By Ross Findon
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
An episode of the Channel 4 show A place in the Sun: Home or Away is being filmed on the Isle of Wight. Picture by Jennifer Burton.
A TEAM from the long-running Channel 4 series A Place in the Sun: Home or Away, will be filming on the Isle of Wight this week.
The team will be focussing on the dilemma of a couple trying to decide on whether to relocate to the Isle of Wight or Fuerteventura, one of the Canary Islands.
Filming is due to finish on the Island on Thursday.
"Neil wants all year sun and Steph wants to stay in the UK and enjoy the lifestyle the Isle of Wight has to offer," said a researcher for the programme.
The second largest of the Canary Islands with the longest beaches, making it very popular with tourists since the first hotel was built in 1965.
Atlantic Ocean, 62 miles off the coast of North Africa
641sq miles, 62 miles north to south and 19 miles east to west
Average temperatures ranging from 15C in winter to 28C in summer
103,167 in 2005
Home to one of only two surviving populations of the Canarian Egyptian Vulture
Recognised by travel guide Lonely Planet as one of the best places in the world for cycling, the Island is also home to the award-winning Isle of Wight and Bestival Music Festivals. Regularly it is also one of the sunniest places in the UK.
The Solent, around half a mile from the mainland (between Hurst Castle and Fort Albert)
148 sq miles, 23 miles east to west and 13 miles north to south
Average temperatures ranging from 3C in winter to 21C in summer
138,000 in 2011
Home of one of the UK’s last remaining red squirrel populations
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by Tony Tiltman Jnr
20th March 2014, at 10:15:57
Yes and not to mention...."Home to one of only two surviving populations of the Canarian Egyptian Vulture"
by Colin Barton
20th March 2014, at 00:30:10
Lots of eastern block there,so should be pretty easy for extras,and cuts down on the pickpot over here!
19th March 2014, at 16:03:05
Good for you Matthew, I'm Island born and bred, but i will not be Island Dead.
by matthew eldridge
19th March 2014, at 10:46:47
i would allways choose the island english born english bred and staying here
18th March 2014, at 19:03:53
"Neil wants all year sun and Steph wants to stay in the UK and enjoy the lifestyle the Isle of Wight has to offer," said a researcher for the programmeLifestyle on the IOW a place for "The dead or the dying"
by steve paul taylor
18th March 2014, at 18:40:49
Simple init there's a whole new world over there said Chis Columbus
by Mike Crowe
18th March 2014, at 18:20:47
Oh Steve you are so clever .................................. :-(
18th March 2014, at 16:34:20
Other places to see red squirrels North EastHyning Scout, LancashireHartburn Glebe, NorthumberlandIrthing Gorge, NorthumberlandLetah Wood, NorthumberlandKielder Forest, NorthumberlandWallington Estate, NorthumberlandWhittle Dene, Northumberland North WestBeckmickle Ing, ****briaHebblethwaite Hall, ****briaRidgewood, ****briaFormby, Merseyside West MidlandsCannock Chase, Staffordshire East Midlands South EastBorthwood Copse, Isle of Wight South WestBrownsea Island, Dorset ScotlandBennachie, AberdeenshireCulbin, Moray Galloway Forest Park, Dumfries and Galloway Kilmichael Forest, Argyll and ButeCrinan Woods, Argyll and ButeGlencharnoch Wood, HighlandMoncreiffe, Perth and KinrossHuntly Wood, Perth and KinrossBackmuir, AngusAbriachan Woods, Inverness WalesHiraethog Forest, DenbighshireCoed y Brenin, GwyneddPlas Newydd, Angl
by Steve Parkes
18th March 2014, at 12:53:11
It's much cheaper to cross to and from Fuerteventura than the Wight.
by Colin Russell
18th March 2014, at 12:36:27
ITs a no brainer, ,,,,,,,, at least Fuerteventura have not got a planing dept like ours,
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