Bad Builders: Bang to Rights, ITV - TV review

This feel-good show also involves a makeover element in which the deserving parties finally get a finished home

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Dominic Littlewood, presenter of ITV's new series Bad Builders: Bang to Rights has the common touch it in spades.

He can gently commiserate with home-owners, like 84-year-old Betty Hall in West Sussex, left living in a building site with no central heating by unscrupulous contractors, and can also transform into a tough consumer-rights crusader.

We’ve already seen similar on Littlewood’s Channel 5 show, Cowboy Builders, but what makes this three-part series a particularly satisfying accompaniment to your cup of builder’s is that it’s not just about seeing the bad guys "bang to rights".

This feel-good show also involves a makeover element in which the deserving parties finally get a finished home, thanks to builder Chris Payne, designer Pippa Jameson and some unusual finishing touches: "One of the many precious items for Pippa to incorporate into the designs was Betty’s late husband’s treasured organ. It’s been under wraps for the last 18 months."

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