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RTÉ One,Sunday, 9.30pm
Dermot Bannon: Architect

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Series 7

Programme One: Mullingar
The first in the series will see Catherine Bennett and her youngest daughter Sarah Jane keen to downsize from their huge 13-bedroomed house in Mullingar. They're planning to move down the road, where they also own a 3-bed bungalow that's been uninhabited for the last nine years.

Programme Two: Kildare
Dermot faces a unique challenge in Clane, Co. Kildare.

Programme Three: Brittas
Architect Dermot Bannon helps Senator Katherine Zappone and Dr Ann Louise Gilligan renovate a dilapidated hunting lodge in Brittas, Dublin.

Programme Four: Westport
Desperate for more space, a couple with two young daughters, who have long since outgrown their tiny cottage in Killawalla outside Westport, engage Dermot to help

Programme Five: Firhouse
New Yorker Ursula and accountant Jimmy from Ennis enlist Dermot's help with their colossal house in Firhouse, Dublin.

Series 6

Programme: Christmas Special
Dermot Bannon is commissioned by National Children's Hospital, Tallaght to rescue a forlorn and rundown balcony space on the first floor and create an outdoor garden and recreation area for children and their families.

Programme 1: Tipperary
Dermot Bannon helps a family to transform their 70s bungalow outside Tipperary into a modern family home.

Programme 2: Cork
This week Dermot goes to Cork to work with a family spanning three generations - who all have different ideas on how to improve their home.

Programme 3: Finglas
Dermot Bannon tries to turn a dilapidated, woodworm infested 1930s cottage into a starter home for a Finglas family.

Programme 4: Donnybrook
This week Dermot tackles a large Victorian terraced house in the highly sought-after Dublin suburb of Donnybrook.

Series 5

Programme 1: Cork
The series begins in Cork City with our youngest and most ambitious couple yet, Meadhbh and Niall, both 27-years-old. The couple trying to completely restore a 1920s cottage.

Programme 2: Longford
Architect Dermot Bannon visits Legan in Co. Longford to help Elaine and Hughie create their ideal home

Programme 3: Wicklow
After a series of delays and an ongoing failure to see eye-to-eye with the clients Dermot comes close to walking off a project in Wicklow

Programme 4: Dundrum
Dermot helps a couple in Dundrum to extend their cottage that has been home to three generations of the McDonnell clan

Programme 5: Dalkey
Dermot sets about redesigning a dream home in Dalkey but there are plenty of setbacks along the way.

Programme 6: Blackrock
Dermot tells a couple, who have bought a villa style cottage in their dream location of Blackrock, that they've essentially bought themselves a "mud hut"!


Series 4

Programme 1: Foxrock
Room to Improve starts with Margaret and Jodie Burke who plan to renovate the family home in Foxrock.

Programme 2: Clonakilty
Pádraig Whooley and Lorraine Dufficey spent ¤265 thousand on their remote cottage at Rossmore in West Cork, they knew that - while the hilltop location was ideal - the house was far from it.

Programme 3: Laytown
Dermot is in Laytown, co.Meath, with a budget of ¤60,000, Dermot's worry "is even if you took away the shoddy workmanship you'd spend the 60k, this is a really difficult one..."

Programme 4: Dalkey
Dermot is in Dalkey, with a budget of ¤180,000, he must come up with an innovative design to match their exacting requirements within the confines of an incredibly tight site.

Programme 5: Clontarf
Dermot is in Clontarf, with Denise and Ben who desperately want a second bathroom for their family home, but their budget is limited.

Programme 6: Tullow, Co. Carlow
Dermot is in Tullow, with Tom and Lisa who want to renovate their 19th century farmhouse.

Programme 7: Dundalk
Yvonne and John live in a housing estate in Dundalk with their two children. Four years ago, they decided to buy their next-door neighbours house. The house has been unoccupied since they bought it. Going against the norm, they have decided to knock two houses into one.

Programme 8: Sutton
Jim and Siobhan Doyle live in a beautiful old house over looking Dublin Bay in Sutton. See Dermot Bannon transform the rambling old house into a beautiful new space.


Series 3

Programme 1: Artane
Room to Improve starts with Jennifer Burke and Quenton McGrath, Dermot knows exactly how to solve their problem but it means destroying a lot of the work the couple have already done.

Programme 2: Enniskerry
In programme two of the brand new series of Room to Improve Dermot is in Enniskerry, with Eimear Lynott and Niall Quinn.

Programme 3: Killiney
Dermot needs to create "a bungalow downstairs" incorporating a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, living and dining room.

Programme 4: Whitehall
Dermot is normally confident about presenting a plan. But with a couple as design-literate as Greg and Siobhan, the stakes are that bit higher.

Programme 5: Rathcoole
Dermot is in Rathcoole with Mary Moore, the design solution Dermot offers Mary is one of the most unusual and interesting he has ever conceived.

Programme 6: Kilkenny
Dermot is in Kilkenny with the Kirwan family where everything that can go wrong has gone wrong.

Programme 7: Stoneybatter
Dermot wants to turn the house completely on it's head, putting the bedrooms to the front and extending the back to include a kitchen, living and dining that leads into the garden.

Programme 8: Tipperary
Dermot is in Templetuohy, Co. Tipperary with Joanne and Sean Cleere who believe they need a substantial extension but Dermot doesn't actually concur. "Their existing space needs to be made more useful".


Series 2

Programme 1: Killiney
Room to Improve starts with Martina Mullin and Padraig Whelton, recently married and are living in a dark, dreary ex-council house in Donnycarney.

Programme 2: Timahoe
In programme two of the brand new series of Room to Improve Dermot is in Timahoe, Portlaoise with Dolores and Donal O'Connell.

Programme 3: Ennis
This week, Dermot comes to the rescue of Cathy and Michael Keane who bought their house when it was being used as a cowshed.

Programme 4: Clontarf
Declan and Judy Cadwell from Clontarf share a small terraced home with their three sons, Christopher 19, Ross 17 and Jake 13. But only just.

Programme 5: Edenderry
There's only one thing wrong with the Declan and Anne Conlon's bungalow in Edenderry, Co Offaly and that's the entire ground-floor layout.

Programme 6: Rathfarnham
Peter, Lisa and their twins Grace and Louise (9) live in a four-bed house in Rathfarnham, Dublin 14.


Series 1

Programme 1: Ballinteer
Ailish and Patrick Bates are a young couple running out of space - fast! They live in a small 3 bedroomed bungalow in Ballinteer, Dublin 16.

Programme 2: Glasnevin
This week Dermot is in Glasnevin with Terry and Peadar Clarke and their two children Marie Bernadette and Luke. The entire downstairs of their home needs to be made accessible for Peadar who will soon end up in a wheelchair.

Programme 3: Castleknock
Irene and Anthony Zambra live with their four children in Castleknock. They bought their semi-detached home 11 years ago. It came with an extension which the Zambras use as a kitchen and dining area.

Programme 4: Enniscorthy
This week, Dermot Bannon helps a couple in Enniscorthy renovate an old cottage and prepare their home for a new baby. For John and Anna Kinsella it is important to get their home in order.

Programme 5: Dalkey
In this week's programme, the penultimate of the series, Dermot finds himself the dream job. Liz and Malcolm Currie live in a large four-bedroomed house in Dalkey, on Dublin's southside.

Programme 6: Ballygarrett
This week, Podge and Jo Ussher want to turn their Wexford cottage from a holiday home into their permanent home without sacrificing any of its 1930s charm. Their house needs a lot of work.

 

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