Series 6 - Episode 10: Fleet

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Unable to live in the house since her builder left the job, single mum Amanda Goldthorpe-Hall has been forced to move back in with her parents in Southampton – resulting in her having to make a 100-mile round trip to take her son to school.

After paying the builder £20,500 of her life savings, Amanda has been left with an unfinished and incorrectly built extension and a house open to the elements, without hot water or heating. Amanda and her 10-year-old son Edward have been badly affected by their predicament. Living out of a suitcase and sharing a bedroom has taken its toll on both of them. Also, Edward's beloved dog Maisy – who was put in kennels for the duration of the build – has since died of old age.

Melinda and her team face the massive challenge of tackling a build that affects every room of the house. Melinda's personal mission is to give a little boy his dream of a tennis-themed bedroom and a new dog. Meanwhile, Dom's investigation takes an interesting turn when the builder in question decides to change his vocation. Dom demands answers when the builder agrees to an interview and has a big surprise in store for him...



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Comments (20)

  • Alan Giles

    1 year ago

    Alan Giles

    "paul makes me laugh of these companies given lots of stuff for free seems like just brecause its on tv anybody else they would tell you to sod off" Its generally because we are of a charitable nature Paul and like to help out when we can..... we certainly are here to make money as is any business but when push comes to shove and there is someone in dire need then we like to pitch in - the TV appearance is novel, fun to do and certainly gives us a good audience but this was a secondary consideration in donating to the show..... we have done similar things in the past that have not been given any air time at all - but then for us that's not what it is all about.... Alan - A world of furniture

  • paul

    over 1 year ago


    makes me laugh of these companies given lots of stuff for free seems like just brecause its on tv anybody else they would tell you to sod off

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  • Future TV presenter - pretty

    over 1 year ago

    Future TV presenter - pretty

    Tom - and i would love to present the show as i think it would be a real eye opener there are loads of people out there do this type of thing to get things for free. i remember in the somerset area there was business owner who did this on several occasions. they had plenty of money to pay but thought they were entitled to get it for free. come on channel 5

  • Edward Davies

    over 1 year ago

    Edward Davies

    fair play though least the builder was man enough to come to meeting express some sympathy for his mistakes/actions. Customers are not perfect in their ways so usually its a fault on both parties involved. Fact is mistakes have to be paid for and corrected. Im not saying people in general just ask for trouble but at least think before someone takes a hammer to your investment. There are some brilliant builders out there and these are but a fraction of the builders. Im glad to see their house was put right and they can live a normal life again.

  • Tom

    over 1 year ago


    People knock builders all the time, but how about doing a show about dodgey customers refusing to pay for no reason. There is next to no protection against dodgey customers like that. Find the show a bit crude how they put people under pressure to give them free stuff. Are C5 skint or something? If you cared that much about these poor people, help them out yourself.

  • Dave

    over 1 year ago


    No problem with me but what I don't understand is why no more episodes from this series now, the enxt one was meant to be about a women who had her teeth broken etc, episode 4 why not shown and the rest ?

  • JamieHealey

    over 1 year ago


    I have worked in the building trade for 7 years and the amount of times we have went into a job after a builder has cleared off with the job in such a bad state is unreal, its a disgrace how these builders can rip people off and not even do the job right.

  • Eloise

    over 1 year ago


    What happened to episode 4?

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  • Nix

    over 1 year ago


    what happened to the next episode? it wasnt on at all this week. nor is it on next week... :(

  • callum

    over 1 year ago


    This is annoying trying to watch this programme and just cant, might just go to BBC iplayer instead

  • John Tapley

    over 1 year ago

    John Tapley

    Just watched this episode. Nice one-sided story.

  • Unhappy

    over 1 year ago


    OMG! Its after 22':00 and still buffering is horrendous! Guys just stream from TV LINKs! No problems free from getting so angry that you want to commit voilence.

  • Doidy

    over 1 year ago


    This is a fantastic "on-demand" viewer. You can get so much done while waiting for each 10 second segment to load. You can start by making some tea while the player is buffering. When I say make some tea, I mean plant the seedlings, watch them fully grow, pick them when they're ripe, make a pot of tea, then just wait a few more minutes for the viewer to load the first 10 seconds. After those 10 seconds have been viewed, you'll have time to go off and bake some biscuits to have with your tea before the next 10 seconds loads and so on. When I'd finished watching the whole program, I hade made some tea, baked several trays of biscuits, redecorated my lounge and restored a rusty old 1954 Morris Minor to pristine condition. Thanks Channel 5.

  • Paul

    over 1 year ago


    watch the whole program without a hitch. after 10 oclock at night

  • None

    over 1 year ago


    Another unwatchable stream gone to another site to watch it, i dont even know why i bother trying to use this service its always poor.

  • None

    over 1 year ago


    Another stream thats unwatchable, channel5 either sort out your streams and servers or dont bother having a demand service. Once again gone to watch a channel 5 stream on another site i dont know why i even bother trying here.

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