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Grand Designs: The Somerset Cowshed (Channel 4 14 Oct 2015)

The Australian Lifestyle channel have scheduled the return of the UK version of Grand Designs, hosted as always by Kevin McCloud. This is the series that aired on Channel 4 in the UK last September. The series will premiere on Thursday 14 January 2016 at 8.30pm.

The series begins with one of the largest builds featured so far – a magnificent modernist pavilion in Sussex built by a man obsessed with every detail. To follow there’s a young couple wrangling a derelict cowshed into their first home in Somerset, a rusty ‘floating’ barn overcoming local opposition in Lewes and a giant fortress of a house on the beach in the Isle of Wight.

There’s an outback-style stilt house on the marshes in East Sussex, for a builder who loves boats and hates houses, and a sweeping curved straw-bale conversion of an old forge for a family in County Antrim. And that’s not forgetting the man determined to make a damp dark cave in the Wyre Forest into a home fit for 21st-century living.

As always it remains an immensely watchable show – can anybody tell us though why everyone has the most trouble with getting their windows organised!

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