Friday, 23 December 2011

channel four:Obsessive compulsive hoarder

Well its good to see the British media not falling behind in exploring hoarding as a documentary.
21st December the British public was able to have an insight into the home of Britains most notorious hoarder. Mr Wallace has actually found some unwanted fame in the past when he won a courtcase against the village neigbours who wanted him to clean his garden.
What i like bout the doucmentary with the sensititvity with which it was filmed although i think it may have been a health hazard for the camera crew!
There were parts that i recognised  for instance when came to throwing something away. My mum even recognised some stick that he had which also have- i  can't remember what it was for. My dad has newspapers too but mostly books.Our entrances to rooms are not on the same scale as Mr Wallace but i thoguhe we do have mirros lined against the walls on the floor
Also  didn't anybody else think the landscape Gardener, man who does he sound like? ..Ricky Gervais!

It did have an annoying ending- it did not tell us of what happened a couple of months after his clean up operation, or even one fo those announcements screens that are shown after programmes "if you have been affected by wha you have seen then you can contact thefollowingfor help and advice"...oh wait no thats on the BBC usually after Eastenders (British soap).It wasn't clear if ther was going to be a follow up episode.
Anyway i don't want to harp on about it but strongly recommend you watch it on 4 on demand and it is online till 18th January.


  1. Dorking is where Mr Wallace lives not me. :)

  2. I'll have to see if I can get this on demand in the US. Thanks for the link.

    Wishing you the best possible of the New Year in 2012!