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The Big Build - Eckington

Nick Knowles, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and hundreds of volunteer builders help a 17-year-old girl whose Ehlers-Danlos syndrome has left her trapped in hospital.

Nick Knowles, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and hundreds of Worcestershire volunteer builders rescue 17-year-old Antonia Payne-Cheney, who has been kept prisoner in hospital for the last three years by Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a debilitating and rare condition.

Until 14 she was a healthy girl, enjoying gymnastics and cheerleading, but now she is hospital bed-bound. Her joints regularly dislocate and she is unable to eat normally, so she is fed through a line directly into her heart. As a result of her complex condition, Antonia will remain in hospital until the necessary home adaptations have been made.

To give Antonia the freedom to return home, the ambitious DIY SOS build features a functional sterile space for medical procedures in her own bespoke bedroom, a specially adapted wet room that offers her freedom and dignity and an accessible space for her to socialise with family and her friends.

As ever, it's an immensely challenging build carried out over the hottest week of the year, so sweat and tears flow in this emotional and entertaining episode.

58 minutes

Music Played

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

  • 00:00

    Ella Henderson

    Beautifully Unfinished

  • 00:01

    Coldplay

    Viva La Vida

  • 00:02

    Lucy Rose

    Place

  • 00:03

    Frances

    Grow

  • 00:05

    Emeli Sandé

    Clown

  • 00:07

    Noah and the Whale

    Give a Little Love

  • 00:08

    Kaiser Chiefs

    Ruby

  • 00:09

    Kasabian

    Shoot The Runner

  • 00:10

    Luigi Boccherini

    Minuet In A Major

    Performer: Academy of St Martin in the Fields.
  • 00:11

    Shane Filan

    Everything To Me

  • 00:11

    MARINA

    Froot

  • 00:12

    The Stands

    Do It Like You Like

  • 00:12

    Matt Cardle

    Loving You (feat. Melanie C)

  • 00:13

    George Ezra

    Blame It On Me

  • 00:14

    Lily Allen

    He Wasn't There

  • 00:18

    One Direction

    Where Do Broken Hearts Go

  • 00:19

    Tiffany Page

    Out of My Mind

  • 00:20

    Supergrass

    Alright

  • 00:21

    Gabrielle Aplin

    Start of Time

  • 00:22

    Swim Deep

    The Sea

  • 00:23

    Primal Scream

    Zombie Man

  • 00:24

    The Fratellis

    A Heady Tale

  • 00:24

    The Fratellis

    A Heady Tale

  • 00:26

    Jake Bugg

    Lightning Bolt

  • 00:27

    Sigur Rós

    Inní Mér Syngur Vitleysingur

  • 00:27

    Lily Allen

    Smile

  • 00:28

    Imogen Heap

    Climb To Sakteng

  • 00:29

    COASTS

    Oceans

  • 00:30

    Passenger

    Let Her Go

  • 00:31

    The Cinematic Orchestra

    To Build A Home

  • 00:32

    A Great Big World

    Say Something (feat. Christina Aguilera)

  • 00:33

    Scouting for Girls

    I Need A Holiday

  • 00:34

    Kelly Clarkson

    My Life Would Suck Without You

  • 00:35

    Alistair Griffin

    Chemistry

  • 00:36

    The Zutons

    Valerie

  • 00:40

    Coldplay

    Charlie Brown

  • 00:41

    Coldplay

    Us Against The World

  • 00:43

    Athlete

    Half Light

  • 00:42

    Feeder

    Love Pollution

  • 00:44

    Feeder

    Find The Colour

  • 00:46

    Take That

    Greatest Day

  • 00:42

    Robbie Williams

    A Place to Crash

  • 00:48

    Leona Lewis

    Run

  • 00:51

    Embrace

    Celebrate

  • 00:51

    Demi Lovato

    Skyscraper

  • 00:50

    Embrace

    Celebrate

  • 00:52

    Coldplay

    Always In My Head

  • 00:54

    Embrace

    Looking As You Are

  • 00:53

    Florence + the Machine

    Dog Days Are Over

  • 00:55

    Mumford & Sons

    Roll Away Your Stone

  • 00:57

    Snow Patrol

    Chasing Cars

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Nick Knowles
Participant Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen
Participant Mark Millar
Participant Julian Perryman
Participant Chris Frediani
Participant Billy Byrne
Director Jessica Matthews
Executive Producer Robi Dutta
Series Producer Hamish Summers

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