Reforming the Brits: An upgraded lighting package adds polish to this year's Brit Awards in London

The Brit Awards, the UK equivalent of the Grammys, has struggled to shrug off a reputation tarnished by some very tacky presentations in its early years. When Mick Fleetwood and Samantha Fox co-hosted a shambles of a show from the Royal Albert Hall in the late 1980s, the laughter resounded through the national media for months. Since then the Brits has changed venue twice, first to Alexander Palace and last year to Earls Court. Each move has heralded an improvement in stature, if not polish.<

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