interviewed by George Clarke in Restoration Man about the battles of the styles in the nineteenth century, and country house gate lodges, to be broadcast on Channel 4 in January 2013
  • Consultant on Julian Fellowes’s Great Historical Houses, series to be broadcast on ITV in 2013
  • Consultant for country house scenes in The Hour (Kudos, broadcast BBC 2 2011)
  • Expert on screen interview on the Fermor family, with Dan Cruickshank, on the ‘Easton Neston’ programme in Country House Revealed (broadcast BBC 2 2011)
  • Expert on screen interview about the challenges and opportunities of country house service in Heir Hunters (Flame TV, broadcast BBC 1 2010)
  • “Expert” at the dinner party scene in Edwardian SuperSize Me (Silver River, broadcast BBC 4 2007)
  • Presented piece to camera on Chatsworth House in Britain’s Best (Lion TV, broadcast BBC1 2007)
  • Curious House Guest BBC2 series both repeated on BBC 2 and Lifestyle channel

In 2005, I presented a series of six programmes for BBC2 called The Curious House Guest. A second series of eight programmes went out in 2007.

I worked with a great team put together by BBC Wales Factual Department, including series producer Richard Trayler-Smith and producer, Ellen Harris, and with director and camera man Steve Geilinger. It was a great experience and I learnt a huge amount working with Richard and Spike (Steve).

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