- A Place in the Sun (TV series)
"A Place in the Sun" is a British
FreeForm/ Channel 4daytime lifestyle programme about buying property abroad. It most often focuses on places in southern Europe, but in recent years has also featured a number of places in other areas of the world. It is usually presented by the former estate agent and model Amanda Lamb; other presenters have included Victoria Hollingsworth, Simone Bienne, Zilpah Hartleyand Jasmine Harman.
Generally, each episode of the programme shows a couple looking at four selected properties in a particular area within a budget. Then the "house hunters" are given some time to discuss between themselves to decide on what house they are going to buy. They then go back to the presenter to tell them which house they want to buy. It normally ends with the presenter phoning the houses estate agent and placing the bid the "house hunters" want to place on that particular house. It was a response to the growth in Britons buying property abroad. It the last few years it has shown destinations as diverse as
Bulgaria, Romania, Canada, Australia, South Africa, the Caribbeanand even Cape Verde.
Spin-offs have included a magazine, which is now the most popular magazine advising on buying overseas property, and a live exhibition in
Londoncalled A Place in the Sun Live. There have also been a number of spin-off television programmes:
* "My Place in the Sun", revisiting people who have appeared on "A Place in the Sun" and reviewing the effect that their new property has had on their lives
* "Housetrapped in the Sun", looking at disasters that have occurred while buying property abroad
* "A Place in Greece", "A Place in France", "A Place in Spain" and "A Place in Slovakia", each of which has a continuing docusoap format. The 2007 series "
Chaos at the Chateau" is a sequel to the latter.
* "A Place by the Sea", which looks at buying property in coastal areas of the UK
* "A Place in the Sun - Home or Away", in which people view properties both in the UK and in a foreign country
* [http://www.channel4.com/aplaceinthesun "A Place in the Sun"] at Channel4.com
* [http://www.aplaceinthesun.com "Official A Place in the Sun TV Series Website"]
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