The Real Swiss Family Robinson

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The Blanch Family in Tanzania

Series 1 · Episode 4

Hospitality king and queen Chris Edwardes and Amanda Blanch have worked round the clock for the last 9 years to make a success of their hotel - and a dinner club in Brighton. But since the recession they've hit crisis point. They're struggling to stay afloat with an enormous million pound loan to pay off. That would be bad enough, but for Amanda it’s made worse by the guilt she feels for work having got in the way of family life - and time she hasn’t spent with her children, 18 yr old Jake, and 16 yr old India. They head off for 3 weeks on an island off Pemba in Tanzania, to spend much needed time as a family - and to make some key decisions about what to do with their sinking business. It’s a whole new world for the Blanch family as They head off for 3 weeks on an island off Pemba in Tanzania, to spend much needed time as a family - and to make some key decisions about what to do with their sinking business. It’s a whole new world for the Blanch family as they overcook octopus the boys have spent hours hunting for and then after stumbling knee deep in mud for a crab, struggle to cook that too. But once they adapt to their new African environment and get a taste of local life, they come away with very different priorities and a new way to battle their massive debt.
 
 

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