Architect George Clarke pays a visit to Scott Welch, the former UK heavyweight boxing champ and occasional actor in Guy Ritchie films (most notable Snatch where he delivered a knock out punch to Brad Pitt) to look at Welch’s restoration of the crumbling, and small Thorington Gate Lodge in Suffolk.
Despite the fact that it sits at the side of the busy A12, Welch has harbored dreams of owning the lodge for well over 20 years and sees the place as offering up a great holiday home for his family and will give him the chance to spend some quality time with his aging father.
Welchm, helped by the always likable George, plans to add a very modern glass walled extension but isn’t sure the planners are going to like his ideas.
Scott Welch, like a giant version of Jason Statham, is a likeable fellow, his relationship with his elderly father is actually pretty touching and he genuinely cares about what happens to the old gate lodge.
UK / Channel 4 – Tiger Aspect / 8×60 minute episodes / Broadcast Sunday 25 April 2010 @ 9.00pm
Executive Producer: Joe McGrath / Producer: Isabelle Gunner
Series: The Restoration Man Season One Episode Six