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Show in which a team of tradesman, labourers and local volunteers is called in to improve someone’s home. Available on BBC One and on BBC iPlayer

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DIY SOS first aired in 1999 and has remained a ratings hit for BBC One ever since. It was launched on the back of popular interior design shows, including 60 Minute Makeover and Changing Rooms.

Presenter Nick Knowles and the team issue an SOS and recruit friends, family and local tradesmen to help transform the homes of people across Britain. Viewers can nominate themselves for the show or others can do it for them.

The premise of the show is that a viewer has failed in carrying out a DIY project in their home. They have been unable to finish the work, and so Knowles and his team arrive to put things right. Sometimes the person nominated may have been diagnosed with a life-changing illness. Or, they could be a part of the community where the locals feel they need a helping hand.

The programme is aired on a weekly basis and is the longest running show of its kind.

Tradesmen and designers are drafted in to get the best look for the viewers’ homes which are getting revamped.

It was originally launched with two presenters, Knowles and Lowri Turner. Each week there was a main project and a smaller one, the latter headed by Lowri. However, after she left various other presenters were used in this segment of the show.

One-hour specials have also been broadcast where members of the local community have helped to redevelop buildings which have fallen into disrepair.

DIY SOS has also carried out builds for the charity Comic Relief. In 2011 they helped in a project in Liverpool, and a year later in Edinburgh where the team came to the aid of a centre for children with additional needs.

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