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When Channel 4 asked the public to vote for the buildings they wanted to see demolished, more than 1000 buildings were nominated. This series investigates what we can do about them.

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When Channel 4 asked the public to vote for the buildings they wanted to see demolished, more than 1000 buildings were nominated. This series investigates what we can do about them.

Series 1 Summary

An invaluable litmus test of public opinion about our built environment, the nominations ¿ as voted for by Channel 4 viewers - for the worst buildings in the country form the basis of a new four-part series that investigates how Britain came to be littered with eyesores and explores what we can do about it.

Kevin McCloud is joined by architect and former president of RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) George Ferguson, who's not afraid to admit that architects make mistakes, and by Janet Street-Porter, who tackles the planners and developers.

  • Kevin McCloud

    Episode 1

    Presented by Kevin McCloud, the series starts with the naming of a 'dirty dozen' of the country's most hated buildings, as well as investigating why derelict buildings can remain so for years after their useful lives have finished.

  • Kevin McCloud

    Episode 2

    Kevin McCloud continues his investigation of how Britain came to be littered with architectural eyesores and asks what we can do about them?

  • Kevin McCloud

    Episode 3

    Bad housing is at the core of this edition - from boxy brand new homes via council blocks to rows of empty and derelict Victorian terraces. Most of the housing entries were, however, built within the last 40 years.

  • Kevin McCloud

    Episode 4

    Not just an individual building but an entire town centre ¿ the new town of Cumbernauld, in Scotland ¿ is Britain's most hated 'building'. The Demolition team has gathered a group of architects and urban planners to devise a new plan for Cumbernauld. Will it be accepted by the local authority?

  • Kevin McCloud

    Episode 5

    In 2005, the public were invited to nominate buildings they wanted demolished. Kevin McCloud, Janet Street-Porter and architect George Ferguson revisit the campaign for an update.

Demolition synopsis

When Channel 4 asked the public to vote for the buildings they wanted to see demolished, more than 1000 buildings were nominated. This series investigates what we can do about them.

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