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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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Friday December 13 at 22:50

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Episode 6, Series 6

Saturday December 14 at 13:40

Canada

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Episode 6, Series 6

Saturday December 14 at 21:25

Canada

The adventurer meets Jeff and Rose and their five daughters who live in the vast wilderness of north-west Canada. It's late autumn, and before long the family will be locked in by two…

Episode 6, Series 6

Sunday December 15 at 03:15

Canada

The adventurer meets Jeff and Rose and their five daughters who live in the vast wilderness of north-west Canada. It's late autumn, and before long the family will be locked in by two…

Episode 6, Series 6

Sunday December 15 at 09:40

Canada

The adventurer meets Jeff and Rose and their five daughters who live in the vast wilderness of north-west Canada. It's late autumn, and before long the family will be locked in by two…

Episode 6, Series 6

Sunday December 15 at 14:35

Canada

The adventurer meets Jeff and Rose and their five daughters who live in the vast wilderness of north-west Canada. It's late autumn, and before long the family will be locked in by two…

Episode 6, Series 6

Monday December 16 at 00:05

Canada

The adventurer meets Jeff and Rose and their five daughters who live in the vast wilderness of north-west Canada. It's late autumn, and before long the family will be locked in by two…

Episode 6, Series 6

Wednesday December 18 at 11:25

Canada

The adventurer meets Jeff and Rose and their five daughters who live in the vast wilderness of north-west Canada. It's late autumn, and before long the family will be locked in by two…

Episode 6, Series 6

Wednesday December 18 at 16:20

Canada

The adventurer meets Jeff and Rose and their five daughters who live in the vast wilderness of north-west Canada. It's late autumn, and before long the family will be locked in by two…

Episode 6, Series 6

Wednesday December 18 at 21:10

Canada

The adventurer meets Jeff and Rose and their five daughters who live in the vast wilderness of north-west Canada. It's late autumn, and before long the family will be locked in by two…

Episode 7, Series 6

Wednesday December 18 at 22:00

Ireland

Ben journeys to Ireland's rugged Atlantic coastline in the bleak midwinter. He stays with Judith, an 80-year-old who rejected a modern way of life for one closer to nature. Ben learns…

Episode 6, Series 6

Thursday December 19 at 01:20

Canada

The adventurer meets Jeff and Rose and their five daughters who live in the vast wilderness of north-west Canada. It's late autumn, and before long the family will be locked in by two…

Episode 7, Series 6

Thursday December 19 at 02:05

Ireland

Ben journeys to Ireland's rugged Atlantic coastline in the bleak midwinter. He stays with Judith, an 80-year-old who rejected a modern way of life for one closer to nature. Ben learns…

Episode 7, Series 6

Thursday December 19 at 04:40

Ireland

Ben journeys to Ireland's rugged Atlantic coastline in the bleak midwinter. He stays with Judith, an 80-year-old who rejected a modern way of life for one closer to nature. Ben learns…

Episode 7, Series 6

Thursday December 19 at 12:05

Ireland

Ben journeys to Ireland's rugged Atlantic coastline in the bleak midwinter. He stays with Judith, an 80-year-old who rejected a modern way of life for one closer to nature. Ben learns…

Episode 7, Series 6

Thursday December 19 at 17:15

Ireland

Ben journeys to Ireland's rugged Atlantic coastline in the bleak midwinter. He stays with Judith, an 80-year-old who rejected a modern way of life for one closer to nature. Ben learns…

Episode 7, Series 6

Friday December 20 at 22:50

Ireland

Ben journeys to Ireland's rugged Atlantic coastline in the bleak midwinter. He stays with Judith, an 80-year-old who rejected a modern way of life for one closer to nature. Ben learns…

Episode 7, Series 6

Saturday December 21 at 09:55

Ireland

Ben journeys to Ireland's rugged Atlantic coastline in the bleak midwinter. He stays with Judith, an 80-year-old who rejected a modern way of life for one closer to nature. Ben learns…

Episode 7, Series 6

Saturday December 21 at 17:15

Ireland

Ben journeys to Ireland's rugged Atlantic coastline in the bleak midwinter. He stays with Judith, an 80-year-old who rejected a modern way of life for one closer to nature. Ben learns…

Episode 7, Series 6

Saturday December 21 at 23:15

Ireland

Ben journeys to Ireland's rugged Atlantic coastline in the bleak midwinter. He stays with Judith, an 80-year-old who rejected a modern way of life for one closer to nature. Ben learns…

Episode 7, Series 6

Sunday December 22 at 05:15

Ireland

Ben journeys to Ireland's rugged Atlantic coastline in the bleak midwinter. He stays with Judith, an 80-year-old who rejected a modern way of life for one closer to nature. Ben learns…

Episode 7, Series 6

Sunday December 22 at 08:45

Ireland

Ben journeys to Ireland's rugged Atlantic coastline in the bleak midwinter. He stays with Judith, an 80-year-old who rejected a modern way of life for one closer to nature. Ben learns…

Episode 6, Series 6

Sunday December 22 at 14:45

Canada

The adventurer meets Jeff and Rose and their five daughters who live in the vast wilderness of north-west Canada. It's late autumn, and before long the family will be locked in by two…

Episode 7, Series 6

Sunday December 22 at 17:15

Ireland

Ben journeys to Ireland's rugged Atlantic coastline in the bleak midwinter. He stays with Judith, an 80-year-old who rejected a modern way of life for one closer to nature. Ben learns…

Episode 7, Series 6

Sunday December 22 at 20:50

Ireland

Ben journeys to Ireland's rugged Atlantic coastline in the bleak midwinter. He stays with Judith, an 80-year-old who rejected a modern way of life for one closer to nature. Ben learns…

Episode 7, Series 6

Monday December 23 at 02:00

Ireland

Ben journeys to Ireland's rugged Atlantic coastline in the bleak midwinter. He stays with Judith, an 80-year-old who rejected a modern way of life for one closer to nature. Ben learns…

Episode 7, Series 6

Monday December 23 at 05:15

Ireland

Ben journeys to Ireland's rugged Atlantic coastline in the bleak midwinter. He stays with Judith, an 80-year-old who rejected a modern way of life for one closer to nature. Ben learns…

Episode 7, Series 6

Wednesday December 25 at 21:15

Ireland

Ben journeys to Ireland's rugged Atlantic coastline in the bleak midwinter. He stays with Judith, an 80-year-old who rejected a modern way of life for one closer to nature. Ben learns…

Episode 8, Series 6

Wednesday December 25 at 22:00

Brazil

Ben Fogle travels to Brazil to meet Chris, a Scotsman who has chosen to make his home in one of the most remote areas of the jungle near the Amazon river. 8/8

Episode 1, Series 6

Sunday December 29 at 07:30

Arkansas

Ben journeys to the Ozark National Forest, to live with master craftsman Robert, learning why this 70-year-old former medical student ditched his education for America's counterculture…

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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