HouseBusters, Friday

by | Oct 17, 2004 | All, Reviews

What was it about?

Ghostbusters meets Changing Rooms with a bit of Blue Peter thrown in.

What to say if you liked it

A fascinating look at why some houses feel cold and uninviting and make the people who live there very unhappy.

What to say if you didn’t like it.

A load of new age mumbo jumbo. What the owners need is a bit of taste rather than tat.

What was good about it?

• For once, the couple who owned the house were not thick. And presenter Janet Ellis didn’t try to steal the show from them.

• The experts all homed in on the real problem – which was the couple’s relationship rather than the furniture.

• None of the following contributed to the programme: Anna Ryder-Richardson, Carol Smillie, Ann Maurice, Laurence Llewellyn-Bowen.

What was bad about it?

• The sound – we kept having to rewind so we could hear what people were saying.

• The experts all pinned the problems down to the couple – which left the programme’s original premise in trouble. All they could do was do a bit of decorating, rather than sorting out the real issues.

• After a solid start, it degenerated a bit into all that new age bollocks with crystals and candles etc.

Luke Knowles

Luke Knowles


Editor of the website and host of the podcast. A general TV obsessive. I've been running the site since 2008 and you can usually find me in front of the TV. My Favourite show of all time is Breaking Bad with Cracker coming a close second. I feel so passionately that television can change the world and I'm doing my little bit by running this site. You're Welcome!


Follow us:

Our Latest Posts:

Borgen proves TV revivals can work.

Borgen proves TV revivals can work.

Borgen is the best political series on television. It's not an area television drama dabbles in that often. There's the original House of Cards and the Netflix version...

The BBC confirm second series of Sherwood.

The BBC confirm second series of Sherwood.

As the critically acclaimed Sherwood finishes its much talked about run on the BBC tonight (28 June) it has been confirmed that it will return for a second series with...


Submit a Comment