Isle trial for TV show

By Ross Findon

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

 

Isle trial for TV show

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.

Island v Island

Fuerteventura

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.

Location:

Atlantic Ocean, 62 miles off the coast of North Africa

Size:

641sq miles, 62 miles north to south and 19 miles east to west

Temperature:

Average temperatures ranging from 15C in winter to 28C in summer

Population:

103,167 in 2005

Wildlife:

Home to one of only two surviving populations of the Canarian Egyptian Vulture

Isle of Wight

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.

Location:

The Solent, around half a mile from the mainland (between Hurst Castle and Fort Albert)

Size:

148 sq miles, 23 miles east to west and 13 miles north to south

Temperature:

Average temperatures ranging from 3C in winter to 21C in summer

Population:

138,000 in 2011

Wildlife:

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"

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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!

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by Tony Tiltman Jnr

19th March 2014, at 16:03:05

Good for you Matthew, I'm Island born and bred, but i will not be Island Dead.

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by matthew eldridge

19th March 2014, at 10:46:47

i would allways choose the island english born english bred and staying here

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by Tony Tiltman Jnr

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 programme

Lifestyle on the IOW a place for "The dead or the dying"

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by steve paul taylor

18th March 2014, at 18:40:49

Simple init there's a whole new world over there said Chis Columbus

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by Mike Crowe

18th March 2014, at 18:20:47

Oh Steve you are so clever .................................. :-(

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by steve paul taylor

18th March 2014, at 16:34:20

Other places to see red squirrels
North East

Hyning Scout, Lancashire

Hartburn Glebe, Northumberland

Irthing Gorge, Northumberland

Letah Wood, Northumberland

Kielder Forest, Northumberland

Wallington Estate, Northumberland

Whittle Dene, Northumberland



North West

Beckmickle Ing, ****bria

Hebblethwaite Hall, ****bria

Ridgewood, ****bria

Formby, Merseyside



West Midlands

Cannock Chase, Staffordshire



East Midlands





South East

Borthwood Copse, Isle of Wight



South West

Brownsea Island, Dorset



Scotland

Bennachie, Aberdeenshire

Culbin, Moray

Galloway Forest Park, Dumfries and Galloway

Kilmichael Forest, Argyll and Bute

Crinan Woods, Argyll and Bute

Glencharnoch Wood, Highland

Moncreiffe, Perth and Kinross

Huntly Wood, Perth and Kinross

Backmuir, Angus

Abriachan Woods, Inverness



Wales

Hiraethog Forest, Denbighshire

Coed y Brenin, Gwynedd

Plas Newydd, Angl

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by Steve Parkes

18th March 2014, at 12:53:11

It's much cheaper to cross to and from Fuerteventura than the Wight.

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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,

Any views or opinions presented in the comments above are solely those of the author and do not represent those of the Isle of Wight County Press.

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