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Pelan/Gibney Family

Episode 10 of 20

Series in which families try out life overseas. A sports-loving couple from different backgrounds are looking for a life away from prejudice.

Marty and Magz's relationship has blossomed in a city where being from different backgrounds can sometimes cause issues. Now, the outdoor sports-loving couple are keen to make a new life away from prejudices, and Marty believes Australia could be the perfect place.

Starting again on the other side of the world wouldn't be easy for Magz however - a previous move away from home saw her struggle with being separated from family. Spending a week in Melbourne, the couple discover Australia certainly holds appeal, but will that be enough to see Magz break the close bonds she has at home?

44 minutes


Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:03

    Amy Winehouse

    He Can Only Hold Her

  • 00:05

    Broken Bells

    After The Disco

  • 00:10


    Paris Is Burning

  • 00:12

    Franz Ferdinand

    Right Action

  • 00:12

    Eliza Doolittle

    Big When I Was Little

  • 00:14

    The Cardigans

    My Favourite Game

  • 00:14

    Mark Ronson

    Valerie (Instrumental)

  • 00:16

    Finley Quaye

    Beautiful Nature

  • 00:16

    Noah and the Whale

    2 Atoms in a Molecule

  • 00:20

    The Wombats


  • 00:26

    Katy Perry

    Wide Awake

  • 00:27

    Imagine Dragons


  • 00:29

    Alan Walker

    Faded (feat. Iselin Solheim)

  • 00:30


    Into The Light

  • 00:31

    Lily Allen


  • 00:33

    Lily Allen

    Air Balloon

  • 00:39

    Take That

    Greatest Day

  • 00:28

    Imagine Dragons

    The River

  • 00:41

    Snow Patrol

    Chasing Cars

Pelan/Gibney update

Pelan/Gibney update

Marty and Magz left Australia fully expecting to be returning as soon as possible to start a new life down under.  However, circumstances changed when they got back to the UK. 

Just weeks after returning Marty was offered a job working with young people affected by cancer.  He felt that he couldn't turn down an opportunity he saw as his dream job, and he's now thriving in his new position. 

The thought of leaving family and friends behind also became very daunting for the couple, meaning that while a move to Melbourne still comes up in conversation, it's been put on hold for the time being. 

For now the couple are planning for life in Northern Ireland, and are looking to purchase property outside of the city, which they hope will give them some of the lifestyle opportunities they went looking for in Australia.


Role Contributor
Presenter Nicki Chapman
Producer Leanne Rene
Director Leanne Rene
Series Producer Simon Miller
Executive Producer Paul Connolly