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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 7, Series 6

Saturday April 10 at 03:50

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 1, Series 6

Saturday April 10 at 06:00

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…

Episode 2, Series 6

Saturday April 10 at 06:45

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

Saturday April 10 at 07:30

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 4, Series 6

Saturday April 10 at 08:15

Norway

Adventurer Randi was the first Norwegian woman to climb Everest. She's also among a select few solo female subjects in New Lives. Ben joins her within the Arctic Circle, on her 8.5…

Episode 1, Series 6

Saturday April 10 at 17:15

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…

Episode 2, Series 6

Saturday April 10 at 18:00

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 3, Series 6

Saturday April 10 at 18:45

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 4, Series 6

Saturday April 10 at 19:30

Norway

Adventurer Randi was the first Norwegian woman to climb Everest. She's also among a select few solo female subjects in New Lives. Ben joins her within the Arctic Circle, on her 8.5…

Episode 8, Series 6

Monday April 12 at 06:50

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 8, Series 6

Monday April 12 at 10:00

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 8, Series 6

Monday April 12 at 15:35

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 8, Series 6

Monday April 12 at 18:45

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 8, Series 6

Tuesday April 13 at 03:45

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 7

Tuesday April 13 at 06:50

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

Tuesday April 13 at 10:00

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

Tuesday April 13 at 15:40

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

Tuesday April 13 at 18:50

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 14 at 03:45

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 14 at 06:45

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

Wednesday April 14 at 09:55

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

Wednesday April 14 at 15:30

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

Wednesday April 14 at 18:45

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 15 at 03:50

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 3, Series 7

Thursday April 15 at 09:45

Panama

In Boquete, Ben joins Andi and Rick and their son Cole, from Oregon, USA. He learns why they left their comfortable lives in the States behind to develop a unique coffee plantation…

Episode 3, Series 7

Thursday April 15 at 15:25

Panama

In Boquete, Ben joins Andi and Rick and their son Cole, from Oregon, USA. He learns why they left their comfortable lives in the States behind to develop a unique coffee plantation…

Episode 3, Series 7

Thursday April 15 at 18:35

Panama

In Boquete, Ben joins Andi and Rick and their son Cole, from Oregon, USA. He learns why they left their comfortable lives in the States behind to develop a unique coffee plantation…

Episode 3, Series 7

Friday April 16 at 03:50

Panama

In Boquete, Ben joins Andi and Rick and their son Cole, from Oregon, USA. He learns why they left their comfortable lives in the States behind to develop a unique coffee plantation…

Episode 4, Series 7

Friday April 16 at 09:30

Sri Lanka

Ben travels to Sri Lanka where he meets Janey, a vet from the North-East of England, who runs a charitable clinic focused on helping the street dogs that roam the island. 4/12

Episode 4, Series 7

Friday April 16 at 15:25

Sri Lanka

Ben travels to Sri Lanka where he meets Janey, a vet from the North-East of England, who runs a charitable clinic focused on helping the street dogs that roam the island. 4/12

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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