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Wanted Down Under Revisited

Series 10

Episode 9: Restarick Family

Duration: 44 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Ever since a holiday in Australia in his twenties, Richard Restarick had been keen to make a permanent return to the country. But plans to emigrate were put on hold ten years ago after he met the love of his life, Nieva, online.

As their relationship blossomed, Nieva left her home country of the Philippines to join Richard in the UK. After struggling to settle initially, she had grown to love her new life in England and had forged a close-knit group of friends.

But tough times running a business had seen Richard's thoughts return to emigrating down under, and he firmly believed the country could offer his wife and his daughter, Izzy, a brighter future. Nieva, however, wasn't interested in upping sticks and starting again in a new country for a second time and was worried Richard's dreams could drive them into poverty - something she had experienced in her childhood.

A trial week in Adelaide helped Richard convince Nieva they could be happy in Australia, but Izzy was less impressed, and the thought of leaving family and friends saw her vote to stay in the UK.

So, one year on, have the family made the move or decided to stay put in the UK? Show less

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