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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 1, Series 4

Thursday December 27 at 11:55

Washington State

Ben heads to the forests of the North Cascade Mountains in Washington, USA, to live with British-born Lynx Vilden, who employs some tricks of the Stone Age to survive in the Wilderness…

Episode 2, Series 4

Thursday December 27 at 12:40

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

Thursday December 27 at 13:25

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 December 27 at 14:10

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 December 27 at 14:55

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

Thursday December 27 at 15:45

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 7, Series 4

Thursday December 27 at 16:30

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 8, Series 4

Thursday December 27 at 17:15

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 1, Series 4

Thursday December 27 at 18:00

Washington State

Ben heads to the forests of the North Cascade Mountains in Washington, USA, to live with British-born Lynx Vilden, who employs some tricks of the Stone Age to survive in the Wilderness…

Episode 2, Series 4

Thursday December 27 at 18:45

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

Thursday December 27 at 19:30

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 December 27 at 20:15

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 7, Series 4

Thursday December 27 at 22:50

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 8, Series 4

Thursday December 27 at 23:40

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 1, Series 4

Friday December 28 at 00:25

Washington State

Ben heads to the forests of the North Cascade Mountains in Washington, USA, to live with British-born Lynx Vilden, who employs some tricks of the Stone Age to survive in the Wilderness…

Episode 2, Series 4

Friday December 28 at 01:10

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

Friday December 28 at 01:55

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

Friday December 28 at 02:45

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 5, Series 4

Friday December 28 at 03:30

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 December 28 at 04:15

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

Friday December 28 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

Friday December 28 at 06:25

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 1, Series 4

Friday December 28 at 07:10

Washington State

Ben heads to the forests of the North Cascade Mountains in Washington, USA, to live with British-born Lynx Vilden, who employs some tricks of the Stone Age to survive in the Wilderness…

Episode 2, Series 4

Friday December 28 at 07:55

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

Friday December 28 at 08:40

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 4, Series 4

Friday December 28 at 09:30

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 December 28 at 10:15

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

Friday December 28 at 11:00

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

Friday December 28 at 11:45

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…

Episode 8, Series 4

Friday December 28 at 12:30

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…

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