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BBC

Programme

Brief Description

Ratings

Factual/
Entertainment

Cowboy TrapClive Holland and his team visit families that have beenn left with substandard home improvements and building work. A BBC1 take on Five's Cowboy Builders.3/5F/E
Home for LifeThere's something lacking about this curious series - maybe it's the wishy-washy format or the fact that corporate brand designers Jamie and Phil never get their hands dirty. They just pop into suburban houses, mildly insult the decor, get the owners to think about colours or whatever, then leave them to it. The pair are on a crusade against magnolia! There is a definite lack of passion coming from the presenters and we're really at a loss to know why this programme is needed at all. 1/5E

DIY SOS

A team of builders and designers fix a range of properties

4/5

F/E

It's Not Easy Being Green

For all you 'green eco warriors' Dick Strawbridge (the man with the huge moustache) teams up with Lauren Laverne to give advice regarding all manner of green conversions and projects that could be carried out on a property. Just fast-forward through the non-property bits!

3/5

F/E


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ITV
ProgrammeBrief DescriptionRatingsFactual/
Entertainment
May the Best House WinGame Show - The owners of some of Britain's most interesting and unusual homes invite one another to score their properties in the categories of interior design, homeliness, comfort, hospitality and overall viewing experience, with £1,000 awarded to the winner.TBAE
Homes from HellFollows the stories of people whose luxury properties have ruined their lives, including families who invested their hopes and money into improving their homes, only to have their dreams dashed.  Alot of the problems could have been avoided, but some people have also had their fair share of bad luck.2/5F/E
60 Minute MakeoverA team of designers aim to transform houses inside within the 60 minutes allocated. Fun programme to watch!3/5E

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Channel 4

Programme

Brief Description

Ratings

Factual/
Entertainment

Beeny's Restoration NightmareSarah Beeny takes on the big challenge to try and save Rise Hall in East Yorkshire from ruin.4/5F/E
Help! My House is Falling DownSarah Beeny comes to the aid of existing homeowners whose fond domestic dreams have morphed into a real-life house of horrors. Great programme!5/5F/E
The Restoration ManGeorge Clarke travels the British Isles meeting people who want to restore architectural treasures.4/5F/E

Property Ladder

Sarah Beeny helps investors make the most of their property, and gives them tips and advice on what to do, to gain the most money.

5/5

F/E

The Home Show

George Clarke helps home owners to create a home more suitable for their lifestyle.  Great programme, really useful if you are thinking of changing your property.

5/5

F/E

Kirstie's Homemade HomeKirstie Allsopp gets all credit-crunchy and make-do-and-mend when she buys a wreck of a house in Devon and invites us to join her as she does it up. It's a bit lame. The house is a complete wreck, yet we don't see her plastering, painting or doing anything practical for ages, as we have to sit through her attempt to make a pot, blow a glass and wander round her parents' mansion looking for design ideas.2/5E
The Building Inspector is ComingA Cutting Edge film looking at suburban Britain's messy underside with Birmingham Council building inspectors.
3/5F/E

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Five

ProgrammeBrief DescriptionRatingsFactual/
Entertainment
Build a New Life in the CountryA move from the city to a rural retreat. George Clarke meets people chasing dream homes and new lives.

4/5

F/E
I Own Britain's Best Homes and GardensI Own Britain's Best Home invites viewers to tour some of the country's most beautiful residences - and to meet the owners who have strived for unique designs, construction and décor.

3/5

E
Cowboy BuildersMelinda Messenger and Dominic Littlewood come to the rescue of homeowners who have been let down by shoddy builders.3/5E
Put Your Money When Your House IsMelissa Porter demonstrates the easy way to add value to a house.  Some of the projects are so small they may not add any real value, particularly in the current market conditions, however she does make it clear on the amount to spend on adding value -v- overall value of property.2/5F/E
Colin & Justin's - How Not to DecorateInterior designers Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan follow the real drama behind makeover shows. Mainly entertainment.2/5E
Colin and Justin's Home ShowThe designers are pushed hear to get a housing looking as good as it possibly can. This is mainly entertainment.3/5E

 UKTV Style
ProgrammeBrief DescriptionRatingsFactual/
Entertainment
DIY SOSA team of builders and designers fix a range of properties

4/5

F/E
From House to HomeStep by step guide to the basics of design.

3/5

E

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