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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.

Next on...

Episode 6, Series 4

Wednesday May 24 at 23:00

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 May 25 at 03:50

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 May 25 at 21:15

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 May 25 at 22:00

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…

Episode 6, Series 4

Friday May 26 at 02:25

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

Friday May 26 at 03:10

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…

Episode 7, Series 4

Friday May 26 at 06:00

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…

Episode 7, Series 4

Friday May 26 at 11:50

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…

Episode 7, Series 4

Friday May 26 at 18:00

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…

Episode 7, Series 4

Saturday May 27 at 18:00

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…

Episode 7, Series 4

Saturday May 27 at 23:55

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…

Episode 7, Series 4

Sunday May 28 at 08:35

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…

Episode 6, Series 4

Sunday May 28 at 18:55

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

Sunday May 28 at 19:40

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…

Episode 7, Series 4

Monday May 29 at 00:20

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…

Episode 7, Series 4

Monday May 29 at 04:10

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…

Episode 7, Series 4

Wednesday May 31 at 23:00

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…

Episode 7, Series 4

Thursday June 1 at 03:55

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…

Episode 7, Series 4

Thursday June 1 at 21:15

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…

Episode 8, Series 4

Thursday June 1 at 22:00

Morocco

Ben travels to the Atlas Mountains in Morocco to meet a couple who shunned the American dream to live in a remote mud house, but times are tough and they're running out of money and…

Episode 7, Series 4

Friday June 2 at 02:05

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…

Episode 8, Series 4

Friday June 2 at 02:50

Morocco

Ben travels to the Atlas Mountains in Morocco to meet a couple who shunned the American dream to live in a remote mud house, but times are tough and they're running out of money and…

Episode 8, Series 4

Friday June 2 at 06:00

Morocco

Ben travels to the Atlas Mountains in Morocco to meet a couple who shunned the American dream to live in a remote mud house, but times are tough and they're running out of money and…

Episode 8, Series 4

Friday June 2 at 12:20

Morocco

Ben travels to the Atlas Mountains in Morocco to meet a couple who shunned the American dream to live in a remote mud house, but times are tough and they're running out of money and…

Episode 8, Series 4

Friday June 2 at 18:00

Morocco

Ben travels to the Atlas Mountains in Morocco to meet a couple who shunned the American dream to live in a remote mud house, but times are tough and they're running out of money and…

Episode 8, Series 4

Saturday June 3 at 18:00

Morocco

Ben travels to the Atlas Mountains in Morocco to meet a couple who shunned the American dream to live in a remote mud house, but times are tough and they're running out of money and…

Episode 4, Series 4

Saturday June 3 at 20:30

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 5, Series 4

Saturday June 3 at 21:15

Ibiza

In a secluded valley on the island of Ibiza, Ben lives in a commune with an ex-navy officer who shunned a life of wealth and excess on the high seas for a back-to-basics existence.…

Episode 6, Series 4

Saturday June 3 at 22:00

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

Saturday June 3 at 22:45

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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