Escape to the Country is a British daytime television reality property-buying/real estate programme, created by Talkback Thames, which premieres on network BBC One, produced by John Comerford and is repeated on BBC Two. It also airs internationally in broadcast syndication. The program helps potential buyers find their dream home in the rural UK by showcasing three properties for inspection, then asking that week's guests to guess the market price. Episodes also feature information regarding the suburb presented, for example local industry and history. It first aired in October 2002. In later years, production was transferred to Boundless Productions, a division of Fremantle Media. A subsequent series, I Escaped to the Country, revisits potential buyers who had appeared on the primary series. Three series had been broadcast as of early 2019.