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The Great EscapeRTÉ One, Tuesday, 10.15pm

About the Show

The Great Escape is back with an exciting new series to follow Irish families taking the plunge, and leaving Ireland in search of a better life. The series looks at four families who have decided that, even in these economic boom times, they long for a better future for themselves and their children. They want a comfortable life where their children won't have to struggle to get onto the property ladder and where two incomes go a long way.

This insightful series follows them on their journeys and sees just how they cope in a new environment, without the usual support systems of friends, family, and the familiarity of home. We see them setting up businesses, developing new careers, making new friends, and overcoming huge cultural differences. The Great Escape has it all.

Barbara and Lee with family
Barbara and Lee with family