The princess’s was particularly carefully considered. Margaret wanted it clad in white marble with an ‘orchid’ sink, and both Her Royal Highness and her husband attended a meeting to discuss the correct positioning of the towel rail.
Lord Snowdon gave instructions about everything from the colour and positioning of the light switches (‘white/ivory’ and ‘as flat as possible’) to the shape of the fuse box.
The fallout from the scandals resulted in many low-stakes games, with big-ticket ones (especially quizzes) generally falling out of favor until 1973 and on Granada) and this resulted in a limit of £1,000 on cash prizes until the mid-1990s; more frequently the top prize would be a car or in one case a speedboat.
The 1990s brought with it a sense that ideas were running out, as networks and cable stations dropped games left and right (the last Big Three victim being remained through the entire decade, with a few other games briefly popping up here and there.
Though it lasted only an hour, the additional repairs delayed the Snowdons’ arrival until 4 March, when a friend helped them transfer their belongings from Apartment 10.
Once complete, the house offered a substantial family home.
GSN began in December 1994, giving fans a constant home for classic games (although it eventually went into Network Decay); prior to that, they'd had to rely on other cable nets, including Nickelodeon, USA Network, and The Family Channel for their fix.
Peerless Kitchens (the ‘most fabulous kitchen you have ever seen’ ran their ads) were asked to supply sleek white units topped with Formica and teak.
’ A letter written by the princess in 1962, re some of her decorating requests.
l 'We agree to fall in with Peerless [kitchens] for speed's sake, and we want the gas rings where we had them, please.
The original completion date was to be 8 February but in early January 1963 a fire broke out in the roof.
Photographs show Princess Margaret watching firemen extinguish the blaze.