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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 3, Series 4

Wednesday January 27 at 00:20

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 2

Wednesday January 27 at 04:25

Panama

On an island off the coast of Panama, Ben spends time with Ian Usher, a Brit who 'sold' his life on eBay and bought his own island for £30,000. 4/4

Episode 4, Series 2

Wednesday January 27 at 06:55

Panama

On an island off the coast of Panama, Ben spends time with Ian Usher, a Brit who 'sold' his life on eBay and bought his own island for £30,000. 4/4

Episode 2, Series 4

Wednesday January 27 at 10:50

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

Wednesday January 27 at 11:40

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 2, Series 4

Wednesday January 27 at 14:55

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

Wednesday January 27 at 15:40

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

Wednesday January 27 at 18:50

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

Wednesday January 27 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 4, Series 4

Thursday January 28 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 3, Series 4

Thursday January 28 at 04:45

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 January 28 at 07:50

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

Thursday January 28 at 11:45

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

Thursday January 28 at 15:40

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

Thursday January 28 at 18:55

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

Thursday January 28 at 20:25

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 5, Series 4

Friday January 29 at 00:25

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 4, Series 4

Friday January 29 at 04:30

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

Friday January 29 at 11:35

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 5, Series 4

Friday January 29 at 15:40

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 5, Series 4

Friday January 29 at 19:00

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

Friday January 29 at 20:30

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

Saturday January 30 at 00:20

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 5, Series 4

Saturday January 30 at 04:45

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 5, Series 4

Saturday January 30 at 06:50

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 January 30 at 08:25

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 1, Series 2

Monday February 1 at 09:30

Georgia, USA

Adventurer Ben Fogle journeys to the swamplands of Georgia to live with Colbert, a former city fat cat turned jungle Tarzan. 1/4

Episode 1, Series 2

Monday February 1 at 15:40

Georgia, USA

Adventurer Ben Fogle journeys to the swamplands of Georgia to live with Colbert, a former city fat cat turned jungle Tarzan. 1/4

Episode 1, Series 2

Monday February 1 at 20:30

Georgia, USA

Adventurer Ben Fogle journeys to the swamplands of Georgia to live with Colbert, a former city fat cat turned jungle Tarzan. 1/4

Episode 1, Series 2

Tuesday February 2 at 04:05

Georgia, USA

Adventurer Ben Fogle journeys to the swamplands of Georgia to live with Colbert, a former city fat cat turned jungle Tarzan. 1/4

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