Getaways
Genre
Entertainment, Factual
Format
6 x 30 mins
Distrubtion Rights Available
Worldwide

Series 8

In this new series, Joe and Angela collect passport stamps in the USA, Austria, Italy, France and Greece.

Stateside, Kennedy Space Centre captures their imagination before a cruise down the coast to sub-tropical Florida Keys.  Doing it like the locals, Joe & Angela have a go at conch shell blowing, tuck into Key Lime Pie and lift off in Jetpacks. Their American adventure continues in Miami where they discover life’s a beach at “SoBe” (or South Beach to visitors) and they explore the arty side of the city in Little Havana.

It’s a winter sports getaway in the Austrian Alps where they test their nerve snowboarding, cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Bad Hofgastein is famous for its’ thermal waters so there’s a bit of spa time before a day trip to Salzburg, for a musical pilgrimage to Mozart’s birthplace and a skip through the Mirabell gardens, the location for iconic scenes from family classic “The Sound of Music”.

They travel to the Ionian island of Zante (or Zakynthos), famed for its’ white sandy beaches. A favourite is photogenic Navagio, also known as “Shipwreck Cove”. And Joe & Angela drag themselves away from the beach to travel to the Greek mainland, for a visit to ancient Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic Games. Did you know over two thousand years ago the male athletes competed in the nude?!

In Italy they kick back in Puglia, one of the less known regions on the country’s tourist trail, found “at the heel of the boot”. A signature sight is the white-washed collection of conical-roofed “Trulli” houses in Alberobello. Baroque architecture, ancient farmhouses and of course pasta aplenty make theirs an a la carte menu of tourist must-sees.

Nantes in Southern Brittany has been tagged “the loopiest city in France” and our pair will find out why. The once industrial city has become a huge outdoor gallery, with a ten mile green line taking you on a trail with implausibly large modern artworks. To get around the city? What else, but a 12-metre high mechanical elephant! Sacre bleu! 

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Episode Guide

Episode 1 The new series kicks off in America’s sunshine state, Florida. Kennedy Space Centre captures Joe and Angela’s imagination before they head south to Miami, where they explore the arty side of the city and Little Havana – as well as trying the latest watersports craze, jetpacking. Their American adventure continues further down the coast as they travel to the sub-tropical Florida Keys. Doing it like locals, they have a go at conch shell blowing and tuck into what else, Key Lime Pie. In this week’s short Getaway Angela visits Northern Ireland’s latest tourist attraction, the Gobbins Cliff Path in County Antrim.

Episode 2 This week Joe and Angela travel to the Ionian island of Zante (or Zakynthos) famed for its white sandy beaches. A favourite is photogenic Navagio, also known as “Shipwreck Cove”. Angela gets cultural on a trip to the Greek mainland for a visit to ancient Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic Games. Did you know over two thousand years ago the male athletes competed in the nude?! In this week’s short Getaway Joe’s in Waterford to find out what’s on offer in this heritage city.

Episode 3 This week Joe and Angela travel to the Ionian island of Zante (or Zakynthos) famed for its white sandy beaches. A favourite is photogenic Navagio, also known as “Shipwreck Cove”. Angela gets cultural on a trip to the Greek mainland for a visit to ancient Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic Games. Did you know over two thousand years ago the male athletes competed in the nude?! In this week’s short Getaway Joe’s in Waterford to find out what’s on offer in this heritage city.

Episode 4 This week Joe and Angela investigate Puglia, one of Italy’s well-known regions, found “at the heel of the boot”. They explore Alberobello to see the area’s signature sight, the white washed collection of conical-roofed “Trulli” houses. Baroque architecture, ancient farmhouses and, of course, pasta aplenty make theirs an a-la carte menu of tourist must-sees. In this week’s short Getaway Angela visits the National Trust’s Castle Ward in County Down and explores the surrounding area of Strangford Lough. Director – Edel O’Brien

Episode 5 This week Joe and Angela are hitting one of Ireland’s favourite Spanish destinations, Marbella. As well as reporting from the area’s beaches and family attractions, they also visit countryside villages, with day trips to Mijas and Ronda. They also discover why Malaga has become a must-see destination and an important centre for the arts. In this week’s short Getaway Joe is in Kinsale, County Cork to find out why this seaside town is a perennial favourite with sailors, artists and, of course, tourists.

Episode 6 This week Joe and Angela take a city break to Nantes, one of France’s quirkiest destinations. This industrial city has reinvented itself and has become a huge outdoor gallery, with a ten mile green line taking you on a trail featuring implausibly large modern artworks. To get around the city? What else, but a 12-metre high mechanical elephant! Sacre bleu! In this week’s short Getaway Joe is in County Clare to visit the magnificent Cliffs of Moher.


"Critic's Choice 'Pick of the Day' " Mel Clarke