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Where The Wild Men Are

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Show Synopsis

Adventurer Ben Fogle meets more people who’ve ditched a life of debts and daily grind for something different. These intrepid adventurers have made their homes in some of Earth’s most remote locations. An American widow farming on the edge of the Sahara desert. A trailblazer who built a backpackers’ hostel with a difference in the Guatemalan jungle. A cabin builder in the Arkansas bush, and a Brit patrolling Cambodian waters to stop the illegal trawler trade. Discover the reality of leaving it all behind. Is it daring? Or is it just downright crazy?

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Episode 9, Series 3

Friday May 24 at 4:05am

Inner Hebrides

Episode 9 | Series 3

Ben heads to one of the most remote parts of the UK, the Inner Hebrides. Nic and Andy Goddard live on a remote weather-beaten island off the coast of Scotland, along with their teenage…

Episode 4, Series 1

Tuesday May 28 at 7:25pm

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 5

Friday May 31 at 4:20pm

Washington State

Episode 1 | Series 5

Ben Fogle journeys to the USA's Pacific Northwest, to live with a former punk-rocker who has spent more than half her life, living, hunting, and sleeping in the wilderness.

Episode 2, Series 5

Monday June 3 at 4:05pm

Tanzania

Episode 2 | Series 5

Ben travels to an unexplored African landscape with a couple who have swapped city life for a vast wilderness with some of the most fearsome animals on earth.

Episode 3, Series 5

Tuesday June 4 at 4:10pm

Hungary

Episode 3 | Series 5

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

Episode 4, Series 5

Wednesday June 5 at 4:05pm

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 June 6 at 3:45pm

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 June 7 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 June 7 at 4:10pm

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 7, Series 5

Monday June 10 at 4:10pm

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 June 11 at 4:20pm

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 1, Series 7

Wednesday June 12 at 4:30pm

Wilderness Island, Australia

Episode 1 | Series 7

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 7

Thursday June 13 at 4:05pm

Freedom Cove, Canada

Episode 2 | Series 7

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 7

Friday June 14 at 4:05am

Freedom Cove, Canada

Episode 2 | Series 7

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 7

Friday June 14 at 4:15pm

Egypt

Episode 3 | Series 7

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

Monday June 17 at 4:10pm

New Zealand

Episode 4 | Series 7

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 7

Tuesday June 18 at 4:05pm

Spain

Episode 5 | Series 7

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 6, Series 7

Wednesday June 19 at 4:05pm

Guatemala

Episode 6 | Series 7

Ben ventures deep into wild Guatemala, once home to an ancient Mayan civilisation, now home to former sound engineer who is building a new life in jungle.

Episode 6, Series 7

Thursday June 20 at 3:20am

Guatemala

Episode 6 | Series 7

Ben ventures deep into wild Guatemala, once home to an ancient Mayan civilisation, now home to former sound engineer who is building a new life in jungle.

Episode 7, Series 7

Thursday June 20 at 3:45pm

Missouri

Episode 7 | Series 7

Ben travels to the Ozark Plateau in Missouri to live with wilderness expert, Bo Brown, who gave up life on the road with his band to teach Stone Age skills to modern day man.

Episode 7, Series 7

Friday June 21 at 4:00am

Missouri

Episode 7 | Series 7

Ben travels to the Ozark Plateau in Missouri to live with wilderness expert, Bo Brown, who gave up life on the road with his band to teach Stone Age skills to modern day man.

Episode 8, Series 7

Friday June 21 at 4:10pm

Cambodia

Episode 8 | Series 7

Ben ventures to Cambodia, to live with a fellow Brit who's raising his own castaway tribe on a tropical island and discovers how fragile life is for this family on their tiny island…

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