TV Makeovers That Changed the World

North One Television   |   UK

The programme explored our national obsession with improving our homes, cookery, gardening and eventually our complete self-image, via the people and programmes that showed us how. From 1945 to date, featuring pioneering DIY guru Barry Bucknell, via Fanny Craddock all the way through to Changing Rooms and the ultimate make-over madness, plastic surgery. Reasons for Submission: The show pulled together an enormous, genuinely fascinating range of material old and new to show (both entertainingly and educationally) how our viewing habits have helped shape (as much as been shaped by) social, historical attitudes and concerns.