Where The Wild Men Are

May 2017

S3 Ep9 - Scotland

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Scotland - Adventurer Ben Fogle meets people who have given up the rat race to start a new life in remote parts of the world. This week Ben joins a couple who uprooted themselves and their two teenage children from a comfortable life in Worthing to take up a life of crofting on the beautiful island of Rum off the remote west coast of Scotland. (S.3,Ep.9) (From the UK) (Documentary Series) (Rpt) PG

S3 Ep8 - French Polynesia

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French Polynesia - Adventurer Ben Fogle meets people who have given up the rat race to start a new life in remote parts of the world. This week Ben heads to French Polynesia in the South Pacific to spend time with British expat Rick and his girlfriend Jasna, who live a nomadic life on their yacht, sailing around the waters of the archipelago they have made their home. (S.3,Ep.8) (From the UK) (Documentary Series) (Rpt) G

S3 Ep7 - Tennessee

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Tennessee - Ben ventures deep into the Appalachian Mountains in eastern America to meet 25-year-old Justin Burke, who rejected his privileged upbringing to live in the wilderness. He discovers how Justin's life in the wild began with a 2,000-mile trek across the mountains that are now his home, where he has no electricity or running water and all the meals are dead animals. Ben learns blacksmith and tanning skills from his host, and shoots with old firearms. (S.3,Ep.7) (From the UK) (Documentar...

S3 Ep6 - Australia

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Australia - Ben meets 61-year-old Barbara Walker out in Australia, a widow who has lived alone in isolation for eight years. He finds out why this former photographer from Switzerland decided to settle in one of the world's most challenging environments, fighting to keep her husband's legacy alive by caring for the native flora and fauna. Ben helps out in trying to control the spread of an invasive species of cane-toad that is destroying other wildlife, as well as managing 63 wild horses and ha...

S3 Ep5 - Laos

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Laos - Ben travels out to Southeast Asia to meet 31-year-old Jon Watkinson, who quit a career in finance for life in a handmade bamboo hut on a remote island on the Mekong River in Laos. Ben helps out by digging trenches, attempting an extreme form of fishing and lending a hand to his host to lift and move an entire house. Finally he discovers how the locals have taken Jon to their hearts. (S.3,Ep.5) (From the UK) (Documentary Series) (Rpt) PG

S3 Ep4 - Sweden

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Sweden - Ben Fogle journeys to the frozen north to live with 40-year-old Gaynor Leeper, a former high-flying London communications manager who gave up her old life to become an Arctic dog musher. Ben joins Gaynor and her new husband Milos in their hand-built cabin, which has neither electricity nor running water. The trio embark on a tough trek driving their pack of dogs through the icy wilderness. Ben learns how to sled and how to manage both himself and the animals in temperatures as low as m...

S3 Ep3 - Utah

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Utah - Ben Fogle joins 72-year-old twins Bill and Bob Stone, canyon-dwelling renegades living in a remote, isolated home, deep in the heart of America’s Wild West. There he joins the boys cattle-wrangling, rock climbing and sleeping in a cave. One of the twins even persuades Ben to do a skydive. Ben also discovers more about the Stone brothers and why they decided to cut themselves off from civilisation. Once parachute instructors, police informants and bounty hunters, they are now organic farm...

S3 Ep2 - Alaska

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Alaska - Ben Fogle joins married couple Mike and Fran Turner, who welcome him into their simple, self-built log cabin in Alaska. He discovers how they have created a self-sufficient lifestyle by working the land and trapping the animals around them. Despite battling against forest fires in the summer and freezing conditions in the winter, the family very rarely venture back into civilisation. Ben takes every opportunity to get stuck into forest survival, battling mosquitoes and learning to cope...

S3 Ep1 - Namibia

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Namibia - Adventurer Ben Fogle heads to Africa and the deep desert sand dunes of Namibia. He lives with 50-year-old Gideon David and his young family in the largest conservation area on the continent. Gideon is a master bushman who quit a city career in life insurance for the dry and dusty desert. Ben embraces the harsh and relentless work of farm life in temperatures pushing 40 degrees. He tends over 150 animals, repairs baboon damage to water pipes and even learns how to castrate sheep with h...

S2 Ep4 - Panama

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Panama - Adventurer Ben Fogle journeys to an island off the coast of Panama, Central America to live with the first Brit of the series, Ian Usher - a former dump-truck driver who sold ‘his life’ on Ebay and bought his own, tiny island for $64,000. Ben lives with Ian in his self-built ‘off the grid’ house, complete with compost toilet and rainwater tanks. Island life is humid and wet, the boys build jungle canoes, herd sheep onto boats and broadcast weather reports via a basic radio. Ben meets t...