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On The House was a popular DIY magazine programme which went out on Friday evenings on BBC 2 in the late 1980s.
It spawned a whole host of other DIY series in both the daytime and primetime schedules.
The actual house was a timber framed, brick clad house which was erected in the grounds of BBC Pebble Mill behind the main office block. There was an excellent time-lapse sequence of the house being erected. The house operated as a television studio, and was set up so that it was easy to shoot in. You also had to remember not to use the toilet – as it wasn’t connected to any sewage pipes!
The show was the brainchild of producer Andy Meikle with Steph Silk the series producer.
The show was presented by Harry Greene (father of Sarah Greene), Rick Ball and Pattie Coldwell.