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Old Jan 3rd 2015, 8:13 am
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The new series of WDU starts Monday 5th Jan on BBC1. Enjoy

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Old Jan 3rd 2015, 9:40 am
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Already got Sky+ set up to record the lot so I can watch them in the evenings.

Hubby's dreading it - he gets fed up with me "talking" at the telly "but what about..... "! I'm sure it'll be the usual unrealistic quasi-advertisement for a life in paradise where you only work a couple of days a week in your ideal job to pay for your bargain property overlooking a fabulous beach but I can't tear myself away. Still, we won't have to watch the next series as by then we too will be living in our bargain property etc so we must have got sucked in no matter how we tried to resist!
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Already got Sky+ set up to record the lot so I can watch them in the evenings.

Hubby's dreading it - he gets fed up with me "talking" at the telly "but what about..... "! I'm sure it'll be the usual unrealistic quasi-advertisement for a life in paradise where you only work a couple of days a week in your ideal job to pay for your bargain property overlooking a fabulous beach but I can't tear myself away. Still, we won't have to watch the next series as by then we too will be living in our bargain property etc so we must have got sucked in no matter how we tried to resist!
Its car-crash TV isn't it! So often you can see whats coming and you just want to shout 'DON'T'
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Ye Gods! Noth another advertising unreality series. Still I suppose it's quite cheap to make.
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Unreality, isn't it just. Keeps the tap flowing though and as said cheap to make.
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It can provide an opportunity to see the area you are hoping to move to and to hear what problems you may have once there. However, it is also nicely edited to gain viewer interest!
We used to look forward to watching it when in the UK over 4 years ago and not surprised it's still going well - there's still many who live in hope!!!
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Unreality, isn't it just. Keeps the tap flowing though and as said cheap to make.
The BBC is keeping the 'tap flowing'?
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Oh, it must be January again.

I can't get it to play as I'm outside the UK.

I've downloaded iPlayer but it's the same message.

I've just watched the Ethrington/Peat episode on You Tube. What planet is Kirsty on ? I've wanted to come here since I was 13, and repeat ad nauseum.

She was told she couldn't get a job until she had a couple more years experience. He was told he'd have to retrain. They then did their figures on projected salaries.....magic money in other words.

I see on the update they've shelved their plans for the time being. I hope now he's shown an interest in Australia because everyday is trip to the park, obviously he will now get the baby she agreed to have.

She changed jobs as she did not like the prison hospital she was working in and now works in A&E. Who knew ?

I feel sorry for her mum. She beat cancer 14 years ago now she's about to lose her daughter and grandson. What the hell was it about Australia that meant so much to Kirsty ?

Her Dad has remarried. The back story to these wannabes is usually some sort of car crash isn't it ?

At the age of 27 and similar age partner they are still renting after four years together. Oh yeah ? What's that all about ?

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Originally Posted by parlex View Post
The new series of WDU starts Monday 5th Jan on BBC1. Enjoy

BBC One - Wanted Down Under
Is it a current i.e. up-to-date series or old hash?

Website doesn't really say.
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Oh, it must be January again.

I can't get it to play as I'm outside the UK.

I've downloaded iPlayer but it's the same message.

I've just watched the Ethrington/Peat episode on You Tube. What planet is Kirsty on ? I've wanted to come here since I was 13, and repeat ad nauseum.

She was told she couldn't get a job until she had a couple more years experience. He was told he'd have to retrain. They then did their figures on projected salaries.....magic money in other words.

I see on the update they've shelved their plans for the time being. I hope now he's shown an interest in Australia because everyday is trip to the park, obviously he will now get the baby she agreed to have.

She changed jobs as she did not like the prison hospital she was working in and now works in A&E. Who knew ?

I feel sorry for her mum. She beat cancer 14 years ago now she's about to lose her daughter and grandson. What the hell was it about Australia that meant so much to Kirsty ?

Her Dad has remarried. The back story to these wannabes is usually some sort of car crash isn't it ?

At the age of 27 and similar age partner they are still renting after four years together. Oh yeah ? What's that all about ?
If they are in the UK, then probably because they just can't afford to buy a house, as many young, and not so young, couples cant.
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If they are in the UK, then probably because they just can't afford to buy a house, as many young, and not so young, couples cant.
Yep, it's the same the world over. Nothing will change really.
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The BBC is keeping the 'tap flowing'?
Obviously the interest in the matter on hand keeps the tap flowing with viewers tuning in. Easy to make and edit pretend reality show.
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Obviously the interest in the matter on hand keeps the tap flowing with viewers tuning in. Easy to make and edit pretend reality show.
So you are saying that the BBC is deliberately and actively maintaining emigration from the UK to Australia by broadcasting WDU?
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Guys, as I say every time one of these shows runs, please be mindful that there are people on the site who have appeared in them, and there may well be others who are in this new series.
They are obviously heavily edited for tv, so lets have a bit of respect when discussing individual participants.

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Well said Pollyana. The BBC are very good with you during the filming period but they do get some facts wrong and they obviously do look for something to hook the audience.
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