A Place in the Sun is a British FreeForm/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. It is usually presented by the former estate agent and model Amanda Lamb; other presenters have included Victoria Hollingsworth, Simone Bienne, Zilpah Hartley, Jasmine Harman and Jonnie Irwin.
Generally, each episode of the programme shows a couple looking at four selected properties in a particular area within a budget. Then the "house hunters" are given some time to discuss between themselves to decide on what house they are going to buy. They then go back to the presenter to tell them which house they want to buy. It normally ends with the presenter phoning the houses estate agent and placing the bid the "house hunters" want to place on that particular house. It was a response to the growth in Britons buying property abroad. It the last few years it has shown destinations as diverse as Bulgaria, Romania, Slovenia, Canada, Australia, South Africa, the Caribbean and even Cape Verde.
Amanda Lamb attempts to find homes for £100,000 or less, starting with Sue and Neil Elford from Essex, who dream of owning a holiday home in Calabria, Southern Italy.
Amanda Lamb is in rural France searching for the perfect hideaway for Mike and Fiona O'Hara. Lorraine is the perfect region as it allows them to investigate France and Germany.
Amanda Lamb heads to Krakow in Poland to find mother and daughter team Joan and Melissa Moore a holiday home for £100,000 amid the beautiful apartments overlooking town squares.
Amanda Lamb loves a challenge and heads for the city of Zaragoza to see what she can find for Mike Shaw and Kate Hincks, who have £100,000 to spend on a buy to let apartment.
Amanda Lamb heads to Sardinia to help Michael and Mari Cuschieri find their perfect Italian hideaway on a budget of £100,000.
Amanda Lamb helps Stephanie Hooff and Luke Smith find a place to satisfy their extensive wish list in the Kvarner area of Croatia.
Amanda Lamb helps two sisters search for a beachside villa in super-chic Corsica
Free spirit Sarah Lawson has decided to leave Britain and settle for a simpler life in Portugal. Amanda Lamb helps her search for a place in the stunning Alentejo region.
Amanda Lamb reveals hidden gems in Spain and Portugal, and goes on a house-hunt for Sarah Lawson from Yorkshire.
Amanda Lamb gives tips on how to be a Euro commuter, living in France but working in the UK. Plus, she's house-hunting for two sisters on the super chic French island of Corsica.
Amanda concludes her tour when she heads east, visiting Bulgaria to hunt out the bargains. Plus, she's on a house-hunt with a young couple in Croatia.