PUBLISHED: PUBLISHED: 00:01, Tue, Sep 15, 2020
Grayson Perry, 60, has revealed he felt angry over his three-part Channel 4 series Grayson Perry’s Big American Road Trip being postponed. The show, which saw the artist travelling across America on a customised Harley-Davidson to explore some of the country’s cultural and political fault lines, was due to air at Easter.
However, it was delayed when the broadcasting company decided to commission his programme Grayson’s Art Club instead.
Although the latter was a big success for the star and is set for a new series as a result, he admits he was “spitting feathers” over Channel 4’s decision to push Grayson Perry’s Big American Road Trip back.
The television personality explained the show would have been “very prescient” if it had aired as planned, due to the Black Lives Matter protests in the US following the killing of George Floyd in May.
Grayson said: “We would have looked very prescient, particularly with the issue of race.
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Grayson Perry 'spitting feathers' over Channel 4 show decision (Image: GETTY)
Grayson Perry's Channel 4 series Grayson Perry’s Big American Road Trip was postponed (Image: CHANNEL 4)
“But in some ways it now feels more pertinent – some of the events of the summer in America have really highlighted many of the things we were talking about in the series.”
The first episode of Grayson’s series, filmed in Georgia, has now been reworked to add recent footage of the protests.
It also shows the ceramicist meeting members of Atlanta’s black elite, including entrepreneurs, students of an all-black university and Shereé