Desperately Seeking SheilaSeries | 2004 | SBS, ITV
Four single ‘bush bachelors’ who live & work in rural Western Australia are desperately seeking a Sheila. With geographical isolation, and a lack of women living in the bush reducing their chances of meeting the woman of their dreams, they agree to sign up for some help.
Backed by the Western Australian Farmers Federation, a dating initiative is hatched whereby single British women are selected and flown 12 thousand miles from the other side of the world to meet the bachelors. The British Sheilas are joined by six single women from Perth who are also looking to find love.
Over a weekend in Perth, each Bush Bachelor dates three women before finally picking one to spend a month with him living & working the life of a bush wife. What will our ‘sheilas’ make of these guys and how will they cope in some of the most remote places on earth? Will they find love?
Desperately Seeking Sheila follows these single men and women as they meet, date and attempt to make a life with each other in the harsh and isolated conditions of the Australian outback.