A Place in the Sun (TV series)

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A Place in the Sun
Directed by Various
Presented by Various (see below)
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 6 (A Place in the Sun)
4 (by the Sea)
7 (Home or Away?)
1 (Winter Sun)
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)
Producer(s) Various
Running time 30–60 minutes
Production company(s) Freeform Productions
Original channel Channel 4
Picture format 16:9
Original run 11 September 2000 (2000-09-11) – present
Related shows A Place by the Sea
A Place in the Sun: Home or Away?
A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun
A Place in the Sun: Summer Sun
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A Place in the Sun is a British Channel 4 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.


Generally, each episode of 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.


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

A Place in the Sun

  • Amanda Lamb (2001–2006)
  • Simone Bienne (2006)
  • Victoria Hollingsworth (2004)
  • Bella Crane (2003)
  • Fay Davies (2000)
  • Zilpah Hartley (2000)


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 next A Place in the Sun Live overseas property exhibition takes place at National Exhibition Centre Birmingham between 3–5 October 2014.[1]

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



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