A Place in the Sun

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A place in the Sun is a British T.V program that is stylized in the fashion of international retail purchasing, and the trial and error process that many couples go through when trying to purchase their first home internationally. It was produced in the year 2002, and still to this day airs on British daytime television.

The shows plot is the same throughout the entire series; young British couples are looking for the opportunity to purchase a house in an international real estate deal. Though the show often uses Southern Europe as the destination that the couple is looking for, recent seasons have been broadening the horizon and showing couples that are looking for houses across the entire world, and not confined to the Southern Europe demography. To locations as broad as Croatia, Canada, and Australia.

The premise of the show is well rounded enough that even couples that aren't looking for a home can enjoy it; it has a lasting effect on families that want to witness the everyday culture and environment of exotic locations.

Throughout the years of production, A Place in the Sun has been nominated and received many rewards for its thought provoking and tell-all style of reporting. The show has been accredited with teaching first time buyers about national exchange rates, national currency and the process that makes buying a vacation home in another nation adventurous.

Due to the numbers of viewers and success of the show it is predicted to meet the mark of its tenth season. Both the producer and the broadcaster of the show comment that they will continue to broadcast the show as long as people show an interest in the topic that are covered within the program.

Shockingly when the show was first introduced it was assumed to be replaced after a single season. The shows purpose was to bring popular real estate shows from America and Canada to Britain. However no follow up program the premise of this show has held the same amount of success so the producer decided to keep the program running as is.

Channel 4
36 Seasons, 178 Episodes
November 23, 2020
Home & Garden Reality
Cast: Amanda Lamb

A Place in the Sun Full Episode Guide

  • Globetrotting and glamorous, there's only one place for today's house hunter Alma Scholes, and that's South Africa's garden route.

  • Helen and Geoff Molyneaux from Suffolk dream of a retreat among the breathtaking beauty of South Africa's wine region.

  • Andrew Hazley is taking the property plunge to invest in one of the world's most vibrant property markets in South Africa's Cape Town.

  • South Africa's Wild Coast is just 80 miles from Cape Town. Can Victoria Hollingsworth help Zac Greening escape the grey London skies?

  • Vicar and rock musician Andrew Harding and his wife Leanne are looking for a heavenly retreat in Western Crete with a budget of 136,000 pounds.

  • Ken and Cheryl Chapman from Buckinghamshire love everything about Crete, but will their budget stretch far enough to find them the perfect home.

  • Sisters Helen Kavari and Diane Parry from South Ruislip have different visions in mind for their ideal property, but can they find something to capture both their hearts?

  • Bal and Urvashi Dhirajlal Patel are eager to start from scratch in the Salentine peninsula of Puglia.

  • Italian-speaking couple Barbara and Tony Cornett from Oxford are in search of la dolce vita in the sunny villages of Calabria.

  • Victoria Hollingsworth helps the Hawkins family find their dream home in France and they discover that a budget of £375,000 goes a long way in Var in Provence.

  • Victoria Hollingsworth helps Judy and Barry Burdette from Dorset who are determined to find their dream home in the sun.

  • Victor and Rosemary Chopin are passionate about Aveyron, one of the most beautiful regions of southern France. And it appears their budget can embrace a dream home.

  • The Brotherhood family from Ayrshire have fallen in love with all things French, so Victoria Hollingsworth helps them realise their dream to relocate to the South Burgundy area.

  • Phil Rayner and his daughter Charlie try to make their house-hunting dream come true in France's 'green heart', La Creuse, with a budget of 55,000 pounds.

  • Dawn De Leon wants a better life for herself and her five-year-old daughter. She's got 120,000 pounds to spend and wants to trade the busy streets of London for a more relaxed life by the Loire.

  • Jacky and Roland Attridge from Oxford have 280,000 pounds to spend on their place in the sun in super-stylish La Rochelle.

  • Francophile ex-seafaring Brits Jackie and Dave Collins from Hampshire are looking to spend their well-earned retirement in the French countryside around Poitiers.

  • Victoria Hollingsworth helps father and daughter John and Emma Williams from Shropshire find a maison fran├žaise in the wooded river valleys of Morbihan in Brittany.

  • Adventurous Cumbria couple Adrian and Liz Shepherd have set their house-hunting eyes on the Bulgarian property market. But what will 40,000 pounds get them in the Rila mountains?

  • Victoria Hollingsworth takes Hampstead couple Chris Ely and Fiona Geary to the mountainous slopes of Girona, 60 miles north of Barcelona.

  • Sun seekers Bob and Joanne Pollard from Newcastle boast the biggest budget of the series, with 450,000 pounds to splash on their ideal Majorcan property.

  • With their passion for flamenco and Spanish guitars, George and Carolynn Jones from Brighton have always dreamt of buying in the rural Spanish countryside of the Ebro Valley.

  • Property mogul Nigel Morgan and his interior designer wife Melissa are an active couple from Southampton looking for a new home in south-eastern Spain.

  • Globetrotting Geordies Brian and Jill Sharpe are looking to invest a substantial budget in Axarquia, just 70 miles from the Costa del Sol.

  • Adrian and Liz Shepherd have set their house-hunting eyes on the Bulgarian property market. But what will 40,000 pounds get them?

  • Jon and Tracy Fleming have a budget of 150,000 pounds and their heart set on a home in the Andalusian city of Seville.

  • Tony and Trudi Allerton have decided to relocate from West Yorkshire to sunny southern Spain.

  • Hannah Sheldon from west London is dreaming of a new life for herself and her five-year-old daughter Jessica May on Portugal's eastern Algarve.

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