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Old Feb 28th, 2005, 07:11 AM
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I am writing to you from a TV production company called Ricochet. We are currently producing the fifth series of No Going Back and I am looking for people who are selling up in the UK and moving abroad to start a new business venture. I would love to hear from anyone who is doing something along these lines. Please contact me on [email protected]
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Old Feb 28th, 2005, 07:30 AM
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For your purpose, does it matter where they move to, as long as it is outside the UK? Also, the person must have moved FROM the UK, not from elsewhere in Europe, is that right?

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Old Feb 28th, 2005, 07:36 AM
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Anyone else find it ironic that a company called Ricochet is making a programme with this title?
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Old Feb 28th, 2005, 07:37 AM
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It never ceases to amaze me how many TV shows in the UK are about people moving away from the UK.

This shows a major cultural difference between UK/US.
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Old Feb 28th, 2005, 07:43 AM
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I'm a little lost, PatrickLondon. Richochet means to bounce off and not come back. Why is that ironic in this case? What WOULD be ironic is if the production company were named booomerang. Or am I missing something?
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Old Feb 28th, 2005, 07:44 AM
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Would this be considered advertising?
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Old Feb 28th, 2005, 07:46 AM
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British people have always had itchy feet.
Think where you would be living now if they hadn't.
 
Old Feb 28th, 2005, 08:33 AM
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There's also an element of randomness to a ricochet that adds to the irony. Multiple collisions, indeterminate direction.

(p.s. There's a wireless internet provider called Ricochet - but they're floundering.)
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Old Feb 28th, 2005, 08:42 AM
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marclewis:

I should think a brief notice in Le Sudouest would yield hundreds of responses from all the Brits wandering around the Dordogne opening B&Bs and tea salons and selling prawn crackers from market stalls.
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Old Feb 28th, 2005, 11:53 PM
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too late...the show deals with people who want to leave, not those who left. they show life in the UK then life afterwards. Anyway a brit moving to Dordogne is about as interesting and unique as a show about a californian moving to boulder, CO.

the show is actually pretty well done and very popular in the UK.
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Old Mar 1st, 2005, 12:59 AM
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As long as - just once - they find some people who take the trouble to learn the language and find out about things like planning and legal requirements before they go.
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Old Mar 1st, 2005, 03:23 AM
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But Patrick, where would be the entertainment value in that?!
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Old Mar 1st, 2005, 04:36 AM
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It would make a change, which would be something. Serves me right for watching too much TV, I suppose, but it's amazing how quickly this week's bright new twist becomes next week's boring old stereotype. And believe me, this particular one is positively cringe-making.
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