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Wanted Down Under Revisited

An updated look at families previously featured on Wanted Down Under.

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Series 15: Episode 20

Wanted Down Under Revisited - Series 15: Episode 20

Gill Johnson was a woman obsessed with Australia, convinced that it would be the perfect place for her and her family to settle down. Husband Mark, however, was less than convin ...

03-09-2021

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Series 15: Episode 19

Wanted Down Under Revisited - Series 15: Episode 19

Ben Swain had to give up his career as an Olympic diver when a knee injury left him unable to compete any more. He set his sights on another goal, believing a move to Australia ...

02-09-2021

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Series 15: Episode 18

Wanted Down Under Revisited - Series 15: Episode 18

Steve Hargreaves had the time of his life in Australia on a holiday as a teenager and had always wanted to return to the place that brought such happy memories. Wife Dianne worr ...

01-09-2021

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Series 15: Episode 17

Wanted Down Under Revisited - Series 15: Episode 17

Abigail Langridge was a woman obsessed with Australia. She knew that it would be the best place for her and her family, she just had to convince sceptical husband Mark and eldes ...

31-08-2021

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Series 15: Episode 16

Wanted Down Under Revisited - Series 15: Episode 16

Persephone and Debbie Santa Clara de Magdalene wanted to explore what New Zealand could offer them and their family, and thought it might just be the inclusive, accepting countr ...

30-08-2021

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Series 15: Episode 15

Wanted Down Under Revisited - Series 15: Episode 15

Lee Daniels thought that a move to New Zealand would be the making of him and wife Debbie, and the perfect antidote to the heartache they had faced over the years. Debbie worrie ...

27-08-2021

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Series 15: Episode 14

Wanted Down Under Revisited - Series 15: Episode 14

Lee and Abigail Parsons were at their end of their tethers – totally exhausted by shift work in the healthcare industry, they never got to spend time together as a family ...

26-08-2021

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Series 15: Episode 13

Wanted Down Under Revisited - Series 15: Episode 13

Tanya Cleary wanted to give her autistic son Jordan the best possible opportunities in life, and Australia seemed like it could be a brilliant home for his wildlife-loving lifes ...

25-08-2021

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Series 15: Episode 12

Wanted Down Under Revisited - Series 15: Episode 12

Thandi Hagos was sure that New Zealand would provide a better life for her family, and was prepared to take the plunge as soon as possible. Husband Theo and children Semira and ...

24-08-2021

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Series 15: Episode 11

Wanted Down Under Revisited - Series 15: Episode 11

Nat Baker had heard only great things about life in Australia and was sure it would be a brilliant place for his family to thrive. Wife Gemma had heard great things about Narnia ...

23-08-2021

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Series 15: Episode 10

Wanted Down Under Revisited - Series 15: Episode 10

Andrew Treagust needed a change of pace, and fast. He thought this lay in New Zealand, where he could follow his dream of becoming a snowboard instructor. Partner Emma was less ...

20-08-2021

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Series 15: Episode 9

Wanted Down Under Revisited - Series 15: Episode 9

Gareth Todd wanted to show his family the delights that Australia had to offer, and he firmly believed that their lives would improve greatly if they were to make the move. Wife ...

19-08-2021

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Series 15: Episode 8

Wanted Down Under Revisited - Series 15: Episode 8

Eric Graham wanted his young daughters to have the same kind of outdoor lifestyle he had growing up in Ghana, and longed for the sunshine-filled life he was used to. Wife Rachel ...

18-08-2021

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Series 15: Episode 7

Wanted Down Under Revisited - Series 15: Episode 7

Stef Barker was a woman obsessed with New Zealand – having lived there previously, she was absolutely sure that it was the best place for her, husband Alan and their two y ...

17-08-2021

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Series 15: Episode 6

Wanted Down Under Revisited - Series 15: Episode 6

Stan and Andrea Baum had their lives turned upside down when Stan was involved in a motorcycle accident that nearly cost him his life. Andrea believed that a move to Australia w ...

16-08-2021

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Series 15: Episode 5

Wanted Down Under Revisited - Series 15: Episode 5

After losing her father, Cheryl Castling was determined to live life to the fullest. She thought that a move to Oz could be the adventure she and her husband Adam needed. Adam w ...

13-08-2021

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Series 15: Episode 4

Wanted Down Under Revisited - Series 15: Episode 4

Rebecca Ellis had always dreamt of a move to Australia, inspired by her grandfather’s tales of a beautiful and friendly country. Partner Kylie and her four children wanted ...

12-08-2021

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Series 15: Episode 3

Wanted Down Under Revisited - Series 15: Episode 3

Lee Price was a huge fan of the lifestyle down under, having fallen in love with the place after getting married there. While he thought a move to New Zealand would be a great i ...

11-08-2021

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Series 15: Episode 2

Wanted Down Under Revisited - Series 15: Episode 2

Claire Duffy wanted the best in life for her young family, especially youngest daughter Abbie, who had recently received a cystic fibrosis diagnosis. She was sure that the warm ...

10-08-2021

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Series 15: Episode 1

Wanted Down Under Revisited - Series 15: Episode 1

After leaving her native South Africa for the UK when her young daughter became critically ill, Zelease Ballentine Brain came to feel that her young children needed to live in a ...

09-08-2021

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Series 12: 3. Underwood

Wanted Down Under Revisited - Series 12: 3. Underwood

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 ...

06-03-2020

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Series 11: Episode 10

Wanted Down Under Revisited - Series 11: Episode 10

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 ...

27-02-2020

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Series 11: 7. Stirk Family

Wanted Down Under Revisited - Series 11: 7. Stirk Family

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 ...

26-02-2020

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Series 12: 9. Macewan

Wanted Down Under Revisited - Series 12: 9. Macewan

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 ...

23-01-2020

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Series 12: 10. Barker

Wanted Down Under Revisited - Series 12: 10. Barker

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 ...

17-01-2020

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Series 12: 5. Santa Clara

Wanted Down Under Revisited - Series 12: 5. Santa Clara

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 ...

16-01-2020

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Series 11: 13. Mungur Family

Wanted Down Under Revisited - Series 11: 13. Mungur Family

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 ...

22-09-2019

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Series 11: 11. Godfrey Family

Wanted Down Under Revisited - Series 11: 11. Godfrey Family

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 ...

08-08-2019

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Series 11: 5. Jamieson Family

Wanted Down Under Revisited - Series 11: 5. Jamieson Family

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 ...

07-08-2019

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Series 11: 12. Rowley/royle Evatt Family

Wanted Down Under Revisited - Series 11: 12. Rowley/royle Evatt Family

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 ...

06-08-2019

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Series 11: 8. Mcguinness Family

Wanted Down Under Revisited - Series 11: 8. Mcguinness Family

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 ...

05-08-2019

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Series 11: 4. Samra Raison Family

Wanted Down Under Revisited - Series 11: 4. Samra Raison Family

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 ...

02-08-2019

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Series 11: 6. Andrews Family

Wanted Down Under Revisited - Series 11: 6. Andrews Family

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 ...

01-08-2019

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Series 11: 3. Buchanan Family

Wanted Down Under Revisited - Series 11: 3. Buchanan Family

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 ...

30-07-2019

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Series 12: 2. Ellis Waugh

Wanted Down Under Revisited - Series 12: 2. Ellis Waugh

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 ...

19-07-2019

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Series 12: 7. Whylie

Wanted Down Under Revisited - Series 12: 7. Whylie

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 ...

18-07-2019

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Series 11: 9. Ramoth Family

Wanted Down Under Revisited - Series 11: 9. Ramoth Family

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 ...

27-02-2019

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Series 12: 15. Brenton

Wanted Down Under Revisited - Series 12: 15. Brenton

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 ...

27-02-2019

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Series 12: 14. Thom

Wanted Down Under Revisited - Series 12: 14. Thom

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. ...

26-02-2019

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Series 12: 13. Holroyd

Wanted Down Under Revisited - Series 12: 13. Holroyd

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 ...

25-02-2019

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Series 12: 12. Hanson

Wanted Down Under Revisited - Series 12: 12. Hanson

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 ...

22-02-2019

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Series 12: 11. Maclean Fisher

Wanted Down Under Revisited - Series 12: 11. Maclean Fisher

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 ...

21-02-2019

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Series 12: 8. Mills

Wanted Down Under Revisited - Series 12: 8. Mills

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 ...

18-02-2019

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Series 12: 6. Swain

Wanted Down Under Revisited - Series 12: 6. Swain

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 ...

14-02-2019

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Series 12: 4. Murray

Wanted Down Under Revisited - Series 12: 4. Murray

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 ...

12-02-2019

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Series 12: 1. Gaj

Wanted Down Under Revisited - Series 12: 1. Gaj

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 ...

07-02-2019

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Series 11: 15. Wilson

Wanted Down Under Revisited - Series 11: 15. Wilson

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 ...

17-03-2018

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Series 11: 14. Lloyd Family

Wanted Down Under Revisited - Series 11: 14. Lloyd Family

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 ...

12-03-2018

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Series 11: 2. Huddart Family

Wanted Down Under Revisited - Series 11: 2. Huddart Family

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 ...

08-02-2018

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Series 11: 1. Maclean-fisher Family

Wanted Down Under Revisited - Series 11: 1. Maclean-fisher Family

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 ...

07-02-2018

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