after reading yesterday thread on the programme it seems there is quite a few of the families featured who are members of PIO... so i thought it would be interesting to see how many of you there are
We filmed the pilot episode of Series one so i guess we were ''the testers'' ,lol. Same circumsatnces as libby in that we were approached by the BBC via the visa company as they were looking for familys who had already submiited their visa's.
We had a great 15 days in Brisbane (Chapel Hill) and visited so many differnt places in that short time.They do edit the show very craftely but i guess they know what makes good viewing. Very tireing but an excellent experience id recommend to anyone who had the chance.
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Although I can not really say they edited ours that much, the only thing they did do was show me crying (which seemed like I was crying for age, but in fact it was only about 2 mins max, just looks longer the way they keep replaying it.
We done series one &2 (revisited)
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I saved Cal's programme.
I can cope with any creature on the planet except for the leech. We used to live in Malaysia when I was a child. I used to go round the garden barefoot. Mostly it was fine - no leeches.
Our Malay amah told me that you must not pull a leech off your skin. Their teeth stay in your skin if you do that, said Minah. She said that if someone pours salt on the leech it will retract its teeth and vanish. She said that applying a lighted cigarette to the leech works as well, but apparently the leech bursts - on you. That is not a viable idea in my view.
I ended up with HORROR of leeches. I used to stand in the garden, scared to move, screaming, "Mummy! Leech! Bring salt!!!" I loved Minah to bits and always will. But for some reason, salt brought by Mum would be better than salt brought by Minah.
Cal was wearing shoes in the film. However, the leech was a leech with an Opportunity. It was easily skinny enough to crawl through the lace-hole in the shoe - or worse - it could have crawled up to her ankle.
Cal's litlte son Zak (tiny then) had a very matter-of-fact approach to the leech. He got a stick and flicked it away, depriving the leech of a Chance. I predict great things for Zak. The boy does not panic and he has a pragmatic solution for everything. He will go far.
I didn't know you had a claim to fame!!!!
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Like Sarah, we did series one and series 2 (revisited).
Series 1 we went to Brisbane, series 2 shows us in Adelaide where we have settled.
I'm confused, what's on BBC2, is that series 1 or 2?
I would like to see the one with Cal, has it been shown this time round?
PS: A nosey question, do they pay for the flights and accomodation?
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Hi folks, For those of us that are avid wanted down under viewers, heres the link to the BBC web page showing the what has been shown and whats coming up. Its seems there is a mixture from series 1 and 2.
BBC - BBC One Programmes - Wanted Down Under - Upcoming episodes
Are you any of these Cal?????
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