Channel 5 Commissions Greek Docuseries from RDF West


The U.K.-based production house RDF West, a Banijay Group company, has been commissioned by Channel 5 to produce the four-part observational-documentary series My New Greek Life, due to air next year.

The series will follow people as they give up the rat race in the U.K. and relocate to the Greek islands in search of a new adventure. With its rich cultural history and 3,000 hours of sunshine a year, more and more Brits are deciding to move there in the hope of finding a simpler, more peaceful way to live.

My New Greek Life will see families who have recently made the jump and moved to Greece and follow those who are in the throes of doing so, watching as they try to navigate their way in a new country. Faced with challenges such as learning a new language, finding a home, job, setting up a business, making friends and finding romance, the show’s protagonists will find out if reality matchs up to the idyllic, sun-drenched lifestyle they have been dreaming of.

Jo Scarratt-Jones, deputy head of RDF West and head of popular factual, said: “This series will be an aspirational look at people who have taken the plunge and are trying to realize their dreams of living in Greece. We will be showing Channel 5 viewers not only spectacular scenery in an incredibly beautiful location, but will also, hopefully, inspire audiences to think: ‘If they can do it, maybe so can I…’”