Up until a few years ago, the whole subject of compulsive hoarding was barely heard of. Because in most extreme situations hoarding is difficult for many of us to understand, the subject does make for a compelling TV programme. With so many hoarding programmes now on UK TV and so across many channels, we’ve compiled a list of the most popular ones…
Britain’s Biggest Hoarders – BBC 1
In this series, hoarding excerpt Jasmine Harman helps a number of extreme hoarders deal with their hoarding from a physcologigal and a practical perspective.
Obsessive Compulsive Hoarder – Channel 4
One of the UK’s most infamous compulsive hoarding cases is covered in this Cutting Edge documentary. The programme focusses on the situation of Mr Wallace, whose compulsive hoarding has angered his neighbours in a pretty Surrey village, resulting in an ongoing legal battle.
Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: Hoarding – Channel 5
This program focussed on compulsive hoarding cases in both the UK and the USA. Whilst the cases in the UK are fairly severe, they are certainly not on the same scale as the situation faced by a compuslive hoarded in Florida – best not to watch whilst you’re eating.
The Hoarder Next Door – Channel 4
Presented by Psychotherapist Stelios Kiosses and aided by her team of de-clutterers, this series focusses on helping extreme hoarders to deal with their condition and to return their homes back to a habitable state.