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Where the Wild Men Are

Adventurer Ben Fogle meets more 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. We all occasionally dream of giving up the day job and moving away from the hustle and bustle of modern life.

But some people take their desire to get away from it all to the extremes. In this returning series, Ben Fogle lives with different people who inhabit some of the most remote locations in the world. This series sees Ben join British dump-truck driver, Ian, who sold ‘his life’ on eBay and bought his own primitive Caribbean island off the coast of Panama.

Colbert quit high finance and moved to the Southern Georgian swamplands. Access to his self-built cabin is via canoe. He survives by living off the creatures that inhabit this dangerous back-water.

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Series 3, Episode 3

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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.

Series 3, Episode 4

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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

Series 3, Episode 5

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Ben travels out to Southeast Asia to meet 31-year-old Jon Watkinson, who quit a career in finance for life in a handmade bamboo hut on a remote island on the Mekong River in Laos.

Series 3, Episode 5

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Ben travels out to Southeast Asia to meet 31-year-old Jon Watkinson, who quit a career in finance for life in a handmade bamboo hut on a remote island on the Mekong River in Laos.

Series 3, Episode 6

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Ben meets 61-year-old Barbara Walker in Australia, who has lived alone in isolation for eight years. He finds out why she decided to settle in one of the world's most challenging…

Series 3, Episode 6

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Ben meets 61-year-old Barbara Walker in Australia, who has lived alone in isolation for eight years. He finds out why she decided to settle in one of the world's most challenging…

Series 3, Episode 7

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Ben ventures deep into the Appalachian Mountains in eastern America to meet 25-year-old Justin Burke, who rejected his privileged upbringing to live in the wilderness.

Series 3, Episode 7

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Ben ventures deep into the Appalachian Mountains in eastern America to meet 25-year-old Justin Burke, who rejected his privileged upbringing to live in the wilderness.

Series 3, Episode 8

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Ben heads to French Polynesia to spend time with British expat Rick and his girlfriend Jasna, who live on their yacht, sailing around the waters of the archipelago they have made their…

Series 3, Episode 8

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Ben heads to French Polynesia to spend time with British expat Rick and his girlfriend Jasna, who live on their yacht, sailing around the waters of the archipelago they have made their…

Series 3, Episode 9

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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…

Series 5, Episode 1

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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.

Series 5, Episode 1

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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.

Series 5, Episode 2

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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.

Series 5, Episode 3

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