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Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild

  • Season 6
  • 8 episodes
  • Documentary
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Episode 3: Egypt

Summary

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.
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Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

If you've been watching this series, you'll have seen Maryanne in the opening titles. She's the lady who, when asked "Would you describe yourself as fearless?", barks back, "No! FIERCE!" The 67-year-old former Californian lives with 14 dogs on the edge of the Sahara desert. Not in a Bedouin tent, though – she's on a smallholding, with solar power, cows, goats and a veg patch.

Such self-sufficiency is a good idea in an unstable economy. But she still relies on the local market, which, if you removed the cars, would look like something from the Middle Ages. And this is where her toughness becomes evident, as she haggles for a goat while a fight rumbles on in the background.

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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 3

    Egypt

    Summary

    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.
    Recommended

    Review

    Rating: 4 out of 5.

    If you've been watching this series, you'll have seen Maryanne in the opening titles. She's the lady who, when asked "Would you describe yourself as fearless?", barks back, "No! FIERCE!" The 67-year-old former Californian lives with 14 dogs on the edge of the Sahara desert. Not in a Bedouin tent, though – she's on a smallholding, with solar power, cows, goats and a veg patch.

    Such self-sufficiency is a good idea in an unstable economy. But she still relies on the local market, which, if you removed the cars, would look like something from the Middle Ages. And this is where her toughness becomes evident, as she haggles for a goat while a fight rumbles on in the background.

    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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