Secret Location

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Overview

In a brand new series, Secret Location seeks to solve the problems of frustrated househunters- by showing them the house before they know where it is…

We all want our dream home in our dream location- but with budgets never matching wishlists, for most of us, that remains a dream. Using the blacked out Secret Location car, property finder Sunita Shroff takes would be home buyers in secret to the locations they CAN afford- even if that’s areas they’d never take themselves. Only if they fall for a house, will they find out where it is- and then decide whether that area really can work for them…

Episode 1

In the first programme, Helen and Dan Wright in Oxfordshire get the Secret Location treatment. Having moved around with Dan’s work as a trainee brain surgeon, they are finally able to put down some roots. But their £285,000 hasn’t got them anything like what they want in the pricier parts of the county. There’s tears of joy at the houses- but Sunita just hopes they don’t turn to howls of despair when they find out where they are… And hopefully Sunita can show them- when it comes to finding a new home- it needn’t be brain surgery…

Episode 2

Today, Sunita is with Cathie and Tim in Scotland’s capital- Edinburgh. They relocated to the city and have been planning to get married- but all is on hold until they find the marital home. But after a year of searching the pricier parts of the city- they’re still stuck in rented. Sunita shows them bigger and better than they’ve ever seen before- but just hopes they still look as good once this couple know where they are. And with Cathie falling for one place, while Tim likes another- Sunita just hopes that by the end- she’s not on the hunt for two new homes…

Episode 3

Today, Sunita is on the hunt with Pav and Kabir. Since they started a family, they’ve wanted to leave East Ham in London for pastures new. But East End boy Kabir is scared of moving too far out to find it… It’s quickly clear to Sunita these two want very different things- and they may have to move well out of their comfort zone to get it. And with Kabir adamant that as an Eastender, he won’t go south of the river- Sunita just hopes there isn’t fireworks on the Thames when he finds out where she’s taken him…

Episode 4

This time- Sunita is helping Dominic and Tamara Lake leave their London bubble. These two want more space- but they can’t afford it where they live in Crystal Palace- and so far their search has only taken them a few miles further out- to even pricier locales… Dominic admits they’ve ruled out vast swathes of the South East of England- so it gives Sunita lots of options for her Secret Locations… They like their houses- but it quickly becomes clear the two they like most are in the locations they like least… Sunita just hopes the smiles don’t turn to tears once they find out where their dreams homes really are…

Episode 5

Today- Sunita is in West Lothian with Zoe and Chris. They’ve looked for over a year in a tiny search area- but that’s all that’s small about this search. They’ve got a big old wishlist, witha palatial garage for their classic cars at the top- and with Chris being a 21 stone judo expert and prospective Olympian- the house needs to be big and strong too. Sunita finds them a house they love- but in a place they’ve ruled out. And when that’s revealed- she can only hope the house they love can still become the home they wanted…

Episode 6

Today, Sunita is helping mother and daughter, Angie and Leia in West London. Angie has sold her house and given Leia the deposit to buy her first home- but so far, Leia’s fixation on where she lives in Ealing has meant she’s no further forward. Leia wants a one bedroom party pad but Angie thinks her daughter should be sensible and move further out for a two bed. It’s up to Sunita to introduce them to areas they’d never look- as well as bridge the generation gap.

Episode 7

This time, Sunita is helping Jo and Marcus in Buckinghamshire. They sold their home to find more space- but nearly a year on, they’re stuck in rented and still on the hunt. It’s up to Sunita to take them to new locations- but as she quickly finds out, these two take their time to make decisions- with Jo saying that Marcus needs counselling if they change a tea towel… But after they’ve viewed 4 properties with our property finder- it seems they’re ready to change a whole lot more…

Episode 8

Today Sunita is with Anil & Selina in London. They’ve viewed a whopping 150 properties trying to get what they want in Highbury- and have finally realised they need some help… With their wedding fast approaching, they want to get out of Anil’s mum’s house and into a marital home. And by moving locations, Sunita is able to show them the best properties they’ve been able to afford on their entire search. But by the end, she can only hope they’ll learn their lesson- and it won’t be another 150 viewings until they’re settled…

Episode 9

Today Sunita helps Rebecca and Emma find a half million pound family friendly home. Their converted church home in London’s Forest Hill has proved impractical with their twin girls and they need more space. But they prove to be Sunita’s trickiest customers yet- and even houses outwith their pricy search area are judged not up to scratch. Our plucky property finder doesn’t give up- and finally gets the reaction she’s been looking for- but when they know their dream home is in an area they ruled out- will the smiles turn back to frowns?

Episode 10

Today- Sunita is helping Lisa & Justin find more space- but isn’t sure how far they will move to get it… These two have long since outgrown their cramped home in South London- but looking in only more expensive areas has proved the fast track to staying exactly where they are. Moving doesn’t come naturally to these two- and even bins out for collection on the street have proved enough for them to rule out an area. It’s up to Sunita to get this quest for space off the launchpad…

Episode 11

This time- Sunita is helping a couple bridge a 70 mile gap- and finally set up their first home together… Selim Dayanik & Lindsay Harper want a renovation project in Birmingham. Until they get it- Selim is back living with mum and dad- whilst Lindsay is miles away in Manchester. But these two have restricted their search to a few prestige areas of the city- and have so far found fixer uppers thin on the ground…

It’s up to Sunita to beat their postcode prejudice. But it seems she has a bit of a project herself:- these two say they want a house to renovate- but will they have the vision needed to take one on…?

Episode 12

This time- Sunita has a couple with a great big budget- but a great big wishlist to match! Hannah & Viji Mehta are on the hunt in Hampshire with a whopping £1.5m. But even with that- they’ve found it impossible to get the home of their dreams around pricy Winchester…

Sunita finds it’s hard to please this pair- even when she’s stretching their search area! Be it acres of gardens, oodles of charm or their own indoor pool- it seems they can rule out even the most stunning properties. Eventually-they fall for two potential homes- but when the locations are revealed- Sunita can only hope the houses still look as good….

Episode 13

Teresa Barron has fallen hard for Otley in Yorkshire. But that gives her a tiny search area that can’t accommodate her hefty wishlist… Her sights are set on period charm and epic views of the Yorkshire countryside… but unless Sunita can open her eyes to new areas- she’s going to be looking forever…

Sunita shows Teresa homes that make her jaw drop- and soon Teresa can’t help but hug her. But Sunita can only hope that’s still the case when she tells Teresa where the houses are…

Episode 14

Today- Sunita is in London trying to help Caroline & Ben East:- and confronting one of the smallest search areas she’s ever seen…

These two have been trying to buy their first home for years- but Caroline has been adamant that they won’t be moving out of pricy Barnes. It may be an area they love- but it’s an area they just can’t afford. And as Sunita soon discovers- it’s not just location they’re picky about…

Finally, our plucky property finder shows them just the right house – but what will they think of it when they realise quite how far from Barnes they’ve had to come…

Episode 15

This time, Sunita is in Oxfordshire helping Chris and Carol Agg. They’re trying to downsize to become mortgage free- but also to move closer to their family in the village of Benson. They can’t find what they want- so it’s up to Sunita to show them new locations- where good things really CAN come in small packages…

But Sunita finds that these downsizers still want space- and it takes a few house viewings to get the size right. She soon finds a home that brings delighted cheers from Carol- but also nervous tears about the location… And Sunita can only hope she hasn’t pushed this couple that bit too far…

Episode 16

Today- Sunita is in London- helping one sister find her first home- and the other get HER home back…

First time buyer Angela moved in with sister, Edna, short term while she looked for her first home. But a year later- she’s no further forward… And her obsession with the pricier parts of town like Chiswick isn’t helping… It’s up to Sunita to get her moving- or Edna may just have got herself a permanent house guest…

Sunita soon shows Angela places good enough to make her gasp… But of course- when locations are revealed- she can only hope Angela won’t run screaming back to Edna’s spare room…

Episode 17

Today- Sunita is helping a family move back to the UK. Jordan and Michelle have given up a high spec apartment in Singapore- and expect to find a high end home worth moving back for. But with their tiny search area only taking in the town of Maidenhead- it’s up to Sunita to convince them they’ll need to expand their horizons. She knows other areas that can work for them- and she bowls them over with classy conversions, bespoke bathrooms and cutting edge kitchens. By the end, the houses have made their eyes sparkle- but Sunita can only hope the locations won’t take off the shine…

Episode 18

Today, Sunita is in Ayrshire on Scotland’s West Coast. There’s some glorious views- but her house hunters have their sights set on only one small part…

With a visiting brood of children and grandchildren, Val wants more space. In fact, she’s wanted it for more than 15 years- but it’s taken her until now to convince Bobby! But they only want desirable Troon- and it’s up to Sunita to make them look that little bit further- and get the space they want at a price they can afford…

Soon- Val’s got her heart set on one place- whilst Bobby’s fallen for another… These two wanted more space- Sunita just hopes that doesn’t mean a house each…!

Episode 19

Today- Sunita is in Oxfordshire. She’s with a couple who moved out of London to start a family- but unless they broaden their search area- they’ll struggle to find a home that even fits the two of them…

Fiona & Tom Harold have fallen hard for the pretty town of Thame- but they can’t afford the family home they want here- and so far have barely looked anywhere else. Sunita battles a lengthy wishlist to show them just what the surrounding area has to offer- and eventually they fall for a house. But there’s gasps from our couple when Sunita reveals where they are:- she just hopes it’s gasps of surprise… not of horror…

Episode 20

Today- Sunita is in Birmingham- with a couple whose search is pulling in two different directions… Shams Zaman wants just the right location- but partner Shazia wants just the right house- and that’s been the shortcut to over 100 house viewings…

These two are set on some of the more prestigious parts of Birmingham. But their search has proved they can’t make a compromise on the house- so Sunita must get them to budge on location. They manage to rule out houses for reasons our property finder couldn’t imagine… but by the end, they’re standing in their ideal next home. Though they may well be running back out of it when they discover where it is…