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The Big Build - Dartford

Episode 2 of 9

Home renovation series. The team remodel a home to make it more suitable for 13-year-old Charlie, who has severe disabilities, and his family.

Scott Russell and Jenny Watts got together when they were 16 years old. Twenty-two years and three boys later, they are now a family of five. Charlie, their third son, was born with severe disabilities - spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy and global developmental delay. He needs around-the-clock care, which Jenny has given up work to provide.

Since he was born 13 years ago, they have struggled in a two-up, two-down end-of-terrace home, and Charlie faces going into care because they simply cannot keep him at home. Carrying him upstairs is a daily battle, and the older boys, Danny and Bradley, are crammed into tiny converted attic rooms.

In the biggest build ever on an individual house, Nick, the boys and Naomi Cleaver rebuild the whole of the downstairs as well as remodelling the rest of the house to provide a more suitable home to bring Charlie up in and keep him at home with his family.

1 hour

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Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:01

    Lucy Spraggan


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  • 00:08

    Eliza Doolittle


  • 00:10

    Katy Perry

    Last Friday Night

  • 00:17

    Noah and the Whale

    2 Atoms in a Molecule

  • 00:20

    Ella Henderson


  • 00:21

    Johnny Marr

    Easy Money

  • 00:25

    Emeli Sandé


  • 00:26



  • 00:27

    Ed Sheeran

    Thinking Out Loud

  • 00:30

    Lily Allen

    Our Time

  • 00:35

    London Grammar

    Hey Now

  • 00:37

    George Michael


  • 00:45

    Plastic Bertrand

    Ca Plane Pour Moi

  • 00:50

    Emeli Sandé


  • 00:54

    Paloma Faith

    Picking Up The Pieces

  • 00:55

    Snow Patrol



Role Contributor
Presenter Nick Knowles
Participant Naomi Cleaver
Participant Mark Millar
Participant Julian Perryman
Participant Chris Frediani
Participant Billy Byrne
Executive Producer Robi Dutta
Series Producer Mike Ratcliffe
Director Alice Dodge


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