Today, September 25 2022, BBC presents the series which helps prospective buyers find their dream home in the country.
Escape to the Country Today, September 25 2022
|Date||Summary||New / Repeat|
|Monday, 26 September 2022||Welsh Borders|
Series 22 Episode 38 of 55
In the Welsh Borders, Jules Hudson is the local with the lowdown, helping a retired colonel and his wife with their property shopping requirements. Jules also meets up with a group of local ramblers to discuss the correct etiquette when walking in the great British countryside.
|Tuesday, 27 September 2022||Suffolk|
Series 22 Episode 30 of 55
Suffolk is today’s destination for Steve Brown. He is joined by a couple from London who have £575,000 to spend on a new home from where they want to kick-start a new life in the countryside. Steve also meets an inspirational pair of young farmers who, despite having full-time jobs elsewhere, find time to farm 70 acres using ethical and sustainable methods.
|Wednesday, 28 September 2022||Derbyshire|
Series 21 Episode 5 of 53
Jules Hudson is in Derbyshire with a recently married couple making an epic location shift, swapping the Blue Mountains in Australia for the wilds of the Peak District. They have a significant budget of £750,000 and have their hearts set on a character home with a large garden for their three dogs. Elsewhere, Jules comes across an unlikely centre of manufacturing nestled in the county’s rural countryside.
|Thursday, 29 September 2022||Carmarthenshire|
Series 21 Episode 6 of 53
Ginny Buckley is house hunting with a couple who are looking to return to their Welsh homeland after 20 years of living in Oxford. The pair have a budget of £450,000 to find the right home in Carmarthenshire with enough land to accommodate visiting friends and their pooches. Elsewhere, Ginny samples a regional delicacy at Britain’s only manufacturer of pickled cockles.
|Friday, 30 September 2022||Series 22 (Extended Versions) Episode 1 of 10|
To be advised.
|Date||Summary||New / Repeat|
|Friday, 23 September 2022||Kent|
Series 22 Episode 37 of 55
Who better to show a young couple with a growing family from London around Kent than local girl Nicki Chapman? Away from the house hunt, Nicki takes a trip down memory lane, meeting up with her best friend from school, before they join Nicki’s mum at the family’s beach hut in Herne Bay.
|Thursday, 22 September 2022||North Yorkshire|
Series 23 Episode 9 of 55
Having spent 30 years living and working in Hong Kong, today’s escapee teams up with Jonnie Irwin in North Yorkshire with a house-hunting budget of £350,000. Away from the property shopping, Jonnie heads to the Yorkshire Dales to discover what is being done to restore and preserve one of the most environmentally important landscapes in Europe.
|Wednesday, 21 September 2022||Buckinghamshire|
Series 22 Episode 34 of 55
Leafy Buckinghamshire is Sonali Shah’s destination today, where she’s helping a London couple search for their dream countryside home. Sticking to bricks and mortar, Sonali also visits the county’s last independent brick maker and finds out how to make them, but soon discovers it’s not as easy as it looks.
|Tuesday, 20 September 2022||Somerset|
Series 23 Episode 8 of 55
Two sisters want to combine their resources in Somerset to find a secluded house that has enough land to start their own music festival, though on a slightly smaller scale than the one the county is famous for. Alistair Appleton escorts them on their search and has time to visit the village of Stoke St Gregory, where an old pub has been transformed into not just the local watering hole but a community shop and café too.
|Monday, 19 September 2022||No show today||Repeat|
|Friday, 16 September 2022||West Yorkshire|
Series 22 Episode 31 of 55
With their current townhouse bursting at the seams, today’s couple - along with their five children and two dogs - need Ginny Buckley's help to find a large rural property. In West Yorkshire, they get the local lowdown from both Ginny and her mum Maggie. Having grown up in the area, Ginny also finds out what it is to be a proud Yorkshire person.
|Thursday, 15 September 2022||Devon|
Series 23 Episode 7 of 55
Devon is today’s destination, where Nicki Chapman helps a couple from south London with a £500,000 budget to search for their dream home in the countryside. Wanting to help out in the community, Nicki takes them to Appledore to meet the brave men and women who volunteer at the village's RNLI station.
|Wednesday, 14 September 2022||Perth and Kinross|
Series 22 Episode 29 of 55
Alistair Appleton is in his element today as he visits the spectacular Perth and Kinross countryside, on a mission to help a young couple from Edinburgh realise their dream of a new lifestyle in a rural home. Aside from property, a visit to the coast to learn about one of the world’s most advanced wind turbines leaves Alistair full of hope about the future of the UK’s renewable energy.
|Tuesday, 13 September 2022||Powys|
Series 23 Episode 6 of 55
Jules Hudson is in the Welsh county of Powys with a couple whose property wish list includes an annexe for their parents, along with at least half an acre of land for their budget of £650,000. Jules also meets a man who scours space with his telescopes, looking for large, undiscovered objects that could be on a collision course with Earth. Fortunately, he hasn’t found any... yet!
|Monday, 12 September 2022||Devon|
Series 22 Episode 28 of 55
A dog-friendly garden is a top priority today for Nicki Chapman’s buyer in Devon, who has £350,000 to spend on a new home for her and her much-loved pet pooch. After the house tours are over, Nicki visits a charity that gives city children an opportunity to experience the muck and magic of life on a farm.
|Friday, 9 September 2022||North Norfolk|
Series 22 Episode 27 of 55
Creating a luxury holiday let business is just as important as finding a new family home for today’s couple. They want to relocate to rural north Norfolk, and Jules Hudson is there to open doors for them. A familiar face also welcomes Jules aboard her fishing boat for an impromptu lesson on how to dress a crab.
|Thursday, 8 September 2022||North Yorkshire|
Series 23 Episode 5 of 55
Sonali Shah helps a young couple wanting to swap town life in Halifax for country life in the wonderful surroundings of North Yorkshire. Taking a break from the properties, Sonali visits one of the largest farm shops in the UK, where she discovers from its customers and staff just what they think sets it apart from the supermarket chains.
|Wednesday, 7 September 2022||Cornwall|
Series 22 Episode 25 of 55
Having spent many happy family holidays in Cornwall, a couple from Hertfordshire now want to make England’s most south westerly county their permanent home, and Steve Brown is just the man to help them realise their dream. The trio also meet a local ceramicist and take part in an Escape to the Country pottery throwdown.
|Tuesday, 6 September 2022||Cornwall|
Series 23 Episode 4 of 55
Cornwall, the call of the sea and Steve Brown beckon a young, water-loving couple who are looking to escape to the coastal county with their young daughter. They have £620,000 to spend on their new Cornish home. Steve also gets the chance to take to the water with a sailing school who support people of all abilities to develop their nautical know-how.
|Monday, 5 September 2022||Somerset|
Series 22 Episode 26 of 55
Briony May Williams is on her home turf in Somerset as she helps a couple with a budget of £500k who are looking to swap their narrow boat for a more traditional house on terra firma. Briony also visits a market garden initiative that operates alongside a hostel for the homeless and rural rough sleepers.
|Friday, 2 September 2022||North Yorkshire|
Series 22 Episode 24 of 55
Having fallen head over heels in love with North Yorkshire, a retired teacher and her pet bunny Gary need Nicki Chapman’s help with finding a new home for £450k, a starting point from which to fully explore this beautiful country. Sausages are on the menu too, as Nicki helps to make and then taste a vegan banger.
|Thursday, 1 September 2022||East Midlands|
Series 22 Episode 23 of 55
Three generations of one family want to move to the East Midlands, and the task of finding a new home for them all has fallen on Mum, Grandma and Ginny Buckley. Away from houses, Ginny meets a volunteer group helping to restore the area’s local canals and their footpaths so that wildlife can thrive and the public can enjoy a safer stroll.
|Wednesday, 31 August 2022||Norfolk and Suffolk Borders|
Series 22 Episode 22 of 55
A move to Norfolk or Suffolk has been a long time in the making for a couple from Middlesex, and Jules Hudson is just the man to help make their dream come true for their £400k budget. Aside from property, Jules pays a visit to a new 400-acre wildlife sanctuary and is impressed to see just how quickly Mother Nature can thrive if given the opportunity.
|Tuesday, 30 August 2022||Buckinghamshire|
Series 23 Episode 3 of 55
Three generations of the same family ask Jules Hudson to help them move from London to Buckinghamshire, a county famous for its chair-making heritage. Speaking of seats, Jules learns what it takes to make a top of the range, handmade toilet seat fit for some of the grandest houses in the world.
|Monday, 29 August 2022||Surrey|
Series 21 (Extended Versions) Episode 10 of 20
A health-conscious couple from London enlist Sonali Shah to help them spend £1.3 million on a detached property in Surrey with enough land to create a wellness retreat. Taking a breather from house-hunting, Sonali immerses herself in the county’s ancient woodlands as she learns about the Japanese practice of forest bathing.
|Friday, 26 August 2022||Devon - Series 22 Episode 20 of 55 - There are some impressive properties on offer in Devon today as Nicki Chapman helps a couple from London to figure out what they do and don’t want from their new life in the country. On a break from the house search, Nicki visits a workshop where traditional sign-writing skills are being kept alive.||New|
|Thursday, 25 August 2022||Lincolnshire - Series 22 Episode 19 of 55 - A desire to move closer to family and the need for a new single-storey home is fuelling today’s buyers to make the move from Birmingham to the Lincolnshire countryside. Jules Hudson is there to help the couple navigate the property market in the county, where he also finds out what a difference nearly 60 years has made in tractor technology.||New|
|Wednesday, 24 August 2022||Norfolk - Series 22 Episode 18 of 55 - There are grand ambitions in Norfolk as Alistair Appleton helps an opera singer and his husband find a house with space inside to hold small concerts and a garden big enough to keep a couple of pigs. During his time in the county, Alistair also meets a former fashion editor from London who uses social media to share the joys of her country life from her beautiful Georgian home.||New|
|Tuesday, 23 August 2022||Somerset - Series 23 Episode 2 of 55 - With their current house bursting at the seams, a couple with two young sons enlist Sonali Shah to help them spend their £450,000 budget on a new home in the Somerset countryside. Away from the house-hunting, Sonali visits a project that aims to help tackle climate change by planting half a million trees over the next five years.||New|
|Monday, 22 August 2022||Herefordshire - Series 23 Episode 1 of 55 - Alistair Appleton border-hops between Herefordshire and its neighbouring counties today as he helps a buyer from Guernsey to find her perfect party property in the countryside for a budget of £500,000. Whilst in the area, Alistair also pays a home visit to fellow Escape to the Country presenter Jules Hudson, where they reminisce about their time on the show and ponder what the future holds for the countryside housing market.||New|
|Friday, 12 August 2022||No show||New|
|Thursday, 11 August 2022||Welsh Marches - Series 22 Episode 17 of 55 - There’s a sense of urgency today in the Welsh Marches as Sonali Shah helps a couple who have already sold their old house to find a new one with enough land to be self-sufficient. Together they visit a community project where locals get to take home and enjoy the vegetables and fruits of their labour.||Repeat|
|Wednesday, 10 August 2022||Wiltshire - Series 22 Episode 16 of 55 - The focus is on Wiltshire today as Jonnie Irwin helps a couple from London make a life-changing move to this beautiful county. Jonnie also meets a group of bicycling enthusiasts, joining them on a ride through the fascinating Longleat Estate.||Repeat|
|Tuesday, 9 August 2022||Oxfordshire - Series 22 Episode 15 of 55 - A globetrotting couple have decided to move back home for good, and Nicki Chapman lends a hand as they try to find a new address in Oxfordshire’s lovely countryside for their £650k budget. Nicki also discovers how and why the county is leading the way with the recycling of its food waste.||Repeat|
|Monday, 8 August 2022||No show||New|
|Friday, 5 August 2022||No show||New|
|Thursday, 4 August 2022||No show||New|
|Wednesday, 3 August 2022||No show||New|
|Tuesday, 2 August 2022||No show||New|
|Monday, 1 August 2022||No show||New|
|Friday, 29 July 2022||No show||New|
|Thursday, 28 July 2022||In the stunning landscapes of north west Wales, Sonali Shah meets a couple from Warwickshire who have a dream of owning a property that would provide them with a home and the ability to offer holiday lets. While in the region, Sonali meets a paddle-boarding campaigner helping to rid the area of plastic pollution.||New|
|Wednesday, 27 July 2022||Alistair Appleton guides a couple who want to switch their lives from the bustle of Bristol to the fresh country air of the Wye Valley on a budget of £300,000. While exploring the River Wye, Alistair also discovers the slippery challenges of sustainably sourcing and restocking the European eel.||New|
|Tuesday, 26 July 2022||Sonali Shah helps a couple from a Surrey town who want to escape to the Welsh Borders for a quieter pace of life. They are hoping to use their £620,000 budget to purchase a characterful country home. Away from the property search, Sonali visits the Slimbridge Wetland Centre in Gloucestershire and goes behind the scenes with the conservation team preserving Britain’s natural wetlands and its wildlife.||New|
|Monday, 25 July 2022||Jules Hudson is country property shopping in Dorset, helping a couple with £475,000 find a rural property that offers a workshop and space to keep hens. Jules also delves in the county's glovemaking heritage and produces his own bespoke pair in the safe hands of a fourth-generation local glovemaker.||New|
|Friday, 22 July 2022||Jonnie Irwin’s house-searching mission is with a couple of creative Californians keen to make a lifestyle leap to the Welsh borders with their £500,000 budget. Away from a hunt full of property style surprises, Jonnie goes llama trekking in Herefordshire’s Golden Valley and sees how llamas are living very happily in the UK countryside.||New|
|Thursday, 21 July 2022||Sonali Shah is on a house hunt with a deadline in Aberdeenshire, as her Anglo-Icelandic house buyers need to relocate from Reykjavik to the Scottish countryside on their £380,000 budget before their daughter starts university in the region. Sonali also meets a family whose veganic farm produce has grown into a successful local box scheme, highlighting the increasing demand for vegan-friendly food in the UK.||New|
|Wednesday, 20 July 2022||Jules Hudson is in Herefordshire on a mission to help a self-confessed workaholic osteopath with a £450,000 budget find a country retreat that gives her peace and inspiration to write and relax. While the house hunt hots up, Jules also visits an archaeological dig at Dorstone Hill, which has broken new ground in what is known about how our Neolithic ancestors lived.||New|
|Tuesday, 19 July 2022||Today’s house hunt takes Ginny Buckley to Suffolk with a couple who have £640,000 to quit north London and buy their first property together. Along the way, Ginny meets a goat farmer who made his very own escape from the city to the Stour valley and is reaping the rewards from looking after the herd and his new lifestyle.||New|
|Monday, 18 July 2022||Jonnie Irwin is in Dorset helping a retired doctor and her husband who are selling up their Surrey family home. They have an £800,000 budget to spend on a spacious country property where they can enjoy their respective hobbies. Jonnie also heads out into the waters of West Bay to see how a conservation scheme is helping protect healthy levels of marine life and the livelihoods of local fishermen.||New|
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About Escape to the Country
A series which helps prospective buyers find their dream home in the country
This show is broadcast on BBC, also known as the British Broadcasting Corporation.