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George Clarke’s Old House, New Home: Leamington Spa (Channel 4 Thurs 4 Jul 2019)



Portsmouth & Cotswolds: George Clarke tries to unlock the potential of homes with history and make them fit for the future. Hidden behind one of Leamington Spa’s smartest addresses is a rather special coach house. Once attached to a grand home, this humble dwelling has been hacked about over the years and was last decorated in the 1980s, with a mock medieval style, plus fake Tudor windows and unnecessary beams.

New owners Albert and Kristina have their work cut out to get this place turned around into something special. With a new baby just weeks away, it’s a race against time. George kicks off by knocking a huge hole in the ceiling looking for extra headspace. Plus George takes a trip to Mellor, to visit a 200-year-old farmhouse on the edge of the Peak District. He’s brought his sledgehammer but the owners seem unwilling to let him knock any walls down. Can he make do with moving the door instead?

Airdate: Thursday, 4 July 2019 at 8.00pm on Channel 4.