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Little England

Season 2 2012

  • 2012-10-21T19:00:00-04:00
  • 30 mins
  • 30 mins
  • United Kingdom
  • Documentary

Little England is a documentary series which follows the lives of a British community living in France. The show takes a look at the different bits of home the ex-pats have brought to the French town, including tea shops, farmers, and a local cricket team.

8 episodes

2x01 Episode 1

  • Season Premiere

    2012-10-21T19:00:00-04:00 — 30 mins

The return of the documentary following the lives of Britons living in Dordogne, south-west France. Amanda and David Moore explain why they sold their homes in the UK and took their children out of school to start a new life in France, sinking all their money into a 26-acre vineyard. The programme also features a summer fete run by expats, as well as a visit to a bilingual school for British children to ensure they can read and write in both English and French.


  • no air date — 30 mins

A Hampshire couple who bought a campsite in the heart of Dordogne face a challenge to attract business to finance their dream of living abroad, while a pair of animal lovers nurse a sick horse back to health at their sanctuary. Documentary following the stories of British expats in south-west France.


  • no air date — 30 mins

Mike and Leeanne Whitley have set up an unusual retirement home in Dordogne catering for elderly dogs that are lost, abandoned or bereaved of their owners, but with only a pension to support 32 hungry hounds they hold a British-style pet show to bring in urgently needed donations. The programme also catches up with the Moores at their 26-acre vineyard as Amanda makes the best of a tiny kitchen to prepare a traditional French lunch for tourists.


  • no air date — 30 mins

Jonathan and Kath Croft-White are working hard to improve their campsite ahead of a visit from an inspector, while Colleen Simms, who has lived in Dordogne for six years, prepares to entertain a French audience with one of the country's most popular songs at a large gig in Tremolat.


  • no air date — 30 mins

Animal lovers Roland and Alison Phillips are running out of money for their horse sanctuary, and hope a summer ball will help raise much-needed funds to secure their future in Dordogne. Fun-loving brothers Joe and Nathan Johnson were born and bred in France, but the place they call home could prove a little too peaceful for them.


  • no air date — 30 mins

Long-term resident Stewart Edwards organises one of the biggest events in the Dordogne calendar - the French National Conker Championships - and former city dweller Sarah Daniels shares her experiences as she builds an eco-friendly sanctuary out of mud and straw in the heart of rural France.


  • no air date — 30 mins

Jill Castle demonstrates her commitment to French culture by taking part in a re-enactment of the 100 Years War, John Franklin and neighbour Michele get into the swing of local life in Dordogne by picking and pressing grapes the traditional way, and a woman from Essex opens a cafe.


  • no air date — 30 mins

It's harvest time on Amanda and David Moore's French vineyard, but rain is threatening to spoil the crop. With time running out, can they save the grapes and their livelihood? Meanwhile, Essex couple Clive and Stella Wood take a tour of the Dordogne countryside in their classic British sports car.