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Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild UK

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If you didn't feel inspired by Ben's previous escapades, battling the elements from Alaska to Namibia, how does Devon sound? Stig and Dinah live an organic, waste-free lifestyle they describe as "ad hoc". Their home is a customised horse box, and they're so eco-friendly that their two boys have to check the weather to see if they'll have enough solar power to use their Playstation. It hasn’t been plain sailing for the family, and Ben’s keen to probe beneath the surface of their troubled relationship with what sounds like some narrow-minded neighbours.

It's a lifestyle you have to admire. But while it looks idyllic during the summer, you can imagine winters must be tough.

Summary

Ben Fogle follows up New Lives in the Wild, in which he met people who had moved to remote parts of the world, with this new series following those who have escaped the rat race for a more rewarding life closer to home. He begins with the Mason family, who six years ago gave up their London council house in favour of four acres of overgrown agricultural land in Devon. However, it hasn't been an easy ride. When they arrived six years ago with a horsebox as their home, the council served them a notice to leave - the start of a four-year legal battle which saw them almost give up their dream.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Ben Fogle
Director Kate Fraser
Director Nicola Tremain
Director James Newton
Director Sean McDonnell
Executive Producer Harry Lansdowne
Executive Producer Natalie Wilkinson
Producer Kate Fraser
Producer Nicola Tremain
Producer James Newton
Producer Sean McDonnell
Series Producer Tina Gortmans
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