A number of popular food genre TV programs, as well as the careers of well-known chefs, have been launched by Optomen, including "The Two Fat Ladies" (Clarissa Dickson Wright and Jennifer Paterson), "The Naked Chef" (Jamie Oliver), "Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares" and "Mary Queen of Shops" (Mary Portas).
"Pat Llewellyn and her team have done a wonderful job with Optomen producing long-running, award-winning and genre-defining TV series one after another," says Steve Morrison, chief executive of All3Media. "They are a jewel in the U.K.'s TV crown and have a distinguished record in discovering new on-screen talent and developing shows that get the best out of that talent. And with One Potato Two Potato they have created a brilliant vehicle to make the most out of the unstoppable force of nature
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