Posted: 16/08/2012 at 22:49
It had all the elements of the truly aweful makeover programme: "stars" who interviewed the hapless and the hopeless, who, on cue, dissolved into teary thanks at the end. Armies of locals, drummed up to do the hard graft, did their bit, and seemed pleased to have their own five minutes of TV "fame". Saddest of all, the residents of the home seemed unable to appreciate in full the work that had been done. (And as for the Sounds of the Seaside recording - words fail me).
Won't watch again. What a waste of licence-payers' money.
And did I need to mention the weather? On cue, it tried to de-rail the project. Plucky participants persisted against the odds. Oh, good. (Not).