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Beeny's Restoration Nightmare

  • Season 2
  • 6 episodes
  • Property

Summary

Series in which Sarah Beeny tries to save Yorkshire stately home Rise Hall from ruin and open it up as a wedding venue.

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Episode 1: Beeny's Restoration Nightmare

Summary

Sarah Beeny continues the challenge of saving East Yorkshire stately home Rise Hall from ruin. The property expert and her husband tackle the restoration of an old dining room, but risk taking on too much when they decide to host a full-scale Regency dinner as a charity fundraiser.
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Review

Eleven years ago, Sarah Beeny and her husband Graham bought Rise Hall near Hull, a grand Georgian pile with extensive gardens and 97 rooms – each of which was riddled with dry rot, wet rot and mould – and began the laborious process of restoration.

Now Beeny’s a chirpy, likeable sort, but it’s hard to feel that much sympathy for a professional property expert who’s struggling to renovate the enormous stately home she acquired for the price of a suburban semi.

Glossing over that and the irritating fake jeopardy (who cares whether the carpet arrives in time for the charity dinner?), it’s interesting in this first episode to see wallpaper being printed by hand and to discover how an MDF fireplace can look almost as good as the original. Plus the sight of Beeny in Regency frock and posh hairdo rather than her usual dress-down attire is quite something.

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PresenterSarah Beeny

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Executive producerSue Davidson
Series directorKim Maddever
Series producerKurt Seywald

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  • Episode 1

    Beeny's Restoration Nightmare

    Summary

    Sarah Beeny continues the challenge of saving East Yorkshire stately home Rise Hall from ruin. The property expert and her husband tackle the restoration of an old dining room, but risk taking on too much when they decide to host a full-scale Regency dinner as a charity fundraiser.
    Recommended

    Review

    Eleven years ago, Sarah Beeny and her husband Graham bought Rise Hall near Hull, a grand Georgian pile with extensive gardens and 97 rooms – each of which was riddled with dry rot, wet rot and mould – and began the laborious process of restoration.

    Now Beeny’s a chirpy, likeable sort, but it’s hard to feel that much sympathy for a professional property expert who’s struggling to renovate the enormous stately home she acquired for the price of a suburban semi.

    Glossing over that and the irritating fake jeopardy (who cares whether the carpet arrives in time for the charity dinner?), it’s interesting in this first episode to see wallpaper being printed by hand and to discover how an MDF fireplace can look almost as good as the original. Plus the sight of Beeny in Regency frock and posh hairdo rather than her usual dress-down attire is quite something.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    PresenterSarah Beeny

    Crew

    rolename
    Executive producerSue Davidson
    Series directorKim Maddever
    Series producerKurt Seywald
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