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Channel 5 The Removal Men Documentary Series

A documentary is being aired later this year which focuses on the trials and tribulations of moving home.

Channel Five has ordered the six-part series called The Removal Men, which follows crews from Pickford Removals as they transport families and businesses to new homes in the UK and abroad.

Ordered by C5 head of factual Andrew O’Connell and produced by individual television production company Tiger Aspect, each episode is expected to feature two stories and centre on recurring characters in the crews.

It will tell the tale of the Lincoln-based removal firm and its gnome re-homing service for unwanted garden creatures. Filming for the documentary series started last month and it will show the removal men returning lost gnomes as well as the joy and heartbreak behind moving homes.

Lincoln branch manager Charles Checkley, 49, said: “We were quite surprised the documentary people picked up on the gnomes thing because it’s all a bit of a joke. But it’s just the sort of quirky thing they like.”

Designed to inform and educate, the documentary will televise all the different sides of removals from the sadness and the happiness when people move from a big house to a small house and vice versa.

Director Marcus English, who is filming scenes for film company Tiger Aspect, said there was a lovely human interest story behind the house moves.

Pickfords Lincoln removal man Andy Goodrich hopes the documentary will cast more light on the industry, saying: “Removals is not the easiest job in the world. Every customer is different, but this documentary should give everyone outside of the industry an insight into the job.”

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