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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 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 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…

Episode 5, Series 7

Wednesday March 6 at 3:10am

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 6, Series 6

Wednesday March 6 at 12:45pm

Guatemala

Episode 6 | Series 6

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 6

Thursday March 7 at 4:15am

Guatemala

Episode 6 | Series 6

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 6

Thursday March 7 at 12:15pm

Missouri

Episode 7 | Series 6

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 5, Series 7

Saturday March 9 at 8:30pm

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…

Episode 5, Series 7

Sunday March 10 at 3:30am

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 6, Series 6

Sunday March 10 at 6:30am

Guatemala

Episode 6 | Series 6

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

Tuesday March 12 at 7:30pm

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…

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