A Place in the Sun

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  • 2011
  • 36 Seasons
  • 5.5  (123)

A Place in the Sun is a British television program that first aired on Channel 4 in 2000. The show is focused on British families who are seeking to buy overseas properties, mainly in popular tourist destinations within Europe, in order to escape the cold British winters or find a holiday home.

Presented by Amanda Lamb, Bella Crane and Fay Davies, A Place in the Sun offers an insightful view of the overseas property market. Throughout the series, the presenters help British families find their dream homes in sunny destinations across the world, such as Spain, Portugal, Greece, Italy, Bulgaria, and many other countries.

Each episode is different and features a new family, a new budget and a new location. The show offers valuable insight into the buying process, offering advice on budget, lifestyle and legal considerations. The show is aimed at those who are considering purchasing a property abroad, but also offers a great insight into the local culture, lifestyle, and history of the destination from a tourist's perspective.

In each episode, Amanda, Bella, and Fay meet with prospective buyers and discuss their budget, the type of property they are looking for, and the location they are interested in. They take them to view a range of properties, from bargain fixer-uppers to luxury villas and apartments, and help them make their final decision. They offer advice on the local area, amenities, and things to do, including restaurants, shopping, and entertainment options.

The presenters also highlight the differences between the British and the local cultures, demonstrating cultural quirks and differences to buyers. However, they also go out of their way to educate the viewers about the destination, and its history and the culture. For example, they visit famous landmarks or fascinating museums and local markets to sample local food and traditions.

Throughout the series, we see many different kinds of properties, from rural farmhouses to sleek apartments, and sprawling villas. In each episode, the presenters showcase the unique features of each property, highlighting the best aspects of each location. They showcase the different prices of the properties to viewers at home, giving an insight into how far your budget can stretch while also demonstrating what makes a property more expensive.

Overall, A Place in the Sun is an engaging and informative show that appeals to all, letting viewers escape to hot destinations across the world, while simultaneously offering great insight into the overseas property market, budgeting, and the lifestyle choices available in different cultures. With the help of Amanda Lamb, Bella Crane, and Fay Davies, families looking for their dream home abroad can do so with confidence, knowing that they are in good hands with trusted advisers to help them find their perfect place in the sun.

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Series 36 Episode 30
30. Series 36 Episode 30
November 18, 2011
Another chance to see some of the best places in the sun from recent episodes_4-18.
Series 36 Episode 29
29. Series 36 Episode 29
November 18, 2011
Another chance to see some of the best places in the sun from recent episodes_4-18.
Garden Route, South Africa
28. Garden Route, South Africa
August 9, 2011
Globetrotting and glamorous, there's only one place for today's house hunter Alma Scholes, and that's South Africa's garden route.
The Winelands, South Africa
27. The Winelands, South Africa
August 9, 2011
Helen and Geoff Molyneaux from Suffolk dream of a retreat among the breathtaking beauty of South Africa's wine region.
Cape Town
26. Cape Town
August 8, 2011
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.
Wild Coast, South Africa
25. Wild Coast, South Africa
August 8, 2011
South Africa's Wild Coast is just 80 miles from Cape Town. Can Victoria Hollingsworth help Zac Greening escape the grey London skies?
Western Crete
24. Western Crete
August 5, 2011
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.
Eastern Crete
23. Eastern Crete
August 5, 2011
Ken and Cheryl Chapman from Buckinghamshire love everything about Crete, but will their budget stretch far enough to find them the perfect home.
22. Corfu
August 4, 2011
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?
21. Puglia
August 4, 2011
Bal and Urvashi Dhirajlal Patel are eager to start from scratch in the Salentine peninsula of Puglia.
20. Calabria
August 3, 2011
Italian-speaking couple Barbara and Tony Cornett from Oxford are in search of la dolce vita in the sunny villages of Calabria.
Var, Provence
19. Var, Provence
August 3, 2011
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.
18. Aude
August 2, 2011
Victoria Hollingsworth helps Judy and Barry Burdette from Dorset who are determined to find their dream home in the sun.
17. Aveyron
August 2, 2011
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.
South Burgundy
16. South Burgundy
August 1, 2011
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.
La Creuse
15. La Creuse
August 1, 2011
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.
La Touraine
14. La Touraine
August 14, 2009
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.
La Rochelle
13. La Rochelle
August 14, 2009
Jacky and Roland Attridge from Oxford have 280,000 pounds to spend on their place in the sun in super-stylish La Rochelle.
12. Poitiers
August 13, 2009
Francophile ex-seafaring Brits Jackie and Dave Collins from Hampshire are looking to spend their well-earned retirement in the French countryside around Poitiers.
Morbihan, Brittany
11. Morbihan, Brittany
August 13, 2009
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.
10. Bulgaria
August 12, 2009
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?
9. Girona
August 10, 2009
Victoria Hollingsworth takes Hampstead couple Chris Ely and Fiona Geary to the mountainous slopes of Girona, 60 miles north of Barcelona.
8. Majorca
August 10, 2009
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.
Ebro Valley
7. Ebro Valley
August 7, 2009
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.
6. Murcia
August 6, 2009
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.
5. Andalusia
August 5, 2009
Globetrotting Geordies Brian and Jill Sharpe are looking to invest a substantial budget in Axarquia, just 70 miles from the Costa del Sol.
4. Bulgaria
August 5, 2009
Adrian and Liz Shepherd have set their house-hunting eyes on the Bulgarian property market. But what will 40,000 pounds get them?
3. Seville
August 5, 2009
Jon and Tracy Fleming have a budget of 150,000 pounds and their heart set on a home in the Andalusian city of Seville.
Costa de la Luz
2. Costa de la Luz
August 4, 2009
Tony and Trudi Allerton have decided to relocate from West Yorkshire to sunny southern Spain.
East Algarve
1. East Algarve
August 4, 2009
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.
  • Premiere Date
    March 11, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    5.5  (123)