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Where the Wild Men Are with Ben Fogle

Series 2

About the show

A life less ordinary

Adventurer Ben Fogle meets more people who have turned their backs on the trappings of Western society and set up home in some of the most isolated locations on Earth.

We all occasionally dream of giving up the day job and moving away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. But some people take their desire to get away from it all to the extremes. In this returning series, Ben Fogle lives with different people who inhabit some of the most remote locations in the world.

This series sees Ben join British dump-truck driver, Ian, who sold ‘his life’ on eBay and bought his own primitive Caribbean island off the coast of Panama.

Colbert quit high finance and moved to the Southern Georgian swamplands. Access to his self-built cabin is via canoe. He survives by living off the creatures that inhabit this dangerous back-water.

‘Jungle Neil’ traded in his life as a cab driver in Florida to become a coconut farmer in the Philippines. Daily life might be tough, but the evenings are spent singing and playing the guitar.

Other ‘wild’ men include Steve, a 69 year old ex-fighter pilot who has set up home in the foothills of the Himalayas in northern India.

Ben wants to discover the realities of leaving it all behind – is it daring, or downright crazy?

Host

Ben Fogle

Ben Fogle

Ben is an English adventurer, author, producer and presenter.

He made his first television appearance by participating in the BBC reality show Castaway in 2000. The series followed a group of 36 people marooned on a Scottish island and tasked with creating a self-sufficient community for one year.

Ben has presented a number of TV shows including Extreme Dreams, Countrywise, Harbour Lives and Crufts.

He writes regularly for the Sunday Telegraph and is the author of six books, several of which have appeared on The Sunday Times bestsellers list.

Ben is a keen adventurer and sportsman. After deciding to take part in an Atlantic rowing race, he approached James Cracknell at a party and asked him if he wanted to join him in the challenge. The pair went on to row across the Atlantic in 49 days, setting the British pairs record. In 2009 they joined forces again to take part in a foot race to the South Pole, taking 18 days and coming second overall.

Ben lives with his wife Marina and their children, Ludo and Iona.

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Episode 3, Series 1

Friday October 27 at 06:00

New Zealand

Ben goes to New Zealand and spends time with a hunter-gatherer couple who have raised two teenagers in complete isolation. 3/4

Episode 1, Series 4

Friday October 27 at 08:25

Washington

Ben heads to the forests of the North Cascade Mountains in Washington, USA, to live with British-born Lynx Vilden, who employs some tricks of the Stone Age to survive in the Wilderness…

Episode 3, Series 1

Friday October 27 at 10:05

New Zealand

Ben goes to New Zealand and spends time with a hunter-gatherer couple who have raised two teenagers in complete isolation. 3/4

Episode 1, Series 4

Friday October 27 at 13:50

Washington

Ben heads to the forests of the North Cascade Mountains in Washington, USA, to live with British-born Lynx Vilden, who employs some tricks of the Stone Age to survive in the Wilderness…

Episode 1, Series 4

Friday October 27 at 20:20

Washington

Ben heads to the forests of the North Cascade Mountains in Washington, USA, to live with British-born Lynx Vilden, who employs some tricks of the Stone Age to survive in the Wilderness…

Episode 1, Series 4

Saturday October 28 at 00:25

Washington

Ben heads to the forests of the North Cascade Mountains in Washington, USA, to live with British-born Lynx Vilden, who employs some tricks of the Stone Age to survive in the Wilderness…

Episode 4, Series 1

Tuesday October 31 at 06:00

Texas

Ben hunts rattlesnakes and meets eccentric desert folk with a former fashion photographer who ditched his New York mansion for the Texan wilderness. 4/4

Episode 4, Series 1

Tuesday October 31 at 10:20

Texas

Ben hunts rattlesnakes and meets eccentric desert folk with a former fashion photographer who ditched his New York mansion for the Texan wilderness. 4/4

Episode 4, Series 1

Tuesday October 31 at 14:35

Texas

Ben hunts rattlesnakes and meets eccentric desert folk with a former fashion photographer who ditched his New York mansion for the Texan wilderness. 4/4

Episode 2, Series 4

Wednesday November 1 at 06:00

Tanzania

Ben meets Yorkshire-born Moli and his Californian wife Noelle in Tanzania, who run a safari business and live nomadically in a remote African wilderness. 2/8

Episode 2, Series 4

Wednesday November 1 at 09:15

Tanzania

Ben meets Yorkshire-born Moli and his Californian wife Noelle in Tanzania, who run a safari business and live nomadically in a remote African wilderness. 2/8

Episode 2, Series 4

Wednesday November 1 at 15:35

Tanzania

Ben meets Yorkshire-born Moli and his Californian wife Noelle in Tanzania, who run a safari business and live nomadically in a remote African wilderness. 2/8

Episode 2, Series 4

Wednesday November 1 at 20:20

Tanzania

Ben meets Yorkshire-born Moli and his Californian wife Noelle in Tanzania, who run a safari business and live nomadically in a remote African wilderness. 2/8

Episode 2, Series 4

Thursday November 2 at 00:30

Tanzania

Ben meets Yorkshire-born Moli and his Californian wife Noelle in Tanzania, who run a safari business and live nomadically in a remote African wilderness. 2/8

Episode 2, Series 4

Thursday November 2 at 05:15

Tanzania

Ben meets Yorkshire-born Moli and his Californian wife Noelle in Tanzania, who run a safari business and live nomadically in a remote African wilderness. 2/8

Episode 2, Series 4

Thursday November 2 at 08:45

Tanzania

Ben meets Yorkshire-born Moli and his Californian wife Noelle in Tanzania, who run a safari business and live nomadically in a remote African wilderness. 2/8

Episode 3, Series 4

Thursday November 2 at 09:30

Hungary

Ben spends time with Julia Pryke, who left behind a comfortable life in Berkshire, England, to live in a derelict two-bedroom farmhouse in the remote Hungarian countryside. 3/8

Episode 3, Series 4

Thursday November 2 at 15:30

Hungary

Ben spends time with Julia Pryke, who left behind a comfortable life in Berkshire, England, to live in a derelict two-bedroom farmhouse in the remote Hungarian countryside. 3/8

Episode 3, Series 4

Thursday November 2 at 20:25

Hungary

Ben spends time with Julia Pryke, who left behind a comfortable life in Berkshire, England, to live in a derelict two-bedroom farmhouse in the remote Hungarian countryside. 3/8

Episode 3, Series 4

Friday November 3 at 05:15

Hungary

Ben spends time with Julia Pryke, who left behind a comfortable life in Berkshire, England, to live in a derelict two-bedroom farmhouse in the remote Hungarian countryside. 3/8

Episode 4, Series 4

Friday November 3 at 08:35

Canada

Ben meets former War Correspondent Julius Strauss in a remote mountain valley lodge in Canada and finds out how he became one of North America's top grizzly bear guides. 4/8

Episode 4, Series 4

Friday November 3 at 15:30

Canada

Ben meets former War Correspondent Julius Strauss in a remote mountain valley lodge in Canada and finds out how he became one of North America's top grizzly bear guides. 4/8

Episode 4, Series 4

Friday November 3 at 20:10

Canada

Ben meets former War Correspondent Julius Strauss in a remote mountain valley lodge in Canada and finds out how he became one of North America's top grizzly bear guides. 4/8

Episode 4, Series 4

Saturday November 4 at 00:25

Canada

Ben meets former War Correspondent Julius Strauss in a remote mountain valley lodge in Canada and finds out how he became one of North America's top grizzly bear guides. 4/8

Episode 6, Series 4

Wednesday November 8 at 09:20

Mongolia

Ben ventures deep into the freezing tundra of Outer Mongolia to meet a couple who left their comfortable life in America to become missionaries in this remote corner of the world. 6/8

Episode 6, Series 4

Wednesday November 8 at 15:35

Mongolia

Ben ventures deep into the freezing tundra of Outer Mongolia to meet a couple who left their comfortable life in America to become missionaries in this remote corner of the world. 6/8

Episode 6, Series 4

Wednesday November 8 at 20:20

Mongolia

Ben ventures deep into the freezing tundra of Outer Mongolia to meet a couple who left their comfortable life in America to become missionaries in this remote corner of the world. 6/8

Episode 6, Series 4

Thursday November 9 at 00:30

Mongolia

Ben ventures deep into the freezing tundra of Outer Mongolia to meet a couple who left their comfortable life in America to become missionaries in this remote corner of the world. 6/8

Episode 6, Series 4

Thursday November 9 at 05:15

Mongolia

Ben ventures deep into the freezing tundra of Outer Mongolia to meet a couple who left their comfortable life in America to become missionaries in this remote corner of the world. 6/8

Episode 7, Series 4

Thursday November 9 at 09:25

North Carolina

Ben heads to a secret location in the USA's Appalachian Mountains to live with forest dweller Tod Kershaw, a former engineer whose wild tribe must scavenge other people's waste to stay…

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