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“Worst property earch ever”

Written on: 23/08/2014 by JustLovePropertyNorthernIrishGal (1 review written)

Watched this today. Appaling, the presenter shows country prooerties to a couple who do not want anything resembling, does he not listen. Oh yes show them stylish modern conversion when they want country kitchen and land to grow. Just awful, worst programme ever, should be called escape this programme and presenter. Never watch this. If you love property programmes dont shorten your life by wasting time on this programme. Can safely say presenter jules Hudson us useless… Read Full Review

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“Why is this show still on?”

Written on: 16/05/2014 by Fran121 (3 reviews written)

At first the show was not bad, but the idea has been done to death. A lot of people ask if there could be some more information on if they buy the house at the end, lately I notice they have started to say sometimes what has happened since, but it is a very fast round-up easy to miss. Mostly they fail to buy any house on the show as either they put in an offer that is rejected or the houses which are amazing are somehow not good enough. I think some people go on the show just to get a free… Read Full Review

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“Pants new presenters”

Written on: 15/05/2014 by propertyprincess (1 review written)

What has happened? Where is lovely Alistair - lovely Denise? I know Nicki's abroad doing a smashing job - where is Jules? I'm even missing Aled. Instead, those two insufferable women - dumbing down is too generous - I want presenters, not pouters - please, please reinstate the status quo before yet another good programme is ruined forever… Read Full Review

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“Why has Escape to the Country been dumbed down?”

Written on: 25/11/2013 by ChristineHG (1 review written)

This used to be a beautiful programme, especially for expats like myself. Not only did we get to see inside some lovely (and some not so lovely)homes, but we got to see the glorious UK countryside.as well. Unfortunately, the programme has been reduced to a guessing game. Why do potential escapees have to guess the price of the home? I don't see the point. In TV jargon it's called dumbing a programme down or in other words making a programme appeal to a wider audience. An absolute insult to… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“the south again”

Written on: 11/05/2013

the program should be renamed Escape to the south of the country. … Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“I find the programme format a bit tired and are some...”

Written on: 17/02/2013

I find the programme format a bit tired and are some of the presenters on commission?! Maybe it's just me but it seems to be becoming a vehicle for estate agents to offload properties that are hard to sell, to people with very generous budgets. Obviously not everyone in the UK is struggling in these austere times! Unfortunately I can't bring myself to say anything positive about it… Read Full Review

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“Makes me laugh!! ”

Written on: 12/12/2012

Well i find myself watching this right now.It's makes me laugh and cringe at the same time seeing people with supposed massive budgets who really haven't a penny to rub together get on the TV!I'm going to do a spin off programme myself inviting people who are really genuinely poor called Escape to my garden shed!People who have a real maximum budget of £100.00 should apply here! … Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“It only takes one to spoil things”

Written on: 23/08/2012

What prompted meto write is WHY does Denise Nurse always seem to wear those horible boots? Are they surgically removed each day? And for an intelligent person, she makes some silly remarks, followed by a silly laugh. The rooms are too small, only one bathroom, small kitchen, what is her answer' "yes but look at your lovely garden" For goodness sake, get rid of her… Read Full Review

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“so frustrating”

Written on: 28/07/2012 by gutteridgesheila (1 review written)

I used to love watching Escape to the country, but now we never find out if the people actually chose the house of their dreams, it is like dangling a carrot, I want to know why it is not possible to let viewers know how the people got on. It is so frustrating, I think Im going to give up watching its like going to the cinema and they stop the film before the end… Read Full Review

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“Follow up news requests seem to be ignored”

Written on: 11/06/2011 by moggidoggi (1 review written)

An interesting insight into what matters to people in selecting a home. It would be far more worthe while if each ep. had a follow up from an eposode in the last series ot a search in the same area. Has anyone one found a source that actually answers the request for updates. Is there a web site for the show itself? In australia we tend to like what Brits term as bungalows but Brit;s don't (doeas noone get arthritis and hate stairs? … Read Full Review

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Jtwanderer's Response to moggidoggi's Review

Written on: 08/09/2013

Having been on the show, couple of comments

1 - We asked them why they didn't do a series of follow-ups - answer: no appetite although they asked to be kept informed during the time leading up to the first showing of your episode

2 - the show is an advert for the UK and isnt there to primarily find you a house (like the one with 'that woman' in it)

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★★★★☆

“I'M AN AVID FAN, BUT BRING BACK CATHERINE GEE, GET RID...”

Written on: 17/01/2011

I'M AN AVID FAN, BUT BRING BACK CATHERINE GEE, GET RID OF THE MALE GLORIFIED REAL ESTATE AGENT WHO THINKS IT'S ALL ABOUT HIM. NOTE HOW MANY TIMES HE SAYS "I". HE ACTS LIKE HE'S ON COMMISSION. THE SHOW HAS MADE ME WANT TO TRAVEL TO ENGLAND JUST TO SEE THE COUNTRY SIDE. NOT A FAN OF THE NEW CONCEPT, IT WASN'T BROKEN, WHY FIX IT? PLEASE, PLEASE BRING BACK CATHERINE!!!!!!… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Escape to the Country UK ”

Written on: 09/01/2011

Escape to the Country UK
I love Catherine Gee, I am in Australia and a new season has just started but with a man presenting and I must say after getting on forums etc. many people are very upset at the new format of the show and the new presenter.
Catherine Gee just makes this show and it is not the same without her presenting, she is really lovely and funny.
She makes the show very interesting with the way she presents and researches the areas and really involves herself in the families that… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Entertaining as it gives an insight into how stress...”

Written on: 16/01/2009

Entertaining as it gives an insight into how stress free life can be if your born into wealth with no money worries. Every program is the same with wealthy middle class couples with large budgets, Relocation Relocation is the same, it's also very convenient how they manage to find that £80,00 extra they need that just happens to appear so they can buy there dream home. I think if you've seen one you've seen them all… Read Full Review

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 25/01/2012

Spot on observation of this tired old format.
The presenters are always at pains to point out the huge challenge of finding a decent property with a 'paltry budget' of £500-£600K - how about a real challenge of finding anything under £250K???
How about a totally new format 'Escape to the City'......

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★★★★☆

“Agree with another review that a follow-up programme...”

Written on: 18/11/2008 by Wistful (1 review written)

Agree with another review that a follow-up programme would be good to see how buyers got on. Particularly as some of the seem to have an idealised view of what living in the country will be. They say they want rural living and then moan when there are no shops, pubs or neighbours… Read Full Review

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“It would make sense to cut out the ancillary bits and...”

Written on: 18/11/2008

It would make sense to cut out the ancillary bits and pieces - like taking prospective buyers horse riding or to a stone quarry - and to add a fourth home to the programme. The programme loses focus by going off on a different route. Too much waffle. It should all be about homes with no distractions… Read Full Review

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“I generally enjoy Escape to the Country but often...”

Written on: 08/11/2008 by David E Benge (1 review written)

I generally enjoy Escape to the Country but often wonder what happens after they buy one of the choices. Is there not a place for a follow up programme on the success or otherwise of the move? Watching the changes they make, did they mix in with the community, did they make the farm they always craved for? How did the animals get on with new surroundings? There are numerous angles which could be interesting and achieved.

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★★★★☆

“Escape To The Country is terrific. However, in Canada...”

Written on: 24/09/2008

Escape To The Country is terrific. However, in Canada we only see Catherine Gee as the presenter. I think he is a total disaster. We wait with anticipation for her much needed replacements. Keep bringing us more… Read Full Review

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Daytimetv's Comment

Written on: 06/04/2010

I found this review not helpful because...I loved the Catherine Gee programmes , she brought a real touch of class to the programme making it totally unique. The new presenters could be just anyone and it is no better in my opinion now that any other programme of this genre .
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<br/>BBC 2 missed a real classic changing the format .

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