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Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild

  • Season 6
  • 8 episodes
  • Documentary
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Episode 7: Missouri

Summary

Ben 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. He discovers how his host combines a primitive life with the need to survive in the present.

Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Ben arrives in Springfield, USA, but he's not in Missouri to meet Homer Simpson. Quite the opposite, in fact. Former musician Bo has survival skills that Bear Grylls would sell a kidney for. Having studied under a native American chief, Bo now lives in a cabin in the woods and teaches Stone Age hunting and foraging skills for a living.

After treating Ben to his signature squirrel pad thai, Bo takes him into the woods. "These are all my friends. I know their names," he says of the local flora.

A calming episode is rounded off, bluegrass-style, when Bo's band arrives. They're ace. Someone alert Jools Holland!

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PresenterBen Fogle

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

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  • Episode 7

    Missouri

    Summary

    Ben 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. He discovers how his host combines a primitive life with the need to survive in the present.

    Review

    Rating: 4 out of 5.

    Ben arrives in Springfield, USA, but he's not in Missouri to meet Homer Simpson. Quite the opposite, in fact. Former musician Bo has survival skills that Bear Grylls would sell a kidney for. Having studied under a native American chief, Bo now lives in a cabin in the woods and teaches Stone Age hunting and foraging skills for a living.

    After treating Ben to his signature squirrel pad thai, Bo takes him into the woods. "These are all my friends. I know their names," he says of the local flora.

    A calming episode is rounded off, bluegrass-style, when Bo's band arrives. They're ace. Someone alert Jools Holland!

    How to watch

    Loading

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    PresenterBen Fogle

    Crew

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