TF1, French Television (the equivalent of BBC1 in France), is planning to film a short feature on home exchanges between English and French people. Lamia Cherki, TF1 London based producer, has asked for Home Base Holidays members who have already arranged exchanges between the UK and France this year (or who are planning to), to get in touch if interested in possibly taking part. Lamia writes:
'This story would be broadcast during our evening news in France and would last about two minutes. It may sound short but it still takes a lot of time to organise and film! What we are looking at is to film the French family as they arrive and settle down in their "new property" in England and at the same time film the English family enjoying their cheese and red wine in their new home in France.
Our London team would film in England and our Paris crew would do the filming in France. We will need to have the agreement of both families. To reassure you, we would only spend a little time with each family and so would not spoil your holidays! Last summer we did a story on English people going on summer holidays to the south of France which was very nice. The home exchange story will be treated in the same friendly spirit.'
If you are a Home Base Holidays member and would like to find out more or have any questions, please contact us and your message will be forwarded to Lamia who will reply to you directly.