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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 9, Series 7

Friday April 10 at 22:00

Siberia

Maverick scientist Nikita was a former maths student living in the city, when hhis father asked for help with an extraordinary experiment in one of the most remote places on the planet…

Episode 9, Series 7

Saturday April 11 at 02:00

Siberia

Maverick scientist Nikita was a former maths student living in the city, when hhis father asked for help with an extraordinary experiment in one of the most remote places on the planet…

Episode 9, Series 7

Saturday April 11 at 12:25

Siberia

Maverick scientist Nikita was a former maths student living in the city, when hhis father asked for help with an extraordinary experiment in one of the most remote places on the planet…

Episode 9, Series 7

Saturday April 11 at 15:30

Siberia

Maverick scientist Nikita was a former maths student living in the city, when hhis father asked for help with an extraordinary experiment in one of the most remote places on the planet…

Episode 9, Series 7

Saturday April 11 at 20:25

Siberia

Maverick scientist Nikita was a former maths student living in the city, when hhis father asked for help with an extraordinary experiment in one of the most remote places on the planet…

Episode 9, Series 7

Sunday April 12 at 01:20

Siberia

Maverick scientist Nikita was a former maths student living in the city, when hhis father asked for help with an extraordinary experiment in one of the most remote places on the planet…

Episode 9, Series 7

Sunday April 12 at 09:10

Siberia

Maverick scientist Nikita was a former maths student living in the city, when hhis father asked for help with an extraordinary experiment in one of the most remote places on the planet…

Episode 9, Series 7

Sunday April 12 at 14:50

Siberia

Maverick scientist Nikita was a former maths student living in the city, when hhis father asked for help with an extraordinary experiment in one of the most remote places on the planet…

Episode 9, Series 7

Sunday April 12 at 19:25

Siberia

Maverick scientist Nikita was a former maths student living in the city, when hhis father asked for help with an extraordinary experiment in one of the most remote places on the planet…

Episode 10, Series 7

Sunday April 12 at 21:00

New Zealand

While many of the new lives Ben dives into feel like a gritty struggle against the elements, Lucy and Tim's relocation to New Zealand looks more like something from an aspirational…

Episode 10, Series 7

Monday April 13 at 02:35

New Zealand

While many of the new lives Ben dives into feel like a gritty struggle against the elements, Lucy and Tim's relocation to New Zealand looks more like something from an aspirational…

Episode 9, Series 7

Monday April 13 at 06:00

Siberia

Maverick scientist Nikita was a former maths student living in the city, when hhis father asked for help with an extraordinary experiment in one of the most remote places on the planet…

Episode 9, Series 7

Monday April 13 at 10:00

Siberia

Maverick scientist Nikita was a former maths student living in the city, when hhis father asked for help with an extraordinary experiment in one of the most remote places on the planet…

Episode 9, Series 7

Monday April 13 at 17:15

Siberia

Maverick scientist Nikita was a former maths student living in the city, when hhis father asked for help with an extraordinary experiment in one of the most remote places on the planet…

Episode 10, Series 7

Saturday April 18 at 10:00

New Zealand

While many of the new lives Ben dives into feel like a gritty struggle against the elements, Lucy and Tim's relocation to New Zealand looks more like something from an aspirational…

Episode 10, Series 7

Saturday April 18 at 14:00

New Zealand

While many of the new lives Ben dives into feel like a gritty struggle against the elements, Lucy and Tim's relocation to New Zealand looks more like something from an aspirational…

Episode 10, Series 7

Saturday April 18 at 18:50

New Zealand

While many of the new lives Ben dives into feel like a gritty struggle against the elements, Lucy and Tim's relocation to New Zealand looks more like something from an aspirational…

Episode 10, Series 7

Saturday April 18 at 23:45

New Zealand

While many of the new lives Ben dives into feel like a gritty struggle against the elements, Lucy and Tim's relocation to New Zealand looks more like something from an aspirational…

Episode 10, Series 7

Sunday April 19 at 03:50

New Zealand

While many of the new lives Ben dives into feel like a gritty struggle against the elements, Lucy and Tim's relocation to New Zealand looks more like something from an aspirational…

Episode 10, Series 7

Sunday April 19 at 07:45

New Zealand

While many of the new lives Ben dives into feel like a gritty struggle against the elements, Lucy and Tim's relocation to New Zealand looks more like something from an aspirational…

Episode 10, Series 7

Sunday April 19 at 12:40

New Zealand

While many of the new lives Ben dives into feel like a gritty struggle against the elements, Lucy and Tim's relocation to New Zealand looks more like something from an aspirational…

Episode 11, Series 7

Sunday April 19 at 21:00

Croatia

As one of the world's most in-demand sporting coaches, 43-year-old Nikola Boric once travelled the world, welcomed everywhere he went. Now, he lives in a wooden cabin without electricity…

Episode 11, Series 7

Monday April 20 at 01:05

Croatia

As one of the world's most in-demand sporting coaches, 43-year-old Nikola Boric once travelled the world, welcomed everywhere he went. Now, he lives in a wooden cabin without electricity…

Episode 11, Series 7

Monday April 20 at 05:15

Croatia

As one of the world's most in-demand sporting coaches, 43-year-old Nikola Boric once travelled the world, welcomed everywhere he went. Now, he lives in a wooden cabin without electricity…

Episode 1, Series 7

Tuesday April 21 at 20:25

Peru

After six years globetrotting, Scott and Casey gambled their life savings on a kite-surfing school in a remote stretch of the Peruvian coast. Ben learns what led them to this decision…

Episode 1, Series 7

Wednesday April 22 at 00:30

Peru

After six years globetrotting, Scott and Casey gambled their life savings on a kite-surfing school in a remote stretch of the Peruvian coast. Ben learns what led them to this decision…

Episode 1, Series 7

Wednesday April 22 at 11:35

Peru

After six years globetrotting, Scott and Casey gambled their life savings on a kite-surfing school in a remote stretch of the Peruvian coast. Ben learns what led them to this decision…

Episode 1, Series 7

Wednesday April 22 at 15:35

Peru

After six years globetrotting, Scott and Casey gambled their life savings on a kite-surfing school in a remote stretch of the Peruvian coast. Ben learns what led them to this decision…

Episode 2, Series 7

Wednesday April 22 at 20:30

Morocco

Deep in the heart of the Sahara desert in Morocco, Ben visits a mud brick oasis, where he meets British-born Karen, who has built a guest house and artists' retreat in this inhospitable…

Episode 2, Series 7

Thursday April 23 at 00:30

Morocco

Deep in the heart of the Sahara desert in Morocco, Ben visits a mud brick oasis, where he meets British-born Karen, who has built a guest house and artists' retreat in this inhospitable…

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Denmark – Canal Digital DTH: 38 | YouSee: 63
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