Growing up, Rebecca Ellis listened to dashing sea-faring tales at her grandfather's knee, hearing about the beauty and excitement of the south seas and Australia, which cap ...
Zoe Whylie had fought hard to build a life for her family. She wanted to give them the lifestyle she never had. She felt her children were growing up too fast in the UK and thou ...
In 2011 the Buchanan family faced a huge decision - whether to leave their family in Scotland to start a new life down under. The family lived in Armadale, a small town outside ...
Mathew Royle Evatt joined the army when he was just 16, but after ten years of active service he was ready to swap his military career for married life and believed Australia wa ...
Ten years ago Lee Ramoth tried to convince wife Lauren their life would be better on the other side of the world. But fast forward to 2016 and the shoe was on the other foot. Th ...
Daryl Brenton from West Yorkshire thought moving to Australia would give him and his family the perfect life. However, he was nearly at the age limit for getting an Australian v ...
Uprooting the family goes with the territory when you are in the military, but after 20 years of relocating, the Thom family were desperate to settle down in their forever home. ...
Life was hard on the Holroyds. Dad Simon's working week started at 2.45am on a Monday morning and didn't finish until after 8.00pm on Friday night. When he did eventua ...
Mary Hanson had grown up listening to family tales of adventure Down Under. Did a trial week help husband Keith convince her Australia was somewhere they could call home? Two ye ...
Simon Maclean moved to the UK from Australia as a child, almost 50 years ago and had spent most of his adult life longing to return. With his sons from a previous marriage now g ...
18-year-old Richelle and her Mum Lorraine did everything together, but Richelle's dream to move to New Zealand meant the pair could spend the rest of their lives on opposit ...
It had been her dream for years, but Lindy MacEwan finally made up her mind that it was time once and for all to decide if New Zealand really was the land of opportunity she had ...
Back in 2009 Sally Mills wanted to bring her family to Australia. Jem and Sally Mills ran a successful psychotherapy business in Sussex and wanted to see if they could do the sa ...
Former Olympic diver Ben Swain fell in love with Australia after visiting to compete in the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne in 2006. Almost ten years later, he believed the coun ...
Since meeting, Persephone De Magdalene and Debbie Santa Clara always shared a dream of emigrating. Their main motivation was a better work-life balance. Debbie is a doctor and w ...
Single mum Lisa and her ten-year-old daughter Jessica found life in the UK a bit of a struggle. A childcare centre manager, Lisa was often forced to rely on financial support fr ...
In 2015, singer Victoria Underwood longed to move her young family to Australia so she could live on the same continent as the older sister she idolised. When Emma had emigrated ...
Moving to Australia had been Hannah's project since 2012. She believed her reluctant husband just needed to see for himself the opportunities it could provide. Would a week ...
The Wilsons wanted to find out if emigration could offer them a better life. But a move down under inevitably meant leaving loved ones behind. After a trial week in Australia, t ...
Following a life filled with traumatic experiences the Lloyd family were hoping Australia could give them the fresh start they were longing for. Back in 2014 we sent them for a ...
Nazeem Mungur's injuries had left him a shadow of the parent and partner he wanted to be. A warmer climate, he believed, would make a big difference. But did the reality of ...
In 2012 the Godfrey family experienced a week down under that could change the course of their lives. In this programme we find out what's happened to them since we last sa ...
Despite having never been, Paul Nicholls was convinced New Zealand would offer his family the time together they desperately needed. But while his wife Tracey could see the appe ...
David McGuinness had talked about moving to Australia with his wife Jeanette since their very first date. But could he convince her to uproot their young family from their tight ...
The Stirk family wanted to find out if emigration could offer them a better future.\n\nIn 2012 Viv and Darren Stirk lived with their three children in Cleckheaton in West Yorksh ...
In 2011 the Andrews embarked on their trial week. Two flights, 9,000 miles and 22 hours gave them plenty of time to think about the journey ahead. It was a week that had the pot ...
Hedydd Jamieson had harboured dreams of living in Australia for well over a decade. She and her husband Steven were desperate to cast off the shackles of running a restaurant to ...
Jessie Samra and Kevin Raison wanted the best future possible for their children but had become increasingly concerned about their family's prospects if they stayed put in ...
Hard-working medic Sofia Huddart believed New Zealand would offer her the family time she so desperately needed. Nik agreed things had to change, but he worried that abandoning ...
Having moved to the UK from Australia almost half a century ago, Simon MacLean had spent most of his adult life longing to return to the country he had once called home. With hi ...
Nicki Chapman catches up with the Coe family, who almost split apart when dad Justin backed out of a move abroad. A year after Justin gave New Zealand a final try, where are they?