British families search for dream holiday homes around the world. A presenter shows them around three or four properties and offers advice on the pros and cons of buying a home in another country. The roster of presenters has included Zilpah Hartley, Amanda Lamb, Jonnie Irwin, Jasmine Harman and Laura Hamilton. "A Place in the Sun" premiered on Channel 4 in 2000. There have been a number of spin-off series, including "A Place in France", "A Place in Spain" and "A Place by the Sea".