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Ben Fogle joins brave individuals living off the grid in some of the most remote places on Earth. Venture to the Arctic with Simon Reeve as he meets the people who work in this extreme environment. Robson Green journey's the most fascinating stretches of British coastline.

Back to back adventures with some of the world's greatest explorers

Back to back adventures with some of the world's greatest explorers

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Where the Wild Men Are. Tuesdays 7.30pm

Ben Fogle joins a variety of brave individuals who’ve chosen to venture down an alternative path.

In this series, he meets Robert, a 70-year-old master craftsman who’s been living in the Arkansas wood for 20 years; Judith, a widow who – at 80 – has rejected a modern way of life and is determined to live alone in the wilds of Ireland; and Julien, a Canadian living as a Buddhist monk in the remote jungles of Thailand.

He also meets a nomadic family of four exploring New Zealand’s wild landscapes, a Norwegian adventurer who lives on her own island in the Arctic Circle, and a couple who’ve spent 12 years walking around the world and are now hiking across the mountains of Bulgaria.

Operation Arctic with Simon Reeve. Tuesdays 8.30pm

Travel to the edge of the Arctic – and beyond. Witness polar bears as they wait to begin their hunt, and meet the people who work in this extreme environment.

As vast as it is stunning, the Arctic spans eight countries and six million square miles of frozen ocean. But as temperatures rise and the ice starts to melt, it has become a valuable battleground. Shipping routes are opening up. Oil, gas and minerals are tantalizingly within reach. Suddenly the polar bears aren’t the only ones on the hunt.

This ground-breaking series captures the critical moment when the Arctic seasons change and the polar bears begin their journey. Explore the tiny town of Churchill – the ‘polar bear capital of the world’ – which is overrun by bears for a few weeks every year. Meet the Polar Bear Cops who keep the town safe, and the tourists desperate for a killer selfie.

A team of expert presenters explores the wider Arctic. They head to the oil fields of Alaska, round up reindeer with the Swedish Sami, and discover what it takes to keep a Russian icebreaker afloat.

Throughout it all, the bears battle to survive. What happens if the ice continues to melt? And what wider implications does this have for us all?

Tales from the Coast with Robson Green. Starts Tuesday February 26

Britain has one of the most varied coastal landscapes in the world - from sweeping sands and rugged cliffs to mudflats and spits. It’s home to colourful seaside towns and historic fishing villages.

Robson Green travels along some of Britain's most fascinating stretches of coastline to discover just what it is about the British shoreline that continues to enthrall and inspire.

There are surprises and challenges along the way as he explores the Welsh coast with his old friend Jerome Flynn, tackles a terrifying cliff known as The Devil’s Slide, reunites former warring Mods and Rockers at the seaside and unexpectedly makes the headlines when he gets involved in a real life coastal rescue.

In each episode Robson travels along a different stretch of coast - from the wild and remote Outer Hebrides in North-West Scotland to the unspoiled beaches and bays of North Devon. On each journey he’ll take on exciting new experiences and meet people who share Robson’s passion for the coast.

Robson will go wild camping in the Outer Hebrides, climb dramatic sea cliffs in the Bristol Channel, explore the hidden coves of South-West Wales and visit some of Britain’s most wild and remote islands.

The Grantchester star finds out how the British coastline has influenced both the way we work and the way we spend our holidays - and how has being an island nation has shaped the Britain we know today.

Next On

Episode 3, Series 5

Tuesday February 19 at 1:00pm

Hungary

Episode 3 | Series 5

Ben joins a couple at the start of their new lives in the wild in the Hungarian countryside.

Episode 3, Series 7

Tuesday February 19 at 7:30pm

Thailand

Episode 3 | Series 7

French-Canadian Julien lives in a remote Buddhist monastery in the jungle-mountains of Thailand. Ben Fogle learns how and why this former student left his modern life for a primitive…

Episode 3, Series 1

Tuesday February 19 at 9:30pm

The People Of The Arctic

Episode 3 | Series 1

Kate meets the Inuit artists inspired by the changing world around them, Simon heads off on an arctic fishing expedition and Gordon finds out how a town deals with their more troublesome…

Episode 3, Series 1

Wednesday February 20 at 2:05am

The People Of The Arctic

Episode 3 | Series 1

Kate meets the Inuit artists inspired by the changing world around them, Simon heads off on an arctic fishing expedition and Gordon finds out how a town deals with their more troublesome…

Episode 3, Series 7

Wednesday February 20 at 3:00am

Thailand

Episode 3 | Series 7

French-Canadian Julien lives in a remote Buddhist monastery in the jungle-mountains of Thailand. Ben Fogle learns how and why this former student left his modern life for a primitive…

Episode 4, Series 5

Wednesday February 20 at 1:10pm

Canada

Episode 4 | Series 5

Ben journeys into the Canadian wilderness to live with Julius Strauss and wife Kristin in a remote mountain lodge.

Episode 4, Series 5

Thursday February 21 at 4:20am

Canada

Episode 4 | Series 5

Ben journeys into the Canadian wilderness to live with Julius Strauss and wife Kristin in a remote mountain lodge.

Episode 5, Series 5

Thursday February 21 at 12:45pm

Ibiza

Episode 5 | Series 5

In a secluded valley in the heart of Ibiza, Ben lives in a commune - the brain-child of ex-navy officer Chris Dews.

Episode 5, Series 5

Friday February 22 at 4:15am

Ibiza

Episode 5 | Series 5

In a secluded valley in the heart of Ibiza, Ben lives in a commune - the brain-child of ex-navy officer Chris Dews.

Episode 6, Series 5

Friday February 22 at 1:00pm

Mongolia

Episode 6 | Series 5

Ben ventures into the freezing tundra of Outer Mongolia, on the longest journey he's experienced where he meets a family who became missionaries in a country they knew nothing about…

Episode 3, Series 7

Saturday February 23 at 8:30pm

Thailand

Episode 3 | Series 7

French-Canadian Julien lives in a remote Buddhist monastery in the jungle-mountains of Thailand. Ben Fogle learns how and why this former student left his modern life for a primitive…

Episode 3, Series 7

Sunday February 24 at 3:35am

Thailand

Episode 3 | Series 7

French-Canadian Julien lives in a remote Buddhist monastery in the jungle-mountains of Thailand. Ben Fogle learns how and why this former student left his modern life for a primitive…

Episode 4, Series 6

Sunday February 24 at 6:30am

New Zealand

Episode 4 | Series 6

Watch as Ben Fogle journeys off the north-coast of New Zealand, where he lives with Ben Assado who lives in an offgrid world secluded from the mainland.

Episode 7, Series 5

Monday February 25 at 12:50pm

North Carolina

Episode 7 | Series 5

Ben heads to a secret location in the USA's Appalachian Mountains to live with forest dweller, Tod Kershaw and his own wild community where he embraces life in the woods.

Episode 8, Series 5

Tuesday February 26 at 1:05pm

Morocco

Episode 8 | Series 5

Ben is in rural Morocco with Dina and Mostafa, who shunned the American dream to live a simple life in a mud house.

Episode 4, Series 7

Tuesday February 26 at 7:30pm

Norway

Episode 4 | Series 7

In the Arctic Circle, Ben meets Randi, the first Norwegian woman to climb Everest ahead of his own bid to scale the world's highest mountain.

Episode 4, Series 1

Tuesday February 26 at 9:30pm

Life In Polar Bear Town

Episode 4 | Series 1

For two months a year, locals in the Canadian town of Churchill have to share their home with the world's largest terrestrial carnivore. The question is, can bears and people ever make…

Episode 4, Series 1

Wednesday February 27 at 2:15am

Life In Polar Bear Town

Episode 4 | Series 1

For two months a year, locals in the Canadian town of Churchill have to share their home with the world's largest terrestrial carnivore. The question is, can bears and people ever make…

Episode 4, Series 7

Wednesday February 27 at 3:10am

Norway

Episode 4 | Series 7

In the Arctic Circle, Ben meets Randi, the first Norwegian woman to climb Everest ahead of his own bid to scale the world's highest mountain.

Episode 1, Series 6

Wednesday February 27 at 12:55pm

Wilderness Island, Australia

Episode 1 | Series 6

Ben travels the furthest in this series to Australia's remote northwestern cape and Wilderness Island to meet a man whose story is as remarkable as the landscape he now lives in.

Episode 1, Series 6

Thursday February 28 at 4:15am

Wilderness Island, Australia

Episode 1 | Series 6

Ben travels the furthest in this series to Australia's remote northwestern cape and Wilderness Island to meet a man whose story is as remarkable as the landscape he now lives in.

Episode 2, Series 6

Thursday February 28 at 12:40pm

Freedom Cove, Canada

Episode 2 | Series 6

Ben ventures to the rugged west coast of Canada to live with a family who've hand-built a spectacular floating island on the edge of the Pacific Ocean.

Episode 2, Series 6

Friday March 1 at 4:15am

Freedom Cove, Canada

Episode 2 | Series 6

Ben ventures to the rugged west coast of Canada to live with a family who've hand-built a spectacular floating island on the edge of the Pacific Ocean.

Episode 3, Series 6

Friday March 1 at 1:00pm

Egypt

Episode 3 | Series 6

Ben Fogle journeys to North Africa, to live with American widow Maryanne on the farm she's built on the edge of the Sahara.

Episode 4, Series 7

Saturday March 2 at 8:30pm

Norway

Episode 4 | Series 7

In the Arctic Circle, Ben meets Randi, the first Norwegian woman to climb Everest ahead of his own bid to scale the world's highest mountain.

Episode 4, Series 7

Sunday March 3 at 3:30am

Norway

Episode 4 | Series 7

In the Arctic Circle, Ben meets Randi, the first Norwegian woman to climb Everest ahead of his own bid to scale the world's highest mountain.

Episode 5, Series 6

Sunday March 3 at 6:30am

Spain

Episode 5 | Series 6

We join Ben in Spain's remote Andalucia Mountains with couple Alan and Lorna who left their careers for a lifestyle they knew nothing about and a dream of becoming alpaca farmers.

Episode 4, Series 6

Monday March 4 at 1:00pm

New Zealand

Episode 4 | Series 6

Watch as Ben Fogle journeys off the north-coast of New Zealand, where he lives with Ben Assado who lives in an offgrid world secluded from the mainland.

Episode 5, Series 6

Tuesday March 5 at 1:00pm

Spain

Episode 5 | Series 6

We join Ben in Spain's remote Andalucia Mountains with couple Alan and Lorna who left their careers for a lifestyle they knew nothing about and a dream of becoming alpaca farmers.

Episode 5, Series 7

Tuesday March 5 at 7:30pm

Bulgaria

Episode 5 | Series 7

Ben Fogle travels to the forests of the Rhodope Mountains to join a couple who have chosen a nomadic life in the wilderness. They are educated, unemployed and homeless - and it's just…

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