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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 2, Series 6

Sunday April 21 at 01:35

New Zealand

Ben travels to New Zealand's North Island, where he meets a young nomadic family led by Amber and Andy, who spend their life exploring the country's wild landscapes. 2/8

Episode 2, Series 6

Sunday April 21 at 08:55

New Zealand

Ben travels to New Zealand's North Island, where he meets a young nomadic family led by Amber and Andy, who spend their life exploring the country's wild landscapes. 2/8

Episode 2, Series 6

Sunday April 21 at 14:35

New Zealand

Ben travels to New Zealand's North Island, where he meets a young nomadic family led by Amber and Andy, who spend their life exploring the country's wild landscapes. 2/8

Episode 2, Series 6

Sunday April 21 at 22:50

New Zealand

Ben travels to New Zealand's North Island, where he meets a young nomadic family led by Amber and Andy, who spend their life exploring the country's wild landscapes. 2/8

Episode 2, Series 6

Monday April 22 at 04:15

New Zealand

Ben travels to New Zealand's North Island, where he meets a young nomadic family led by Amber and Andy, who spend their life exploring the country's wild landscapes. 2/8

Episode 5, Series 4

Monday April 22 at 06:20

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

Monday April 22 at 08:25

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 4, Series 4

Monday April 22 at 13:50

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

Monday April 22 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

Tuesday April 23 at 00:40

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

Tuesday April 23 at 05:15

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

Tuesday April 23 at 06:10

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

Tuesday April 23 at 08:15

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 5, Series 4

Tuesday April 23 at 13:45

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 6, Series 4

Tuesday April 23 at 20:25

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 6, Series 4

Wednesday April 24 at 00:45

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 April 24 at 05:05

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 April 24 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 2, Series 6

Wednesday April 24 at 10:00

New Zealand

Ben travels to New Zealand's North Island, where he meets a young nomadic family led by Amber and Andy, who spend their life exploring the country's wild landscapes. 2/8

Episode 6, Series 4

Wednesday April 24 at 13:50

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 2, Series 6

Wednesday April 24 at 16:15

New Zealand

Ben travels to New Zealand's North Island, where he meets a young nomadic family led by Amber and Andy, who spend their life exploring the country's wild landscapes. 2/8

Episode 7, Series 4

Wednesday April 24 at 20:30

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 2, Series 6

Wednesday April 24 at 21:15

New Zealand

Ben travels to New Zealand's North Island, where he meets a young nomadic family led by Amber and Andy, who spend their life exploring the country's wild landscapes. 2/8

Episode 3, Series 6

Wednesday April 24 at 22:00

Thailand

Deep into the jungle mountains of Thailand on the border with Myanmar and far off any conventional map, Ben spends time with 40-year-old French-Canadian Julien, who has been a Buddhist…

Episode 7, Series 4

Thursday April 25 at 00:40

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 2, Series 6

Thursday April 25 at 02:10

New Zealand

Ben travels to New Zealand's North Island, where he meets a young nomadic family led by Amber and Andy, who spend their life exploring the country's wild landscapes. 2/8

Episode 3, Series 6

Thursday April 25 at 02:55

Thailand

Deep into the jungle mountains of Thailand on the border with Myanmar and far off any conventional map, Ben spends time with 40-year-old French-Canadian Julien, who has been a Buddhist…

Episode 7, Series 4

Thursday April 25 at 05:00

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 8, Series 4

Thursday April 25 at 06:10

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

Thursday April 25 at 08:15

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…

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Denmark – Canal Digital DTH: 38 | YouSee: 63
Finland – Canal Digital DTH: 26
Norway – Altibox: 48 | Canal Digital Cable: 25 | Canal Digital DTH: 37 | GET: 51
Sweden – Canal Digital DTH: 25 | ComHem: 36 | Sappa: 31