Britain’s Weirdest Council Houses meets the tenants who have gone the extra mile to turn their authority lodgings into unique homes

Duration: 45:37
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From the painter-decorator who has transformed his Brighton terrace into a replica of the Sistine Chapel, to the pensioner who has spent decades painstakingly recreating the interior of a merchant navy ship in his flat on the 11th floor of a tower block in Portsmouth. Flipping the negative notion of the dingy council house on its head, this programme is a celebration of eccentric British taste and the great lengths that some proud council tenants go to to break out of the mould and make a mark on the place where they live. Behind their unusual design choices, each tenant has a surprising story to tell about how they came to live in their council homes and what drove them to create their fantasy worlds.