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UGLY HOUSE TO LOVELY HOUSE S3 EP1: Pictured: Graeme Williamson, George Clarke
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Architect Graeme Williamson tries to drag a 1960s house in Warwickshire into the 21st century and make it fit for a family of five

Architect Graeme Williamson tries to drag a 1960s house in Warwickshire into the 21st century and make it fit for a family of five

George Clarke’s high-end makeover show - Ugly House to Lovely House – returns with a fine example of what makes the show so compelling.

In Claverdon, Warwickshire, Steve and Celine have bought a 1960s house that was probably a nice place to live when it was built but is now tatty after 50 years of neglect.

The question here isn’t: ‘Can the house be transformed?’ Of course it can – a tin of paint would do that.

UGLY HOUSE TO LOVELY HOUSE S3 EP1

George Clarke, Celine, Steve and Graeme Williamson outside their lovely house

Rather, it’s more about whether Steve and Celine will buy into the big, bold plans that architect Graeme Williamson has in mind.

Especially since Celine has definite ideas of her own about how she wants the kitchen.

Whose vision will win out?

TV Times rataing: ****

Mandy Cooper
Mandy Cooper

As TV Times Highlights Editor I get to hear about all the latest TV shows coming soon. Here at TVT HQ we are in the privileged position of selecting the best programmes from across all the channels and streaming platforms. Our mission is to make it easier for our readers to decide what to watch - and give them lots of choice of genres - all the latest shows, plus some nostalgic choices we call hidden gems, too. My career began with a postgraduate degree in periodical journalism (ahem, yes old school!) in 1991 and I’ve worked in TV media since 2000.