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BBC One commissions Britain’s Housing Scandal


Twofour has been commissioned to produce 5 x 45′ series, Britain’s Housing Scandal, for BBC One.

Everyone deserves a decent and safe place to live. But Britain’s housing is in crisis and incredibly every day 140 new families become homeless. Yet over 200,000 domestic properties still lie empty. Now, local councils, charities and philanthropists are tackling these wasted resources head on to gain powers to do up empty properties and give them to people in need.

In this new series Matt Allwright is on a journey to seek out the UK’s empty homes and tell their stories. Matt wants to expose the scandal of houses lying empty whilst everyday families are homeless. On occasion he may have to turn detective to try and find lost owners or property agents. His mission is to help pair empty houses with people who desperately need a home – to change their lives for the better.

Every episode will follow four or five stories. Each story will concentrate on an empty house at some point in its journey to be put back into use as a home.

The series is produced by Twofour. The Executive Producer is Rachel Innes-Lumsden and the Series Producer Steve Grogan. The BBC Commissioning Editor is Lindsay Bradbury.

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