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A Place in the Sun (TV series)

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Presented by  Various (see below)
Original language(s)  English
Network  Channel 4
6.6/10 IMDb

Directed by  Various
Country of origin  United Kingdom
First episode date  11 September 2000
Language  English
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No. of series  7 (A Place in the Sun) 4 (By the Sea) 7 (Home or Away?) 1 (Winter Sun) (A Place in the Sun: Home or USA) 1 (Summer Sun) 19 (total)
No. of episodes  77 (A Place in the Sun) 189 (Home or Away) 20 (to date) (Winter Sun) 286 (total)
Cast  Laura Hamilton, Jasmine Harman, Jonnie Irwin, Amanda Lamb, Sara Damergi
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A Place in the Sun is a British Channel 4 lifestyle television series about attempting to find a "perfect property" on the market in the United Kingdom, overseas, and "abroad". It most often focuses on places in southern Europe, but in recent years, it has also featured a number of places in other areas of the world.

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Format

Generally, every episode on the programme shows a British couple wishing to buy a property in a sunny foreign country are shown three or four places found by the show's researchers. The presenter gives the couple useful local information relating to buying, running and maintaining a property in this particular location. After viewing each property the couple are asked for their opinions. At the end of the show they are asked if they have a favourite property and we're finally told if they went on to buy the property or another in the region. It was a response to the growth in Britons buying property abroad.

In the last few years, it has shown destinations as diverse as Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania, Slovenia, Canada, Australia, South Africa, the Caribbean and even Cape Verde.

Presenters

'A Place in the Sun: Home or Away? / Winter Sun / Home or USA?

A Place in the Sun: Summer Sun / By The Sea

Spin-offs

Spin-offs include the website featuring news, features, advice and the opportunity to search 30,000 overseas properties for sale and for holiday rental, a magazine, which is now the most popular magazine advising on buying overseas property, and two live exhibitions per year in London and Birmingham, called A Place in the Sun Live, since 2005. The most recent A Place in the Sun Live overseas property exhibition took place at National Exhibition Centre Birmingham between 25–27 September 2015.

There have also been a number of spin-off television programmes, including:

  • A Place in France (2002).
  • A Place in Greece (2004) and A Place in Greece: Year 2 (2005).
  • A Place in Spain (2004) and A Place in Spain: Year 2 (2005).
  • A Place in Slovakia (2005) with its sequel Chaos at the Chateau in 2007.
  • Sister-shows

  • A Place in the Sun: By The Sea (2006–2011) which looks at buying property in coastal areas of the UK, presented by Seetha Hallett.
  • A Place in the Sun: Home or Away? (2004–present) in which people view properties both in the UK and in a foreign country, presented by Jasmine Harman, Jonnie Irwin. Laura Hamilton and Sara Damergi.
  • A Place in the Sun: Summer Sun (2012–present) presented by Sara Damergi.
  • A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun (2012–present) presented by Jasmine Harman, Jonnie Irwin, Laura Hamilton and Luke Doonan.
  • A Place in the Sun: Home or USA (2003–present) presented by Sara Damergi, Jasmine Harman, Jonnie Irwin, Laura Hamilton, Zilpah Hartley and Seetha Hallett.
  • References

    A Place in the Sun (TV series) Wikipedia


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