Restoration Home (TV series)

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Restoration Home
Genre Factual
Starring Caroline Quentin
Kieran Long
Dr Kate Williams
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 20
Production
Executive producer(s) Annette Clarke and Lisa Edwards
Producer(s) Joff Wilson
Camera setup Multiple-camera setup
Production company(s) Remarkable Television
Release
Original network BBC (BBC Two)
Picture format 1080i
(16:9 HDTV) (2011–13)
Audio format Stereo
Original release 5 July 2011 (2011-07-05) – 28 August 2013 (2013-08-28)
Chronology
Preceded by Restoration (TV series)
External links
Website

Restoration Home is a BBC television series produced by Endemol who created the BBC series Restoration. The series follows owners of historic buildings as they restore them into 21st-century dream houses.[1] The show is presented by Caroline Quentin who has an interest in the history and restoration of old buildings, architectural expert Kieran Long and social historian Dr Kate Williams who investigate the histories of the properties.[2]

Publication[edit]

A tie-in publication book, titled Restoration Home by Gavin Weightman published by BBC Publications accompanies the series.

Series One[edit]

The introduction titles to the program were filmed at Bank Hall which was a building featured in the 2003 BBC series Restoration.

Episode 1[edit]

The first building to feature is St Thomas à Becket Church, Pensford in Somerset, which is on the heritage critical list. A flood in 1968 led to the church's deconsecration and it has been declared redundant. The owners saw it in 2007 and bought the listed church with plans to convert it into a three-bedroom house. As the church is transformed, its past is revealed.[3]

Episode 2[edit]

The second building is Nutbourne Common Pumping Station, Nutbourne, Horsham, West Sussex, which closed in the 1970s. The building is a ruin which contains all its old mechanisms and machinery. The owners aim to turn the concrete carcass into a carbon efficient home. Research by Kieran Long and Dr Kate Williams reveals the history of property.[4][5]

Episode 3[edit]

The third building, Stoke Hall in Derbyshire, a 30-room Georgian country house suffered from a leaking roof and widespread rot. The hall's 250-year-old décor was at risk of being destroyed. The restoration reveals the history of the house, with architectural and social connections to influential people. Research reveals that the hall's architect designed Chatsworth House.[6]

Episode 4[edit]

The fourth building, Stanwick Hall in Stanwick, Northamptonshire, was in poor condition and on the Buildings at Risk Register. Years of neglect have left fungus growing on walls running wet with damp and timbers so rotten that one good storm might bring down the roof. Evidence is uncovered showing the hall was built as a result of a financial scandal of the early 18th century.[7]

Episode 5[edit]

The fifth building, Calverton Manor in Calverton, Buckinghamshire, is a mixture of different architectural styles, with parts thought to date from the 14th century. It is connected to a legend involving a rich widow, the local butcher, pots of gold and murder. As the building's architectural and historical secrets are revealed, the owners are faced with woodworm problems in the buildings main structure.[8]

Episode 6[edit]

The sixth building Big House in Landshipping, Pembrokeshire. Now a carcass, it was once a building of grandeur and influence. Historical and architectural research reveals it was built on the proceeds of the coal industry. The owner bought the property 10 years ago for restoration.[9]

Series Two[edit]

Airing in 2012 Series Two featured six more buildings and their journeys as they are restored by their owners. The introduction piece to camera was filmed at Houghton House

Episode 1[edit]

The first building of the series is Coldbrook Farm, a 17th-century Grade II listed Welsh farmhouse. The run-down farmhouse is at the centre of the working farm buildings, which retains its lavish carved Tudor timberwork, which reveals the true age of the building. The owners are restoring the building while attempting to mix the old building with modern aspects.[10]

Episode 2[edit]

Following the restoration of Sandford House in Scotland, designed by Baillie Scott.[11]

Episode 3[edit]

Following the restoration of The Elms, a Grade II listed Georgian house in Derbyshire.[12]

Episode 4[edit]

A couple want to turn the 16th-century Old Manor in Norfolk into a dream home.[13]

Episode 5[edit]

A couple turn 16th-century One Abbey Lane, Southam, Warwickshire into a family home.[14]

Episode 6[edit]

A couple are attempting to restore Coulton Mill, a 13th-century, 10-acre site in Yorkshire.[15]

Series Three[edit]

Episode 1[edit]

A couple have bought a Georgian House at Rock Farm and an extraordinary discovery is made.[16]

Episode 2[edit]

A couple sink into their live savings by saving a long-lost estate.[17]

Episode 3[edit]

Two friends buy a neglected 19th-century school and to try and save it.[18]

Episode 4[edit]

A couple with a small budget attempt to transform a Victorian chapel, Nebo, Hirwaun, in the Welsh valleys.[19]

Episode 5[edit]

Kate Armstrong attempts to restore the 110 rooms of Cassillis House in Ayrshire.[20]

Episode 6[edit]

Simon Kelsey attempts to save a once grand Victorian townhouse in Hull.[21]

Episode 7[edit]

A couple buy a once grand and wealthy estate, St Peter's Barn had been overlooked for generations and carved up by modern farming practices.[22]

Episode 8[edit]

A couple's dream home proves to be a nightmare, as costs spiral out of control.[23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BBC (2011) "Restoration Home" http://www.bbc.co.uk/tv/comingup/restoration-home/
  2. ^ Endemol (2010), "REMARKABLE TELEVISION BUILDS NEW FACTUAL SERIES FOR BBC TWO", http://www.endemoluk.com/news/remarkable-television-builds-new-factual-series-fo
  3. ^ BBC 2 (2011) "Restoration Home - Church", Episode 1, Accessed online at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b012gkrf
  4. ^ BBC 2 (2011) "Restoration Home - Nutbourne", Episode 2, Accessed online at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b012mbk7
  5. ^ The Pumphouse, Nutbourne, West Sussex, H.A. Marks Construction. Retrieved 7 November 2011
  6. ^ BBC 2 (2011) "Restoration Home - Stoke", Episode 3, Accessed online at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b012s0z5
  7. ^ BBC 2 (2011) "Restoration Home - Stanwick", Episode 4, Accessed online at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b012xmm8
  8. ^ BBC 2 (2011) "Restoration Home - Calverton Manor", Episode 5, Accessed online at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0133hr1
  9. ^ BBC 2 (2011) "Big House", Accessed online at :http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b013c920
  10. ^ BBC 2 (2012) "Restoration Home - Coldbrook Farm", Episode 1, Accessed online at:http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01l3bhl
  11. ^ BBC 2 (2012) "Restoration Home - Sandford House", Episode 2, Accessed online at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01l9yc8
  12. ^ BBC 2 (2012) "Restoration Home - The Elms", Episode 3, Accessed online at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01llg8c
  13. ^ BBC 2 (2012) "Restoration Home - Old Manor", Episode 4, Accessed online at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01lwbjp
  14. ^ BBC 2 (2012) "Restoration Home - Abbey Lane", Episode 5, Accessed online at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01m240t
  15. ^ BBC 2 (2012) "Restoration Home - Coulton Farm", Episode 6, Accessed online at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01m7zq8
  16. ^ BBC 2 (2013) "Restoration Home - Rock Farm", Episode 1, Accessed online at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b036yzpt
  17. ^ BBC 2 (2013) "Restoration Home - Little Naish", Episode 2, Accessed online at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0379hm1
  18. ^ BBC 2 (2013) "Restoration Home - Pitkennedy School", Episode 3, Accessed online at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b037m4l9
  19. ^ BBC 2 (2013) "Restoration Home - Nebo Chapel", Episode 4, Accessed online at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b037xy55
  20. ^ BBC 2 (2013) "Restoration Home - Cassillis House", Episode 5, Accessed online at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0389s4s
  21. ^ BBC 2 (2013) "Restoration Home - Coltman Street", Episode 6, Accessed online at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b038ncgp
  22. ^ BBC 2 (2013) "Restoration Home - St Peter's Barn", Episode 7, Accessed online at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0392bdr
  23. ^ BBC 2 (2013) "Restoration Home - Episode 8 (Barnhill)", Episode 8, Accessed online at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b039glq7

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