Ben Fogle New Lives in the Wild: Series 6
This series sees Ben Fogle meeting different people who have moved to inhospitable parts of the world after leaving the rat race behind them.
Part 1: Wilderness Island, Australia
Ben travels to an island off Australia’s north-western cape to meet two people who were compelled to turn their backs on their former lifestyles after going through similar, tragic experiences.
Part 2: Freedom Cove, Canada
Ben meets a couple who have made their home on a floating island they have built themselves which sits in the aptly named Freedom Cove on Canada’s west coast.
Part 3: Sahara Desert, North Africa
Ben journeys to North Africa, to live with American widow Maryanne on the farm she’s built on the edge of the Sahara. He discovers why she swapped her city abode for a simpler and tougher way of life in the Egyptian desert.
Part 4: New Zealand
Ben travels to an island off the New Zealand coast to meet a man who gave up a career in medicine to live off-grid.
Part 5: Andalucia, Spain
Ben Fogle meets people who have given up the rat race for an alternative lifestyle. In a remote part of Andalucia in Spain, Ben meets a couple from Brighton who gave up their careers to breed alpacas.
Part 6: Guatemala
In South America, Ben discovers why Mike Merrill, a former sound engineer from Texas, decided to build a backpackers hostel deep in the Guatemalan jungle. He also gets stuck into building projects, machete fishing and tubing a dangerous river to transport vital supplies, and sees how Mike interacts with the local Mayan people.
Part 7: Missouri
Ben travels to the Ozark Plateau in Missouri to live with a wilderness expert, Bo, who gave up life on the road with his bluegrass band to teach survival skills.
Part 8: Cambodia
Ben travels to Cambodia to live with a fellow Brit who is raising his own castaway tribe on a tropical island. Ben sleeps in a hammock, drinks rainwater and experiences how fragile life is for this family on their tiny island.