IN THE CUT-THROAT realm of reality TV, “Wanted Down Under” is a survivor. A daytime fixture that has just finished its 13th season, the BBC documentary follows Britons contemplating relocating to Australia or New Zealand. Equal parts travel, property and life-makeover programme, it has a rival, “A New Life in Oz”, on Channel 5.

So the part from "equal" and onward gets unclear here since I can't think of a reasonable explanation to that equal part things. How often is "equal parts" used in such manner, how do I better make that out?

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    The phrasing in the original seems straightforward. What seems to be the problem?
    – Lawrence
    Mar 23 '19 at 3:19
  • It may seem straightforward to a native speaker. Not to me. Like my friend explained to me earlier that it means consist, a drama consists of three topics. But without any explanation, I could never come anywhere near this meaning. So if it is straight forward to you, can you offer me some other examples. When I searched on Google, it was all about math. Thank
    – user330039
    Mar 23 '19 at 7:19
  • Each Stack Exchange community defines its primary audience in its tour. Those for English Language & Usage would likely find the original straightforward, while some in the English Language Learners might need more help. Nevertheless, we welcome you and your questions here. The more basic a question, though, the more you need to explain what exactly you don’t understand. This is so that the community can then address the specific problem.
    – Lawrence
    Mar 23 '19 at 23:07
  • As to your question, “equal parts X, Y and Z” is a fairly well-known formula. As Kate’s answer notes, it means you have X, Y and Z, and you have about the same amount of each of them.
    – Lawrence
    Mar 23 '19 at 23:10

The content of the programme consists of travel documentary, property (house hunting) and 'life-makeover' (advice on starting a new life) in about equal proportions.

  • Thanks for the elaboration.
    – user330039
    Mar 23 '19 at 9:22

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