Phil Spencer: Secret Agent
About the Show
Property expert Phil Spencer is a Secret Agent on a mission - to get Britain moving, one house at a time
Series 4 Summary
Phil Spencer comes to the assistance of vendors finding it had to sell their homes, offering some good advice and a plan to help get things moving.
Episode 1 - Waterlooville
Purple-loving Pauline Ridley has been struggling to sell her three-bed terrace for six months in Waterlooville, near Portsmouth. As Phil soon discovers, this failure to launch isn't just about Pauline's penchant for deep purples and pinks - there's an asbestos scare in the mix too.
Episode 2 - Melton Mowbray
Phil and Aud Briars have been trying to sell their home in gorgeous Melton Mowbray for six months and Phil Spencer thinks some hard graft and a change of colour scheme will help the couple secure a buyer.
Episode 3 - Gosforth
Mother and son Barbara and Paul Bainbridge have been trying to shift their four-bed for more than seven months in Gosforth in Newcastle. Phil thinks a massive makeover mission could get them a sale in a matter of weeks.
Episode 4 - Edinburgh
Jason and Maya Lawie have been trying to sell up for seven months so they can move to Lancashire. They're a creative couple, but could this be exactly what's putting off potential buyers?
Episode 5 - Sittingbourne
Phil gives Laura Blogg a Secret Agent surprise. He's positive he can get a deal on the table for her four bedder. But first there's the small matter of seven pets to contend with, starting with Hugo the hedgehog.
Episode 6 - Winnersh
Martin and Yvonne Davies' family home hasn't found a buyer in 18 months. Phil steps in to help and promises with a week's hard graft he can shift it. Nobody will be working harder than daughter Emily, who has managed to monopolise four bedrooms.
Episode 7 - Dartford
Grandmother Laura Dayachandra is desperate to downsize but despite having dozens of buyers through the door of her three bed in Dartford, she can't seal the deal. The bathroom and bedroom are in disrepair and the kitchen's seen better days. Can Phil save the day?
Episode 8 - York
It's not often you find a house with carp in the garden and carpet on the walls - but this is what Phil finds in York. Steve and Jacqui Shipley's bungalow's been on sale for almost a year, but he's determined to help sell it in just one week - and though there are decorative faux pas in this property, it's the fish that really make this mission impossible.
Episode 9 - Mid-Calder
Phil heads to Mid-Calder. Donald Ferguson is selling up so he and girlfriend Marie can move into a place they both own, but his semi hasn't shifted in two long years. Phil's determined to help, but when Donny realises his Secret Agent makeover mission means removing masses of his mahogany - he's unconvinced.
Episode 10 - Gravesend
In Gravesend, Kent, Karen Spellar has been struggling to find a buyer for her three-bed for almost a year. Phil's determined to help so he's stepping in as her Secret Agent and planning a makeover mission to get the house sold - but first he'll have to deal with some problematic pets and a gothic colour scheme.
Episode 11 - St Leonards On Sea
Almost a fifth of Brits want to live near the sea, but it seems nobody wants Ken and Tricia Bolton's house in St Leonards on Sea, despite its incredible views of the Channel. So Phil steps in as this couple's Secret Agent to find out what's been stopping this house from selling for a whopping 18 months.
Episode 12 - Newcastle
There's plenty for Phil to tackle when he tries to sell a house for a family of horse-fans in Newcastle. Graham and Jane Hughes' five-bed is situated in swanky Gosforth - but despite its desirable postcode it's been on the market for more than a year. Perhaps the horse's head in the bedroom is scaring buyers off.
Episode 13 - Thame, Oxfordshire
Phil steps in to help get a sale for a property packed to the rafters with books, pot-plants and penguins.
The picturesque market town of Thame in Oxfordshire is a wonderful place to live - but not if your entire family has to commute to Surrey every day.
Teachers Caroline and Paul Tweddle are trying to sell up so they and their sons Benedict and Theo can live near the schools they work and study in, but their house has been on the market for almost six months and their three hour drive isn't getting any shorter.
Episode 14 - Barrow Upon Soar, Leicestershire
Phil travels to the Leicestershire village of Barrow Upon Soar, where John Lord is trying to find a buyer for his home of 38 years. However, John's not the only inhabitant of this house - there are animals everywhere, including pet lizards.
Episode 15 - Alexandria, Scotland
Liz and Steve Mitchell's four bed near Loch Lomond has been on the market for a whopping three years. It doesn't take Phil long to see that Liz's love of colour is blinding buyers to this house's potential.
Episode 16 - Whitley Bay
Laura Staines and partner Gavin want to sell their Whitley Bay three-bedder and buy a bigger house. But it's been more than a year on the market and they still haven't found a buyer.
Episode 17 - Reading
In Tilehurst, Reading, Phil meets Dan and son Chester, who are struggling to sell their very blokey three-bed with a motorbike in the back garden.
Episode 18 - Watford
Arancha Burnell's house has been stuck on the market for two years with a whopping 60 viewings. Phil finds dated décor and a bedroom that looks like a Swedish sauna.
Episode 19 - Strood, Kent
Phil helps Helen and Paul Merrick turn around the stalled sale of their house after eight months on the market. But will the owners be willing to change their ways?
Episode 20 - Penicuik
In Penicuik, Scotland, Phil visits a house that's been stuck on the market for more than three years. Nonetheless he's convinced he can help owner Vivian land a buyer in a week.
Phil Spencer: Secret Agent synopsis
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