Nick Knowles and the team issue a call to arms and recruit friends, family and local trades to help transform the homes of families across Britain.
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Series cast summary:
Nick Knowles ...  Himself - Presenter 44 episodes, 1999-2018
Billy Byrne Billy Byrne ...  Himself 20 episodes, 2010-2018
Chris Frediani Chris Frediani ...  Himself 20 episodes, 2010-2018
Julian Perryman Julian Perryman ...  Himself 20 episodes, 2010-2018
Mark Millar Mark Millar ...  Himself 18 episodes, 2010-2018
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Nick Knowles and the team issue a call to arms and recruit friends, family and local trades to help transform the homes of families across Britain.

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UK

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7 April 1999 (USA) See more »

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Bristol, England, UK See more »

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Nick: [about Debbie] When she joined, they said we'd like her, she's really hands on. They were right! Hands on the walls, hands on the ceiling!
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Increasingly Pathetic
11 January 2007 | by bs3dcSee all my reviews

DIY SOS started off as an alternative to the usual tedious property development programmes that suddenly proliferated in the late 90's, with a lighthearted half-hour of home improvement mixed with some banter and some useful DIY tips. It was definitely better than the average show where some poor prospective buyers with a mere budget of 3/4 of a million were struggling to find a decent house! In more recent series however, the home improvement side of the programme has been almost completely removed and instead it seems to have become a very weak sitcom featuring Nick Knowles and 'the gang' who are nowhere near as funny as they seems to think they are. There used to be two houses developed each episode, now it is down to one and yet there is less work to be seen on screen, barely a couple of minutes in each programme. Every episode now consists more of the 'hilarious' antics of the team going ice-skating, surfing, swimming, etc. Why? I can see that they may have wanted to re-jig the format to keep pace with the times, but it is now just plain silly.

Another aspect that has now changed is the fact that viewers can no longer vote for the house to be developed the next week, probably down to shooting schedules. It was never that great a system anyhow with idiots tearing their kitchen apart with no idea whatsoever how to rebuild it getting voted for ahead of more deserving applicants. Most of the 'winners' were not worthy of any sympathy for their position, which in the majority of cases was their fault. Having said that it is still better than the current system where they show two prospective developments then ask you to guess which one won.

The BBC seems to have decided to axe the show anyway since the day it is on changes every week and is frequently not shown for several weeks at a time. I can't say that I am particularly sorry.


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