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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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Wednesday November 13 at 09:30

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…

Episode 1, Series 6

Wednesday November 13 at 16:25

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 1, Series 6

Wednesday November 13 at 19:00

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 1, Series 6

Wednesday November 13 at 21:15

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

Wednesday November 13 at 22:00

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 1, Series 6

Thursday November 14 at 01:15

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

Thursday November 14 at 02:00

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 2, Series 6

Thursday November 14 at 10:10

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 2, Series 6

Thursday November 14 at 17:15

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 1, Series 6

Friday November 15 at 22:50

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 November 16 at 09:50

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

Saturday November 16 at 13:35

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

Saturday November 16 at 20:50

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

Sunday November 17 at 02:05

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 1, Series 6

Sunday November 17 at 07:10

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

Sunday November 17 at 07:55

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 November 17 at 13:05

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 November 17 at 17:15

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 2, Series 6

Sunday November 17 at 20:50

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 November 18 at 02:00

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 2, Series 6

Wednesday November 20 at 09:25

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

Wednesday November 20 at 16:25

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

Wednesday November 20 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 November 20 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 2, Series 6

Thursday November 21 at 01:20

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 November 21 at 02:05

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 3, Series 6

Thursday November 21 at 05:05

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 3, Series 6

Thursday November 21 at 10:05

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 3, Series 6

Thursday November 21 at 17:15

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 3, Series 6

Friday November 22 at 22:50

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…

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