Iain Gray Freelance Writer

Property Ladder - Review

Sarah Beeny can barely contain her disbelief at one of the most ambitious (ie unwise) schemes ever seen on Property Ladder. Wild-eyed Richard and borderline-hysteric Isabelle have had an idea seemingly over far too much coffee) to convert a small house in Chiswick into a luxury family home by digging out an absolutely enormous lower-ground area directly underneath it.

“You are 100 per cent committed on this, aren’t you?” she asks the couple, clearly thinking that they should be committed for their act of lunacy.

Yet, despite Beeny’s best efforts to convince them otherwise, the pair’s delusional belief in the project’s merits never wavers, even when faced with mounting costs, rising damp and Isabelle’s increasingly persistent references to insanity.

The folly of their blinkered, overpowering greed is finally condemned with a single line of brutal simplicity. Brilliant car-crash television.


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