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The Big Build - Swansea

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Home renovation series. 15-year-old Jack has a rare form of muscular dystrophy. The team redesigns his family's house to help them all enjoy their time together.

15-year-old Jack Morris was born with a rare form of muscular dystrophy, which has led to a lifetime of painful operations. His mother Helen has always been his rock and his elder brother Daniel his best friend.

But as Jack grows into a man, it has been impossible for Helen to get him upstairs and he is forced to sleep in the living room of their small three-bedroom semi in Swansea. With no other social space in the house, Daniel rarely brings his mates round and they spend less time together as a family.

So Nick and the boys, with designer Gabrielle Blackman, take on the challenge of turning the house into somewhere for Jack to grow into a man with dignity, a place to give Helen sanctuary and to reunite two amazing brothers.

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Mon 17 Jul 2017 21:00

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Role Contributor
Presenter Nick Knowles
Participant Gabrielle Blackman
Participant Billy Byrne
Participant Chris Frediani
Participant Julian Perryman
Participant Mark Millar
Executive Producer Robi Dutta
Series Producer Mike Ratcliffe
Director Ian Osprey
Producer Ian Osprey


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