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Llewelyn-Bowen: Cracking China



Booming economies in China and Latin America have created a cash-rich middle class. The market for luxury goods has exploded and one plucky Brit is hoping to take advantage and strike it rich. Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen made his name as the star of Changing Rooms - but that was over 10 years ago. Now he designs homewares for the British high street, but times are tough. So he’s come up with a plan: to relaunch himself abroad. But as he approaches 50, launching his brand in China and Mexico is a big gamble. Can he convince the most lucrative markets in the word that he’s got what they need?

Production Firecracker Films
Broadcaster BBC Two
Executive Producer Tom Barry
Director Max Fisher
Format 1x60
TX Date 13/07/2015

Let’s charge the Roundheads wearing a lot of silk. Who cares if they’ve got cannons?
— https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/reviews/laurence-llewelyn-bowen-cracking-china-bbc2-tv-review-the-charles-i-lookalike-has-lost-none-of-his-10386196.html
He referred to his agent, Debbie, as his ‘galley slave’ and teased other members of his team for looking like a ‘fat Jamie Oliver’
— https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3160078/Laurence-Llewelyn-Bowen-Cracking-China-Hair-CLAUDIA-CONNELL-reviews-night-s-TV.html