Programme Index

Discover 10,249,320 listings and 227,720 playable programmes from the BBC

Wanted Down Under Revisited

Series 11

Episode 3: Buchanan Family

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales HD

In 2011 the Buchanan family faced a huge decision - whether to leave their family in Scotland to start a new life down under. The family lived in Armadale, a small town outside Edinburgh and consisted of Angie, Jason, Angie's son Jordan, who was then 18, Angie's daughter Sophie, who was 13, and two-year-old son Jamie. Angie and Jason had been married for six years, but since the beginning of their relationship Jason had just one dream for his family. But unfortunately for Jason, Angie had very different ideas about where their future should be - she wanted that to stay at home in Scotland.

However, concerns about her children's future in Scotland at that time had pushed Angie towards at least considering a move to Australia. One of the main reasons for a change of heart was because of her first child Jordan. He was born with special needs, and his physical disabilities were so improved in the sunshine in the UK that a life lived in warmth down under could improve his life dramatically.

But it was Angie's daughter Sophie who was resisting the move the most. She couldn't face living on the other side of the world from her dad. And Angie too was worried about giving up on her tight-knit family at home.

Jason had just one week to convince Angie this was the right move for everyone. It was a rollercoaster of a week that tantalisingly promised life transforming changes to their lives. It was always going to be a hard one to call, so six long years later just where have the Buchanan family put down their roots? Show less

About this data

This data is drawn from the data stream that informs BBC's iPlayer and Sounds. The information shows what was scheduled to be broadcast, meaning it was/is subject to change and may not be accurate. More