UK TV programmes to watch this week : 23/04/2022

Grand Designs: The Street (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 27th April 2022) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **

Kevin McCloud follows John and Julia, who are realising their 30-year dream of building an amazing house designed by architect John after years of bad luck. They have secured a plot at Graven Hill in Oxfordshire and John has designed a modernist wedge of a home for them to retire to. But as soon as they start, their run of bad luck continues – the lockdown brings construction to a halt and every month in their expensive rented house eats away at their budget – in turn threatening their vision for a comfortable retirement.

Lighthouses: Building the Impossible (Channel 5/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Friday 29th April 2022) ** NEW SERIES **

Rob Bell uncovers the secrets of one of Britain’s most heroic feats of engineering – the rock lighthouse. In this first edition, he heads to Wolf Rock, eight miles off the Cornish coast, and sees for himself why it was such a Herculean struggle to build a stone tower here 160 years ago, with the rock fully exposed to the awesome power of the North Atlantic.

All TV guide information taken from DigiGuide — www.getdigiguide.tv/?p=1&r=15119.

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