Wednesday 26th September 9pm Channel 4
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Harry and Briony Anscombe have made a radical change to their lives, moving with their three young children from London to Cornwall – and setting up an outpost of their media business at the same time. It’s a bold attempt to emulate the positive work-life balance and lifestyle they experienced in California. But even bolder is the giant five-bedroom house they now want to build, heavily inspired by an American Modernist house Harry saw in the cult 80s film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. All floating steel and glass, Harry by his own admission has become ‘obsessed’ with living somewhere just like it.

But creating such an architecturally ambitious home would typically cost over a million pounds, and Harry and Briony have just £400,000 to play with. Undaunted, Harry opts to project manage himself, paying local builders by the hour. It’s a huge undertaking given his lack of experience in construction, and despite his people skills it’s not long before they fall behind their wildly ambitious 8-month schedule. Quotes for glass and steels come in exorbitantly high – forcing Harry to consider compromising his vision. Then the whole project is overshadowed by personal tragedy…



Suppliers List

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ServiceCompany name 
Architectural DesignerDavid Glassock

07411 142 976

Art – BedroomEine Signs
Artist – Bespoke Stencil PaintingBen Allen
Bookshelf on WheelsEndgrain
BuilderJ M Fuller Building and Heating Engineers

07940 557 274

CarpenterTom Yorke Carpentry

07533 591 323

Colour-coded BooksGoldstone Books
Dining Chairs – KitchenSolidWool
Doors – Glazed Oak Front DoorNigel Hicks Joinery
Flooring – BathroomThe Colour Flooring Company
Glazing – Pod Glazing at Rear of HouseCamel Glass & Joinery Ltd
Glazing – 4m Structural GlazingSaralan Glass Design Limited
Glazing – Triple GlazingecoHaus Internorm
KitchenBroad & Turner
Landscaping – Giant Tree FernsDuchy of Cornwall Nursery 
LightingPhotonstar Lighting (Photonstar LED Limited)
Roof SteelThe Metal Roof Company
Roof WindowTop Draw Zinc Ltd
SofaSofa Workshop
Steel Frame FabricatorJ K L Engineering

Steel Frame DesignElement Design Solutions Ltd
StoveThe Cornish Masonry Stove Co.
Structural EngineerMaurice Parker Structural Engineers Ltd
TilesBert & May 
Timber FrameFive Oak Projects
With thanks to:
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off still imageCourtesy of Paramount Pictures
Rembrandt CollectionBy kind permission of The National Gallery