Boy To Man

Wednesdays at 8.30pm

Show Synopsis

In “Boy to Man”, adventurer and filmmaker Tim Noonan embarks on a solo journey of self-discovery to worlds beyond his imagination to try and unlock the mysteries of some of the most ancient tribes and to discover what it means to be the ultimate man.

With just his gear and cameras, Noonan first has to earn the tribe's trust. He is put through rituals, initiations and grueling tests to man-up and prove himself worthy of their respect.

Throughout the series, Noonan travels the world, stopping in places such as Cameroon to dive underground to catch huge snakes; tame wild horses in Venezuela; and fish for sharks with the shark people of Papua New Guinea.

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Episode 9, Series 1

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Episode 10, Series 1

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The Honey Hunters

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Episode 11, Series 1

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The Shark Men

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The Suffering Men

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