Obsessive Compulsive Horder on C4

#1
What a fantastic, heart warming programme. A complete recluse snubbed by the 'Hot Fuzz-esque' village due to his hording.

Obsessive Compulsive Hoarder - Channel 4

The Landscape Gardener is a Saint and did what that fcukwit of a so called Psychiatrist failed to even attempt. Definitely worth a watch. :thumright:
 
#2
Just finished watching it, hated all the external people who kept on coming in trying to help, didn't have a clue what to do did they? Thought the gardening guy was excellent, calm, clear-geaded and I admire his nouse as well to call in the village to help with the outside but not the inside - good call.
 
#4
Just finished watching it, hated all the external people who kept on coming in trying to help, didn't have a clue what to do did they? Thought the gardening guy was excellent, calm, clear-geaded and I admire his nouse as well to call in the village to help with the outside but not the inside - good call.
Not sure that the locals who finally helped were anything but kind willed. The people that were asked and turned their noses up....... well.... may their daffodils be inflicted with the gay AIDS!
 
#5
...and the stupid old bag who said "... we're an inclusive village.." (unless you're obviously a nutter of course)
Quite. Not a nutter just an eccentric who needed a few mates to help him out. Certainly a decent fellow and a damned sight more interesting than that stuck up old bitch.
 
#6
Certainly a decent fellow and a damned sight more interesting than that stuck up old bitch.
I liked the fact the village members attempted to take him to court; he then took it to the High Court, represented himself and won! A very smart fellow. We'll hopefully see an update.
 
#7
What a fantastic, heart warming programme. A complete recluse snubbed by the 'Hot Fuzz-esque' village due to his hording.

Obsessive Compulsive Hoarder - Channel 4

The Landscape Gardener is a Saint and did what that fcukwit of a so called Psychiatrist failed to even attempt. Definitely worth a watch. :thumright:
Totally agree.

Who else had the phrase 'for the greater good' going through their mind when the head of the village committee was doing his thing?

Crusty jugglers!


Sent from my iPhone using ARRSE so I should probably be working....
 
#10
I liked the fact the village members attempted to take him to court; he then took it to the High Court, represented himself and won! A very smart fellow. We'll hopefully see an update.
It wasn't the village members, it was Arrse's old friends, Mole Valley District Council.

Residents hit out at hoarder's victory in court | This is Surrey

It's heartwarming to see the concern shown for this chap's psychological welfare demonstrated by his neighbours and local authority.
 
#13
Yes, I though he was a nice guy. His minor hoarding problem being overshadowed by his bigger one; that he had the misfortune to live in Surrey.

Rather cheering viewing, coming after the deeply infuriating Tory sellout Kirstie Allsopp's Porky Spoilt Doris Watches Other People Make Festive Shite And Claims The Prizes. I seldom feel motivated to inflict pain on other people, but what that programme really needed was a bloke with the sharp end of a cricket bat giving her a not infrequent whack about the wobbly bits.
 
#14
What a fantastic, heart warming programme. A complete recluse snubbed by the 'Hot Fuzz-esque' village due to his hording.

Obsessive Compulsive Hoarder - Channel 4

The Landscape Gardener is a Saint and did what that fcukwit of a so called Psychiatrist failed to even attempt. Definitely worth a watch. :thumright:
Like many other professionals, all the qualifications in world won't help if you can't communicate with people.

Loved the Firemen with the smoke alarms, chocolate teapot sprung to mind.

Would like to see a follow up to see how he's getting on.
 
#16
Loved the Firemen with the smoke alarms, chocolate teapot sprung to mind.

Would like to see a follow up to see how he's getting on.
The big built fireman was funny, reeling around, stuck in the mess like a turtle on its back. Classic. Their faces when they walked* in was a picture.

*crawled

I'd love to see a follow up as well.
 

Wordsmith

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#18
Kudos for the gardener - he managed to get through to the guy when officials and professionals totally failed to do so. But it was sad to see Richard Wallace at the end of the program - his world was obviously falling down around his ears as he realised the enormity of what he's done.

But the program is a monument to the total failure of officialdom - the problem has existed for years and no one saw fit to do anything about it. There must have been innumerable breaches of health and safety regulations, fire regulations, etc, and they (and the villagers) preferred to hide the problems behind a wooden fence. Plenty of highly paid well qualified officials - each lacking in common sense and the milk of human kindness....

I suspect our gardening friend will do more for him than all the psychiatrists in the world. Wallace obviously still has enough money to live with a reasonable degree of comfort - lets hope his final years are a bit happier than the ones that have gone before.

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#20
I could flog him a couple of sh*ds. One hasn't got a roof, he could really pile high in that one.
 

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