Professional busybody Stacey Dooley wants to know what life in Britain is like, and she knows exactly how to do it: spend 72 hours living with various random people. She’s not exactly going for “ordinary everyday Brits”, though: her interest is to find out what it’s like being incredibly odd. This is why she invades the homes of a “throuple”, a cage fighter, and in this episode, the landed gentry. And it certainly is refreshing to finally see television focusing on the rich.
Three days in someone’s company with TV cameras following your every move is the perfect way to get an accurate picture of their everyday lives, naturally: but Dooley’s work does often bring on a vague feeling of “why is she doing this?”. Trotting about the manor house, the feeling is stronger than ever.