The Great Escapers
About the show
The second series of this obs-doc series follows more new business owners across France and Spain. Unlike many series following people setting up new lives abroad, GREAT ESCAPERS shows the realities of making a new life in Europe by following people over the first, important months as they adapt to new countries and cultures whilst at the same time trying to make an income.
From villas to vineyards, bars to boat charters, this series follows a wide range of different business and their ambitious British owners as they look to establish a brand new life.
These stand-out character are embarking on amazing journeys in Spain and France and we were with them every step of the way – from packing up their homes and heading to Europe to begin the hard work planning and renovating their new businesses.
We follow the final race to open, the first day’s trading and then right through the highs and lows of their first summer.
There are plenty of tears, tantrums, fun and laughter as we follow these inexperienced entrepreneurs as they learn everything from the ropes of their new ventures to the local lingo.
Can they deal with difficult customers and foreign bureaucracy, unseasonal weather and unexpected mishaps?
And most crucial of all, come the end of the high season will their gamble to leave the UK behind and start a new life in the sun have paid off?