23 November 2017  | 

     

When is Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild on?

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Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild is on TV this week ...
My5 12:00pm Fri 24 Nov
Season 4 Episode 1 of 9
Namibia Ben Fogle meets people who have moved to inhospitable parts of the world after leaving the rat race behind. Here he travels to the Namibian desert to spend time with 50-year-old Gideon David, who quit his career in life insurance to live in the largest conservation area in Africa. Ben embraces the harsh and relentless work of farm life in temperatures pushing 40C, tending more than 150 animals, repairing baboon damage to water pipes and learning how to castrate sheep with his teeth

My5
Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild: Namibia
My5 11:00am Sun 26 Nov
Season 4 Episode 2 of 9
Ben Fogle's Alaskan Adventure Ben journeys to the wilderness of Alaska to spend time with Mike and Fran Turner and their children Cathy and Nate, who welcome him into their simple, self-built log cabin. He discovers how the couple have created a self-sufficient lifestyle by working the land and trapping animals, while battling against forest fires in the summer and freezing conditions in the winter. Ben takes every opportunity to get stuck into forest survival, as he battles mosquitoes, adapts to 24-hour daylight, chops trees and learns about trapping

My5
Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild: Ben Fogle's Alaskan Adventure
My5 12:00pm Sun 26 Nov
Season 4 Episode 3 of 9
Utah Ben travels to the canyons of Utah to meet 72-year-old twins Bill and Bob Stone, who fled their adrenaline-junkie pasts for a tough subsistence lifestyle as they also deal with the challenges associated with growing old. He joins the brothers as they go cattle-wrangling, rock climbing and skydiving, while Ben also discovers more about them and why they decided to cut themselves off from civilisation. Once parachute instructors, police informants and bounty hunters, they are now organic farmers who are preparing for doomsday

My5
Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild: Utah
My5 12:00pm Thu 23 Nov
Season 4 Episode 4 of 9
Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Snow: Swedish Arctic Circle Ben meets a 40-year-old British woman who gave up her old life as a communications manager to train huskies inside the Arctic Circle in northern Sweden. He joins Gaynor Leeper and her new husband Milos in their hand-built cabin, which has neither electricity nor running water, and also meets the couple's 40 Alaskan huskies. The trio then embark on a tough trek driving dogs through the icy wilderness, with Ben learning how to sled and to manage both himself and the animals in temperatures as low as -30C

My5
Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild: Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Snow: Swedish Arctic Circle
My5 12:00pm Mon 27 Nov
Season 4 Episode 6 of 9
Kimberley Region, Australia Ben heads to Australia to meet 61-year-old Barbara Walker, a widow who has lived alone in an isolated Bush camp for eight years. He discovers how this former photographer from Switzerland came to settle in one of the world's most challenging environments, fighting to keep her husband's legacy alive by caring for the native flora and fauna. Ben joins her as she tries to control the spread of an invasive species of cane-toad that is destroying other wildlife, as well as managing 63 wild horses and hand-rearing rescued animals

My5
Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild: Kimberley Region, Australia
My5 12:00pm Tue 28 Nov
Season 4 Episode 7 of 9
Appalachian Mountains, Tennessee Ben ventures deep into the Appalachian mountains in eastern America to spend time with 25-year-old Justin Burke, who rejected the trappings of a privileged upbringing to live in the wilderness. He discovers how Justin's life in the wild began with a gruelling 2,000-mile trek across the range that is now his home, where he has no electricity or running water and all the meals are roadkill. Ben learns blacksmith and tanning skills from his host, and shoots with old firearms

My5
Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild: Appalachian Mountains, Tennessee
My5 9:00pm Thu 23 Nov
Season 6 Episode 6 of 8
Guatemala The presenter 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

My5
Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild: Guatemala
My5 9:00pm Sun 26 Nov
Season 6 Episode 6 of 8
Guatemala
My5
Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild: Guatemala
Channel 5 9:00pm Tue 28 Nov
Season 6 Episode 7 of 8
Missouri The presenter travels to the Ozark Plateau in Missouri to live with wilderness expert Bo, who gave up life on the road with his band to teach Stone Age skills to modern day man. Ben discovers how his host combines a primitive life with the need to survive in the present

Channel 5
Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild: Missouri
Channel 5 HD 9:00pm Tue 28 Nov
Season 6 Episode 7 of 8
Missouri
Channel 5 HD
Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild: Missouri
Channel 5 +1 10:00pm Tue 28 Nov
Season 6 Episode 7 of 8
Missouri
Channel 5 +1
Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild: Missouri

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