Escape From The City
Thursday, abc, 8pm
Devotees of Escape to the Country, the gently paced British homebuying, lifestyle series, are in luck: this is the local version, which explores our own idyllic countryside. The only drawback of this bucolic show is that it’s bereft of that charming English accent. Tonight, 65-year-old Amanda is looking for an old country cottage in Daylesford, Victoria. Host Del Irani (News Breakfast, pictured) uses her financial prowess and finds four houses that should fulfil Amanda’s wishlist, but also involves Amanda considering some exciting new options.