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Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild

  • Season 6
  • 8 episodes
  • Documentary
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Episode 1: Wilderness Island, Australia

Summary

Ben heads to the remote Wilderness Island, off Australia's north-western cape, to meet a man whose story is as remarkable as the landscape he inhabits. He also gets a lesson in the art of mud-crabbing and an understanding of the urgent need for fresh water, which the island is currently without.

Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Travel may broaden the mind, but it's reassuring to see that five series of New Lives haven't eroded Ben Fogle's English awkwardness. "I'm wondering how this place, Wilderness Island, got its name. I'm presuming it's because it's so wild," he asks on arrival at Jim and Kim's home off Australia's coast. He's had three days of travelling to think of that opening question, bless him.

A life-threatening parachuting accident was the catalyst that convinced Jim to pursue his "Robinson Crusoe" dream here, while Kim also had a near-death experience in a horrific car crash. "This island has served as therapy for both of them," says Ben, after hearing their inspiring stories.

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PresenterBen Fogle

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DirectorSean McDonnell
EditorAlexis Anoyrkatis
Executive producerNatalie Wilkinson
ProducerSean McDonnell
Series producerNatalie Wilkinson

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  • Episode 1

    Wilderness Island, Australia

    Summary

    Ben heads to the remote Wilderness Island, off Australia's north-western cape, to meet a man whose story is as remarkable as the landscape he inhabits. He also gets a lesson in the art of mud-crabbing and an understanding of the urgent need for fresh water, which the island is currently without.

    Review

    Rating: 4 out of 5.

    Travel may broaden the mind, but it's reassuring to see that five series of New Lives haven't eroded Ben Fogle's English awkwardness. "I'm wondering how this place, Wilderness Island, got its name. I'm presuming it's because it's so wild," he asks on arrival at Jim and Kim's home off Australia's coast. He's had three days of travelling to think of that opening question, bless him.

    A life-threatening parachuting accident was the catalyst that convinced Jim to pursue his "Robinson Crusoe" dream here, while Kim also had a near-death experience in a horrific car crash. "This island has served as therapy for both of them," says Ben, after hearing their inspiring stories.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    PresenterBen Fogle

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorSean McDonnell
    EditorAlexis Anoyrkatis
    Executive producerNatalie Wilkinson
    ProducerSean McDonnell
    Series producerNatalie Wilkinson
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