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Property expert Phil Spencer is a Secret Agent on a mission - to get Britain moving, one house at a time

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Property expert Phil Spencer is a Secret Agent on a mission - to get Britain moving, one house at a time

Series 3 Summary

Phil Spencer returns for a third series, helping out vendors of hard-to-sell homes across the country with some hard-hitting home truths.

Phil then seeks out potential buyers, confident that he can shift even the hardest-to-sell houses.

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    Episode 1 - Billericay, Essex

    Phil visits Billericay in Essex, where Julie and her four sons are struggling to keep up with their demanding home

    Secret Agent Phil takes a look around while the family are out, and discovers a health hazard in the kitchen, a terrible toilet, beaten up bedrooms and a garden that all potential buyers have turned their noses up at.

    He gives the family advice on how to get their home ready for his open viewing two weeks later. But getting the house ready is going to be a job that pushes the family to their limits...

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    Episode 2 - East Midlands

    Phil takes on a two bed terrace in one of the toughest property markets in the UK as he heads to Syston in the East Midlands.

    Dan and Lisa are desperate sell up and move closer to work and family but their house just won't budge.

    Phil has a snoop around, and discovers a boring garden in need of a good dose of TLC and an even bigger dose of weed killer, a living room that looks more like a crèche, and a dog that doesn't know where to do its business.

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    Episode 3 - Radcliffe, Manchester

    In Radcliffe, Greater Manchester, Phil meets the Young family to cast his eye over their property and try to get them a buyer.

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    Episode 4 - Bishop's Stortford

    Phil Spencer is in the market town of Bishop's Stortford taking on a house that's been on the market for six months with hardly a sniff of a buyer.

    It belongs to working mum Marsha and her teenage twins Molly and Sam, who are desperate to get it sold and start afresh.

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    Episode 5 - Leicestershire

    Phil travels to Fleckney in Leicestershire, taking on a house with impressive outbuildings but an unimpressive list of potential buyers.

    After nearly 16 months on the market but no more than ten viewings, owners Robin and Marie are at their wits' end.

    Phil discovers an unloved home, complete with damp stains and a bright pink hallway.

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    Episode 6 - Cheshire

    Phil travels to Lach Dennis, in Cheshire, to help a couple who are living life in the dog house.

    After 18 months on the market, Heather and Ian's home just isn't pulling in the buyers, so can Phil help to put the love back into their four walls?

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    Episode 7 - Glasgow

    Phil travels to the Glasgow suburb of Giffnock to try to attract some buyers to a bungalow that's been in the same family for 37 years. Phil discovers an interior from a bygone era and a kitchen floor so uneven it could make you seasick.

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    Episode 8 - Ashbourne, Derbyshire

    Phil helps divorcees Sylvia and Bill sell their semi that's been loitering on the market for over a year. After 54 years of marriage they've decided to separate, sell their home, and move on.

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    Episode 9 - Colchester

    Phil meets Duncan and Rhonda, a couple with a young baby who are keen to sell up. But after a month on the market they still haven't had any viewings.

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    Episode 10 - Northwich, Cheshire

    Phil travels to Northwich in Cheshire, taking on a family who have outgrown their home.

    With their three-year-old daughter sleeping on the landing, Adrian and Cheryl Donati are desperate to move to a bigger house so each of their four children can have a room of their own.

    As well as the bed at the top of the stairs, Phil discovers a houseful of clutter and toys and a mouldy bathroom.

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    Episode 11 - Southend-on-Sea

    Phil come to the aid of serial mover June Seymour. Three months without an offer on her latest pad has stalled June's moving ways. Phil finds a pink house, excessive floral flock wallpaper and troublesome trinkets.

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    Episode 12 - Swanscombe, Kent

    Phil visits Swanscombe in Kent and the childhood home of Chris Fuller.

    Chris was born in the house and 38 years later he still lives there with his wife Laura. With a baby on the way it's finally time to cut the family ties to the property and move to a bigger place. That's if they can persuade someone to buy.

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    Episode 13 - Largs, Scotland

    Phil visits John and Paul Campbell in Largs in Scotland's central belt, hoping to convince the brothers to clean up their act after letting 11 months go by without finding a buyer for their inherited bungalow.

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    Episode 14 - Glasgow

    Phil goes undercover to view an outdated property in Uddingston on the outskirts of Glasgow. He meets Pamela and Ian, whose five-bed has only had 12 viewings in six months.

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    Episode 15 - Sittingbourne, Kent

    Neil and Jackie Harris are desperate for more space for them and their two boys. But Phil discovers a house with a spiral stairway hiding mounds of clutter, a garden full of rubble and a bathroom from the past.

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    Episode 16 - Tunstall, Kent

    Phil travels to Tunstall in Kent, to the country cottage of Sarah Sewells and Andrew Morris. The couple bought the house two years ago with money they inherited, but with marriage on the horizon, they'd love to move to a bigger family house.

    But after three months on the market, is it Andrew's botched DIY jobs that are holding the property back?

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    Episode 17 - Folkestone

    Phil comes to the rescue of grandmother Elaine Care, whose four bedroom semi in Folkestone has been on the market for a whopping two years.

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    Episode 18 - Worthing

    Phil travels to Worthing, on a mission to sell beside the seaside.

    He's tasked with helping Victoria and Michael shift the grand Victorian house they've called home for the past 30 years. The property is wearing them out and they want to downsize.

    The trouble is, the interior is as tired as they are and buyers just aren't biting.

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    Episode 19 - Edinburgh

    In Edinburgh, Phil meets retiree Patricia Cameron, who is desperate to sell her inherited childhood home in the upmarket Braidhill area of the city.

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    Episode 20 - Biddulph, Staffordshire

    In Biddulph, Staffordshire, Phil hopes to help Mark and Denise James find a buyer for their three bed semi.

    It's been on the market for almost a year. Phil discovers a house full of clutter and belongings, a bathroom that's seen better days, and a huge garden complete with cows and a price tag to match.

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    Episode 22 - Harrogate

    Phil heads to North Yorkshire, to help Pam to sell a house that's fallen into disrepair and requires some much needed attention.

    Pam has been struggling to sell her large family house for a year and faces some financial difficulty unless she can find a buyer, fast. Phil finds the house tatty on the outside and well-worn on the inside, with cracks on the ceilings and graffiti on the walls.

    Pam gathers an army of helpers to get to work. But can they do enough in the two weeks before Phil's open day?

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    Episode 23 - Weybridge

    Phil visits a not-so-swinging-60s pad in Weybridge. It belongs to brother and sister Nigel and Beverley Mort, who inherited it when their mother passed away. Phil lets himself in and soon discovers that this once groovy house has seriously lost it mojo and has some worrying health and safety issues to boot.

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    Episode 24 - Marsden

    Phil heads to Marsden, West Yorkshire, to help pensioners Malcolm and Muriel bring their house out of the past and into the present day.

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    Episode 25 - Bolton

    Secret Agent Phil wants to try to turn around Danny's tatty terrace house, which needs some serious TLC if it's ever going to sell.

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    Episode 26 - Worthing

    Phil faces a tough mission helping single mum Zoe to tame her house, which suffers from doggie odour, mess and much clutter.

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    Episode 27 - Fixby, West Yorkshire

    Phil helps retiree Jean, who desperately needs help shifting her home near Huddersfield, which has been on the market for 13 months.

    While Jean and faithful dog Buddy are out of the house, Phil makes a thorough inspection to find out what's preventing a sale. He discovers a crazy mismatch of floor coverings, a wasted room with a view and a front door that's never used.

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    Episode 28 - Ashurst Wood, West Sussex

    Phil heads to Ashurst Wood, West Sussex, to help retirees Tim and Gina turn their dark and cluttered 1950s house into a bang-up-to-date des res.

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    Episode 29 - Grappnehall, Warrington

    Phil is in Grappnehall, Warrington, helping Colin Brunold sell his four-bed house that's been on the market for five months. Phil finds some dodgy décor and a chimney problem that might be putting off buyers.

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    Episode 30 - Rawdon, West Yorkshire

    Phil meets Alan and Wendy, whose family home of eight years has been on the market without an offer for over 24 months. He finds a split-level house on a slope, with a tricky layout and tired décor.

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    Episode 31 - Haselmere

    Phil is in the market town of Haslemere, Surrey, taking on a maisonette that won't sell and an owner that should know better.

    Owner and estate agent Kimberley spends her working life selling houses in the area, so finding a buyer for her own home shouldn't be a problem.

    But after 14 viewings and no sign of a sale, Kimberly clearly isn't practising what she preaches - time to replace this estate agent with a secret agent to get to the root of the problem.

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    Episode 32 - Yeadon, Leeds

    Phil hopes to help the Seals family who are desperate to sell up and downsize. But with their house bursting with years of clutter, this seems like a pipe dream unless Phil can convince the family to be brutal with the mess.

    Along with decluttering, the house needs a serious spring clean and a lick of paint throughout - not to mention some overdue grooming in the garden.

    Can the Seals convince friends and family to get on board to get the house looking like a dream family home in time for Phil's open day?

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    Episode 33 - Queensbury, Yorkshire

    Phil goes to Queensbury, Yorkshire, to help retired teacher Mary. Widowed, and with her children having flown the nest, Mary is desperate to move on, but will she have to drop her current asking price?

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    Episode 34 - Braunstone Town, Leicester

    In Braunstone Town, Leicester, Phil must help Pauline and her daughter Rebecca sell their tired and tatty semi.

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    Episode 35 - Reigate, Surrey

    Phil helps recently retired couple Lenny and Mary, who want to return to their roots in Ireland.

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    Episode 36 - The Wirral

    Phil goes undercover in the picturesque Wirral village of Irby, where he's on a mission to get to grips with Dave and Emma's five bed semi.

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    Episode 37 - Stamford, Lincolnshire

    In Stamford, Lincolnshire, Phil tries to help Mark and Tina sell their detached three bed house as they bid to downsize. Can he persuade them to pack away their personal possessions and rethink some of their dated décor?

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    Episode 38 - Ashington, West Sussex

    Phil visits meets Phil and Sandy Drake, who need to sell their house if their retirement plans are to come to fruition.

    The adventurous couple dream of traveling the world in their campervan with beloved dog Zoki in tow. There's just one small problem: they're struggling to sell their three-bed bungalow.

    Can Phil do his bit to get these two unhappy campers on the road?

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    Episode 39 - Stockton Heath, Warrington

    Phil travels to the affluent area of Stockton Heath, Warrington, to help Pauline and Alan, whose property has been on the market for three months without any offers.

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    Episode 40 - Huddersfield

    Phil travels to Huddersfield to help a home in crisis. David Wadsworth's cottage has got some decidedly dodgy and dated decor, a bare and barren kitchen and a jungle for a garden.

Phil Spencer: Secret Agent synopsis

Property expert Phil Spencer is a Secret Agent on a mission - to get Britain moving, one house at a time

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