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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. Tuesdays 8.30pm

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 1, Series 1

Tuesday April 23 at 1:15pm

Australia

Episode 1 | Series 1

Ben travels to a remote island in Australia's Great Barrier Reef to live with former Sydney businessman David Glasheen.

Episode 1, Series 1

Wednesday April 24 at 3:25am

Australia

Episode 1 | Series 1

Ben travels to a remote island in Australia's Great Barrier Reef to live with former Sydney businessman David Glasheen.

Episode 2, Series 1

Wednesday April 24 at 1:00pm

Alaska

Episode 2 | Series 1

Ben Fogle joins a family in a mountainside yurt in Alaska. He learns outdoor skills essential to surviving in the wild and protecting himself from potential attack by grizzly bears…

Episode 2, Series 1

Thursday April 25 at 4:05am

Alaska

Episode 2 | Series 1

Ben Fogle joins a family in a mountainside yurt in Alaska. He learns outdoor skills essential to surviving in the wild and protecting himself from potential attack by grizzly bears…

Episode 3, Series 1

Thursday April 25 at 12:45pm

New Zealand

Episode 3 | Series 1

In New Zealand, Ben meets a man who quit the rat race. He has spent the last 30 years living in a remote part of New Zealand, met his wife and now has two teenage children.

Episode 3, Series 1

Friday April 26 at 4:05am

New Zealand

Episode 3 | Series 1

In New Zealand, Ben meets a man who quit the rat race. He has spent the last 30 years living in a remote part of New Zealand, met his wife and now has two teenage children.

Episode 4, Series 1

Friday April 26 at 1:15pm

Texas

Episode 4 | Series 1

Former New York fashion photographer John Wells (53) ago quit NYC four years ago for a life off the grid in one of the most inhospitable terrains on earth.

Episode 5, Series 7

Sunday April 28 at 6:30am

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…

Episode 1, Series 2

Monday April 29 at 1:20pm

Georgia

Episode 1 | Series 2

Ben journeys to the swamplands of Georgia to meet a former financier who's turned Tarzan.

Episode 1, Series 2

Tuesday April 30 at 4:15am

Georgia

Episode 1 | Series 2

Ben journeys to the swamplands of Georgia to meet a former financier who's turned Tarzan.

Episode 2, Series 2

Tuesday April 30 at 1:15pm

India

Episode 2 | Series 2

Ben Fogle meets an ex-fighter pilot turned hill farmer, Steve Lall. Steve turned his back on Indian high society for a simple farmer's life in the mountains.

Episode 2, Series 2

Wednesday May 1 at 3:20am

India

Episode 2 | Series 2

Ben Fogle meets an ex-fighter pilot turned hill farmer, Steve Lall. Steve turned his back on Indian high society for a simple farmer's life in the mountains.

Episode 1, Series 1

Wednesday May 1 at 4:20pm

Australia

Episode 1 | Series 1

Ben travels to a remote island in Australia's Great Barrier Reef to live with former Sydney businessman David Glasheen.

Episode 2, Series 1

Thursday May 2 at 3:40pm

Alaska

Episode 2 | Series 1

Ben Fogle joins a family in a mountainside yurt in Alaska. He learns outdoor skills essential to surviving in the wild and protecting himself from potential attack by grizzly bears…

Episode 2, Series 1

Friday May 3 at 4:05am

Alaska

Episode 2 | Series 1

Ben Fogle joins a family in a mountainside yurt in Alaska. He learns outdoor skills essential to surviving in the wild and protecting himself from potential attack by grizzly bears…

Episode 3, Series 1

Friday May 3 at 4:20pm

New Zealand

Episode 3 | Series 1

In New Zealand, Ben meets a man who quit the rat race. He has spent the last 30 years living in a remote part of New Zealand, met his wife and now has two teenage children.

Episode 6, Series 7

Sunday May 5 at 6:30am

Canada

Episode 6 | Series 7

Ben Fogle visits the vast wilderness of North West Canada to meet Jeff and Rose and their five daughters, a family of adventurous off-gridders who rely on hunting big-game animals to…

Episode 4, Series 1

Monday May 6 at 4:15pm

Texas

Episode 4 | Series 1

Former New York fashion photographer John Wells (53) ago quit NYC four years ago for a life off the grid in one of the most inhospitable terrains on earth.

Episode 1, Series 2

Tuesday May 7 at 6:00am

Georgia

Episode 1 | Series 2

Ben journeys to the swamplands of Georgia to meet a former financier who's turned Tarzan.

Episode 1, Series 2

Tuesday May 7 at 4:15pm

Georgia

Episode 1 | Series 2

Ben journeys to the swamplands of Georgia to meet a former financier who's turned Tarzan.

Episode 1, Series 1

Tuesday May 7 at 7:30pm

Australia

Episode 1 | Series 1

Ben travels to a remote island in Australia's Great Barrier Reef to live with former Sydney businessman David Glasheen.

Episode 2, Series 2

Wednesday May 8 at 4:10pm

India

Episode 2 | Series 2

Ben Fogle meets an ex-fighter pilot turned hill farmer, Steve Lall. Steve turned his back on Indian high society for a simple farmer's life in the mountains.

Episode 3, Series 2

Thursday May 9 at 3:45pm

Philippines

Episode 3 | Series 2

Ben joins coconut farmer Neil and his young family in their bamboo house in the Philippines.

Episode 3, Series 2

Friday May 10 at 4:15am

Philippines

Episode 3 | Series 2

Ben joins coconut farmer Neil and his young family in their bamboo house in the Philippines.

Episode 4, Series 2

Friday May 10 at 4:15pm

Panama

Episode 4 | Series 2

Ben meets a former dump-truck driver who sold his life on eBay and bought a tiny island.

Episode 7, Series 7

Sunday May 12 at 6:30am

Ireland

Episode 7 | Series 7

Ben Fogle journeys to Ireland's rugged Atlantic coastline to stay with Judith, a widow of 80 who rejected a modern way of life for one closer to nature.

Episode 1, Series 3

Monday May 13 at 4:05pm

Namibia

Episode 1 | Series 3

Ben Fogle travels the planet meeting 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.

Episode 2, Series 3

Tuesday May 14 at 4:05pm

Alaska

Episode 2 | Series 3

Ben Fogle travels the planet meeting 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.

Episode 2, Series 1

Tuesday May 14 at 7:25pm

Alaska

Episode 2 | Series 1

Ben Fogle joins a family in a mountainside yurt in Alaska. He learns outdoor skills essential to surviving in the wild and protecting himself from potential attack by grizzly bears…

Episode 3, Series 3

Wednesday May 15 at 4:10pm

Utah

Episode 3 | Series 3

Ben Fogle travels the planet meeting 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.

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