The Block (UK TV Series)

The Block
GenreGame show
Created byDavid Barbour
Julian Cress
Written byDavid Barbour
Julian Cress
Directed byAbigail Priddle
Dan Roland
Presented byLisa Rogers
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original English
Executive Stephen Lambert
Production location(s)Brighton, East Sussex, England, UK
Editor(s)Sam Hart
Eve Kay
Running time60 minutes
Production RDF Media
Original networkITV
First shown inAustralia
Original release2004
Related showsThe Block (Australian TV series)

The Block was a British reality television series broadcast on ITV in the summer of 2004, based on the Australian series of the same name. The show was presented by Lisa Rogers.


The show followed 4 couples renovating four identical apartments in Brighton, with each couple given a budget of £25,000 to do so. They had to live in the apartments while continuing their daily lives.

Each week the couples are required to complete renovating a room in their apartment. At the end of each week's episode the room was judged by property expert Nicholas Cowell (brother of Simon Cowell) and the best couple won a prize (either furniture or building materials).


The show, which had been so popular in Australia where it originated, was not successful in the UK and after it premiered in a prime-time ITV slot, was moved to the "graveyard slot" of after 11pm. A second series was not commissioned.

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