Mondays, on Channel 4
Ordinary British families up sticks and travel the globe in search of life-changing experiences.
Gary Fisher always thought there must be more to life than a car in the garage and a mortgage round his neck, and now he plans to find out. Gary wants to see if it's possible for a welder from Warrington to take on the middle class dream and buy an ocean-going yacht and sail his wife and twin toddlers to America. But the only way he can afford his dream is to do all the restoration work on the boat himself. Over two gruelling years he spends every penny, and every spare minute of his time attempting to get the boat on the water. But as the yacht nears completion his marriage falls apart. This film charts the emotional journey of a man whose desire to build a better life for his family risks losing them entirely.
Cocooned by wealth and private schooling, John Willmott, 55, and his three children - Cyrus (12), Emile (nine) and Eliane (six) - have lived a charmed existence. But now mum Rafia, 33, wants to burst their privileged bubble, hoping the whole family will learn some valuable lessons. In the Himalayas, the Mongolian steppes and deep in the Papuan rainforest, she seeks out places and people untouched by the modern world. Theirs is an epic journey that includes encounters with the Dalai Lama and one of the world's remotest tribes, but will it make a lasting impact on their lives?