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  • Season 3
  • 8 episodes
  • Lifestyle

Summary

Following the fortunes of properties facing a struggle for survival and their committed new owners wanting to turn historic ruins into dream homes.

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Episode 3: Pitkennedy School

Summary

Caroline Quentin follows the fortunes of friends Charlotte and Helen as they renovate Pitkennedy School in Angus, which closed seven years ago after educating pupils for 150 years. A picture of rural 19th-century life emerges as it is revealed that an act of generosity by a wealthy Victorian was responsible for the school's beginnings, with further research placing it at the start of a revolution in education that would change Britain for ever.

Review

After a century and a half educating children, the tiny primary school atop a windswept hill in Pitkennedy, Angus, was closed seven years ago and the plain, sober, grey buildings left to decay. Luckily two rather jolly middle-aged friends, Charlotte and Helen, fell in love with the views and light interiors. So, despite having no experience, they decided to restore it and transform it into a home themselves.

There are no Rapunzel-style castles or Georgian splendour to admire this week but the historical investigations are fascinating. Helen and Charlotte are self-confessed hoarders of eclectic objects, so the end result is, as Caroline Quentin says, “Bonkers… but it really works!”

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PresenterCaroline Quentin

Crew

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Executive producerAnnette Clarke
Series editorJoff Wilson

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  • Episode 3

    Pitkennedy School

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    Summary

    Caroline Quentin follows the fortunes of friends Charlotte and Helen as they renovate Pitkennedy School in Angus, which closed seven years ago after educating pupils for 150 years. A picture of rural 19th-century life emerges as it is revealed that an act of generosity by a wealthy Victorian was responsible for the school's beginnings, with further research placing it at the start of a revolution in education that would change Britain for ever.

    Review

    After a century and a half educating children, the tiny primary school atop a windswept hill in Pitkennedy, Angus, was closed seven years ago and the plain, sober, grey buildings left to decay. Luckily two rather jolly middle-aged friends, Charlotte and Helen, fell in love with the views and light interiors. So, despite having no experience, they decided to restore it and transform it into a home themselves.

    There are no Rapunzel-style castles or Georgian splendour to admire this week but the historical investigations are fascinating. Helen and Charlotte are self-confessed hoarders of eclectic objects, so the end result is, as Caroline Quentin says, “Bonkers… but it really works!”

    How to watch

    Next showing

    channeltimestatus

    HGTV

    HGTV
    -

    Details

    Formats
    Colour | HD | WIDE

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    PresenterCaroline Quentin

    Crew

    rolename
    Executive producerAnnette Clarke
    Series editorJoff Wilson
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