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Homes for Veterans, Part 1

Episode 7 of 9

Home renovation series. Prince William and Prince Harry join Nick Knowles and the team to help turn run-down empty properties in Manchester into homes for veterans.

Nick Knowles and the DIY SOS team are back for a two-part special with their most ambitious build ever, and this time they are joined by two special royal helpers. The team are taking on a whole street in Manchester and turning run-down empty properties into homes for veterans.

The team rally the local community to get stuck in and are also helped by Prince William and Prince Harry, who volunteer on site. In this show, the trades come together to build homes for two former soldiers who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan and are suffering from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), before also helping them to find new careers in the building trade.

But with numbers of volunteers lower than what's needed and the buildings proving trickier than anticipated, it's turning into the toughest build yet.

55 minutes

Music Played

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

  • 00:02

    John Legend

    All Of Me

  • 00:02

    Florence + the Machine

    Shake It Out

  • 00:04

    Ed Sheeran

    Little Lady (feat. Mikill Pane)

  • 00:05


    Arrival In Nara

  • 00:08

    BBC Symphony Orchestra

    Father Father (feat. Laura Mvula)

  • 00:09

    Jake Bugg

    Lightning Bolt

  • 00:16


    All The Little Lights

  • 00:17

    Taylor Swift

    We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

  • 00:33



  • 00:20


    Lippy Kids

  • 00:35

    Taylor Swift


  • 00:40


    Let Her Go

  • 00:40

    Katy Perry

    By The Grace of God

  • 00:42

    Vance Joy

    Best That I Can

  • 00:43

    Demi Lovato


  • 00:45

    The Cinematic Orchestra

    To Build A Home

  • 00:48

    James Morrison

    You Make It Real

  • 00:51

    A Great Big World

    Say Something (feat. Christina Aguilera)


Role Contributor
Presenter Nick Knowles
Participant HRH The Prince of Wales
Participant Prince Harry
Executive Producer Robi Dutta
Series Producer Hamish Summers


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