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01A Move into the Unknown20141029

01A Move Into The Unknown2014102920150804 (R4)
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In a brand new series aims to satisfy our fascination with moving, as Rosie Millard charts the progress of people across the UK as they take the plunge and look for a new home - whether out of necessity or just for a change.

Whether contemplating a mansion or a shoe-box, all her subjects have one thing in common - it's a jump into the unknown, somewhere where there is no network of friends waiting for them, no family and no preconceptions.

In the first programme we follow Hannah and John, cycling fanatics, who are hoping to buy a live/work space in a converted mill in the Yorkshire dales. It's a big step for them both as Hannah has always lived in the far South of England, and now contemplates a new life in the North, whilst John, Cumbrian born and bred has, like so many 30 somethings, still kept his room on at his parent's house. Most of the time he just lives out of a kit bag as he travels the world as a cycle guide, and he certainly never contemplated having a mortgage.

Trudi, meanwhile, is facing eviction for the second time in two years, as her run-down flat in Islington has dramatically turned into prime London real estate. "There was a two bed flat across the road went on the market for £770,000. It was sold in a week!"

The notice to quit has arrived, and as a wheelchair user she's facing life on the streets or in sheltered accommodation, something she's none too pleased to contemplate at the age of 55 - "It's like God's waiting room..."

But as Rosie finds out, things don't always turn out for the worst, or the best, in the moving business.

Producer: Sara Jane Hall.

A dream home or a jump into the unknown? Rosie Millard on the highs and lows of moving.

01A Move into the Unknown20141029

01A Move Into The Unknown20141029
01A Move into the Unknown20141029

01A Move into the Unknown20141029

01A Move Into The Unknown20141029

In a brand new series aims to satisfy our fascination with moving, as Rosie Millard charts the progress of people across the UK as they take the plunge and look for a new home - whether out of necessity or just for a change.

Whether contemplating a mansion or a shoe-box, all her subjects have one thing in common - it's a jump into the unknown, somewhere where there is no network of friends waiting for them, no family and no preconceptions.

In the first programme we follow Hannah and John, cycling fanatics, who are hoping to buy a live/work space in a converted mill in the Yorkshire dales. It's a big step for them both as Hannah has always lived in the far South of England, and now contemplates a new life in the North, whilst John, Cumbrian born and bred has, like so many 30 somethings, still kept his room on at his parent's house. Most of the time he just lives out of a kit bag as he travels the world as a cycle guide, and he certainly never contemplated having a mortgage.

Trudi, meanwhile, is facing eviction for the second time in two years, as her run-down flat in Islington has dramatically turned into prime London real estate. "There was a two bed flat across the road went on the market for £770,000. It was sold in a week!"

The notice to quit has arrived, and as a wheelchair user she's facing life on the streets or in sheltered accommodation, something she's none too pleased to contemplate at the age of 55 - "It's like God's waiting room..."

But as Rosie finds out, things don't always turn out for the worst, or the best, in the moving business.

Producer: Sara Jane Hall.

02Frustrations20141105

02Frustrations2014110520150817 (R4)

Rosie Millard hears the dilemmas and decisions two people face as they decide to move home

02Frustrations2014110520150817 (R4)

Rosie Millard hears the dilemmas and decisions two people face as they decide to move home

02Frustrations20141105

02Frustrations2014110520150817 (R4)

Each year about three million people across the country pack their entire life into a removal truck and move home. And for most people it is rarely simple. Even the most meticulously planned move can be complicated and traumatic, the most optimistic people reduced to tears.

This week Rosie meets Romaine, a dynamic, fast-talking businesswoman who loves London, thriving on its energy and opportunities. But bringing up young boys and running a fashion company from their two bedroom flat is proving challenging. Sleeplessness, illness and harassment are plaguing the family and for the sake of them all, Romaine has to confront moving to a sleepy rural village.

Pete has long revelled in the unruly and bohemian side of Brighton and Hove. Now in his early fifties he is weary of jostling with tourists and party-goers and feels like a stranger in his own town. Having recently met someone on line who lives a mobile home in Aberystwyth, Pete prepares to pack up and move three hundred miles to be with them.

Producer: Sarah Bowen.

02Frustrations2014110520150817 (R4)

Each year about three million people across the country pack their entire life into a removal truck and move home. And for most people it is rarely simple. Even the most meticulously planned move can be complicated and traumatic, the most optimistic people reduced to tears.

This week Rosie meets Romaine, a dynamic, fast-talking businesswoman who loves London, thriving on its energy and opportunities. But bringing up young boys and running a fashion company from their two bedroom flat is proving challenging. Sleeplessness, illness and harassment are plaguing the family and for the sake of them all, Romaine has to confront moving to a sleepy rural village.

Pete has long revelled in the unruly and bohemian side of Brighton and Hove. Now in his early fifties he is weary of jostling with tourists and party-goers and feels like a stranger in his own town. Having recently met someone on line who lives a mobile home in Aberystwyth, Pete prepares to pack up and move three hundred miles to be with them.

Producer: Sarah Bowen.

02Frustrations20141105

02Frustrations2014110520150811 (R4)

Each year about three million people across the country pack their entire life into a removal truck and move home. And for most people it is rarely simple. Even the most meticulously planned move can be complicated and traumatic, the most optimistic people reduced to tears.

This week Rosie meets Romaine, a dynamic, fast-talking businesswoman who loves London, thriving on its energy and opportunities. But bringing up young boys and running a fashion company from their two bedroom flat is proving challenging. Sleeplessness, illness and harassment are plaguing the family and for the sake of them all, Romaine has to confront moving to a sleepy rural village.

Pete has long revelled in the unruly and bohemian side of Brighton and Hove. Now in his early fifties he is weary of jostling with tourists and party-goers and feels like a stranger in his own town. Having recently met someone on line who lives a mobile home in Aberystwyth, Pete prepares to pack up and move three hundred miles to be with them.

Producer: Sarah Bowen.

02Frustrations20141105

Each year about three million people across the country pack their entire life into a removal truck and move home. And for most people it is rarely simple. Even the most meticulously planned move can be complicated and traumatic, the most optimistic people reduced to tears.

This week Rosie meets Romaine, a dynamic, fast-talking businesswoman who loves London, thriving on its energy and opportunities. But bringing up young boys and running a fashion company from their two bedroom flat is proving challenging. Sleeplessness, illness and harassment are plaguing the family and for the sake of them all, Romaine has to confront moving to a sleepy rural village.

Pete has long revelled in the unruly and bohemian side of Brighton and Hove. Now in his early fifties he is weary of jostling with tourists and party-goers and feels like a stranger in his own town. Having recently met someone on line who lives a mobile home in Aberystwyth, Pete prepares to pack up and move three hundred miles to be with them.

Producer: Sarah Bowen.

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032014111220150824 (R4)

Rosie Millard hears the hopes of two people moving hundreds of miles across the UK.

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Rosie Millard hears the hopes of two people moving hundreds of miles across the UK.

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032014111220150824 (R4)

On average we move eight times during our lives and end up quite close to where we are born.

But this week Rosie meets Tina, an American artist and serial mover. Tina gets itchy feet within months and is now drawn by the light and coastline of the North East. Fascinated by Scarborough where she knows no one but one on-line friend, Tina is trying to raise the money to make the 250 mile move through crowdfunding.

Jim and Sheila are leaving behind their beloved converted barn to move from Derby to Northern Ireland. Sheila has never lived outside Derby but now in her 70s, Jim is taking her across the North Sea with her Labradors and his home-made aeroplane to be nearer the grandchildren and, with cheaper house prices, a dream of living like kings. But sadly before they go, they have a secret they must bid farewell to.

Producers: Simon Elmes and Sarah Bowen.

032014111220150824 (R4)

On average we move eight times during our lives and end up quite close to where we are born.

But this week Rosie meets Tina, an American artist and serial mover. Tina gets itchy feet within months and is now drawn by the light and coastline of the North East. Fascinated by Scarborough where she knows no one but one on-line friend, Tina is trying to raise the money to make the 250 mile move through crowdfunding.

Jim and Sheila are leaving behind their beloved converted barn to move from Derby to Northern Ireland. Sheila has never lived outside Derby but now in her 70s, Jim is taking her across the North Sea with her Labradors and his home-made aeroplane to be nearer the grandchildren and, with cheaper house prices, a dream of living like kings. But sadly before they go, they have a secret they must bid farewell to.

Producers: Simon Elmes and Sarah Bowen.

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032014111220150818 (R4)

On average we move eight times during our lives and end up quite close to where we are born.

But this week Rosie meets Tina, an American artist and serial mover. Tina gets itchy feet within months and is now drawn by the light and coastline of the North East. Fascinated by Scarborough where she knows no one but one on-line friend, Tina is trying to raise the money to make the 250 mile move through crowdfunding.

Jim and Sheila are leaving behind their beloved converted barn to move from Derby to Northern Ireland. Sheila has never lived outside Derby but now in her 70s, Jim is taking her across the North Sea with her Labradors and his home-made aeroplane to be nearer the grandchildren and, with cheaper house prices, a dream of living like kings. But sadly before they go, they have a secret they must bid farewell to.

Producers: Simon Elmes and Sarah Bowen.

032014111220150818 (R4)

On average we move eight times during our lives and end up quite close to where we are born.

But this week Rosie meets Tina, an American artist and serial mover. Tina gets itchy feet within months and is now drawn by the light and coastline of the North East. Fascinated by Scarborough where she knows no one but one on-line friend, Tina is trying to raise the money to make the 250 mile move through crowdfunding.

Jim and Sheila are leaving behind their beloved converted barn to move from Derby to Northern Ireland. Sheila has never lived outside Derby but now in her 70s, Jim is taking her across the North Sea with her Labradors and his home-made aeroplane to be nearer the grandchildren and, with cheaper house prices, a dream of living like kings. But sadly before they go, they have a secret they must bid farewell to.

Producers: Simon Elmes and Sarah Bowen.

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On average we move eight times during our lives and end up quite close to where we are born.

But this week Rosie meets Tina, an American artist and serial mover. Tina gets itchy feet within months and is now drawn by the light and coastline of the North East. Fascinated by Scarborough where she knows no one but one on-line friend, Tina is trying to raise the money to make the 250 mile move through crowdfunding.

Jim and Sheila are leaving behind their beloved converted barn to move from Derby to Northern Ireland. Sheila has never lived outside Derby but now in her 70s, Jim is taking her across the North Sea with her Labradors and his home-made aeroplane to be nearer the grandchildren and, with cheaper house prices, a dream of living like kings. But sadly before they go, they have a secret they must bid farewell to.

Producers: Simon Elmes and Sarah Bowen.