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George Clarke's Amazing Spaces

  • Season 2
  • 8 episodes
  • Education

Summary

Architect George Clarke returns for a second series of the show that celebrates the extraordinary world of small design

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Episode 1: Campervan, Aquarium and Floating Egg

Summary

The architect meets a couple planning to transform a 1960s ambulance into a campervan, and an artist who has commissioned a giant wooden floating egg to use as a work and living space. He also discovers a novel way of turning a suburban basement in Nottingham into an aquarium, and begins his own project to create a fantasy tree house in the grounds of the Kielder National Park in Northumberland.

Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

If an Englishman's home isn't his castle but his cupboard, campervan or tree-house, then this is the series for him. Architect George Clarke returns for a fresh look at very un-grand designs – small-scale projects across Britain where space is the final frontier.

It's hard to believe a Norfolk couple can work out a way to transform their scruffy but cute 1960s ambulance into a mobile home for a family of six, but that's their plan. Then there's the Hampshire artist who commissions a boatbuilder to create an egg-shaped studio made of cedar planks and whimsy: the end result is surreally beautiful. Meanwhile, the presenter himself wants to build a tree-house in a Northumberland nature reserve.

With his unquenchable enthusiasm about everything he sees Clarke has shades of the "Brilliant!" character from The Fast Show (“Unbelievable!... Fantastic!”) but it’s all upbeat and oddly inspiring.

How to watch

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There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming provider below.

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Credits

Cast

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PresenterGeorge Clarke

Crew

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Executive producerWill Daws
Executive producerStuart Cabb
Series directorAngie Cox
Series producerLizzie Wingham

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  • Episode 1

    Campervan, Aquarium and Floating Egg

    Summary

    The architect meets a couple planning to transform a 1960s ambulance into a campervan, and an artist who has commissioned a giant wooden floating egg to use as a work and living space. He also discovers a novel way of turning a suburban basement in Nottingham into an aquarium, and begins his own project to create a fantasy tree house in the grounds of the Kielder National Park in Northumberland.

    Review

    A star rating of 3 out of 5.

    If an Englishman's home isn't his castle but his cupboard, campervan or tree-house, then this is the series for him. Architect George Clarke returns for a fresh look at very un-grand designs – small-scale projects across Britain where space is the final frontier.

    It's hard to believe a Norfolk couple can work out a way to transform their scruffy but cute 1960s ambulance into a mobile home for a family of six, but that's their plan. Then there's the Hampshire artist who commissions a boatbuilder to create an egg-shaped studio made of cedar planks and whimsy: the end result is surreally beautiful. Meanwhile, the presenter himself wants to build a tree-house in a Northumberland nature reserve.

    With his unquenchable enthusiasm about everything he sees Clarke has shades of the "Brilliant!" character from The Fast Show (“Unbelievable!... Fantastic!”) but it’s all upbeat and oddly inspiring.

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming provider below.

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    PresenterGeorge Clarke

    Crew

    rolename
    Executive producerWill Daws
    Executive producerStuart Cabb
    Series directorAngie Cox
    Series producerLizzie Wingham
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