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Oooo it looks stressful!


Disadvantagescan be stressful

"...a television programme created by Channel 4 which shows people who have quite literally grand designs for houses which they intend to build. The programme follows these people through their process of creating these unique houses. === The programme === This programme begins with meeting a family/couple/individual who is at the beginning of a long journey. The journey begins with the person explaining their 'grand design'. They have usually already ..." Read review

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Grand Designs - an hour to dream in.

AdvantagesInteresting, absorbing

DisadvantagesNone, really!

"...is an hour-long programme on Channel Four, or one of the Channel Four family (more 4 etc) that follows people that are building or a restoring a property to live in. Generally everyone that gets involved in the show has a plan to improve their lives or provide a home for their families. Sometimes people get emotionally involved with a particular property or project and this colours the way they approach the development. Either way, the programme is ..." Read review

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Got an old water tower you want to convert? Make sure it's grand!

AdvantagesVery well made programme, lots to keep me entertained, fantastic presenter.


"Grand Designs is a channel 4 show that is presented by Kevin McCloud and produced by Talkback Thames. The show first aired in 1999 and with the exception of 2000 there has been a brand new series begin each year with January 2009 seeing the start of the 9th series. The show visits members of the public who want to use an unusual architectual design to build their dream home and over the series there have been many different properties such as 1800s ..." Read review

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Community Level 8thingywhat...



AdvantagesImaginative and innovative.

DisadvantagesDreams not always fulfilled.

"...currently shown on television. From the Channel Four site, people can get in touch with the producers of the program if they have a project that they feel merits the attention that this program gives to each project, and what is evident is that the title is apt. Grand Designs is just what it says it is, and shows you big ideas and ideals put into practice in such a way that you feel moved by the moments of disaster, and pleased with the moment ..." Read review

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Community Level 2Jaxxie


Grand or not so grand

AdvantagesRestoration, interesting

DisadvantagesRenovations not always finished before broadcasting

"...Monday night at 9pm on Channel 4. Boy was this a good decision to make. The basic storyline is that a camera crew follows someone who has purchased a run down property and shows what problems they face and the outcome of any restoration. The start of the programme is the background (I will use last night's episode as an example), a young Welsh couple from the Brecon Beacon's who have purchased a piece of land off their family which included ..." Read review

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Community Level 2pompeysmic...


following dreams

Advantagesvery inspiring

Disadvantagesthe financial worry these people put themselves through

"Grand designs is another home developing show but in huge proportions. The programme is on our screens for an hour at 9pm - 10pm on a wednesday night and is hosted by Kevin McCloud. Each episode shows a couples dream house and these can vary in style, shape and size, there have been traditional, eco friendly, historical and so on and so on. The first part of the programme shows the couples plans and what their idea's are for the project, ..." Read review

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