The Radio Times logo

Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild

  • Season 8
  • 4 episodes
  • Documentary
Advertisement

Episode 4: Brazil

Summary

Ben Fogle travels to Brazil to meet Chris, a Scotsman who has chosen to make his home in one of the most remote areas of the jungle near the Amazon river. Ben discovers how Chris's love affair with the rainforest began when he had a near-death experience, and how he fought for almost three decades to protect this part of the world. Ben also has an encounter with a tarantula, and gets stuck into a battle against termites in the heat and humidity. The duo also go hunting for wild pig and fishing for piranha.
Recommended

Review

Who could have predicted that New Lives in the Wild would run to eight series — with hopefully more to come? It’s become Channel 5’s most enduring staple, while Ben Fogle has matured into something resembling a worldly adventurer.

In the final instalment of the current run, the series visits South America for, surprisingly, the first time. Maybe there aren’t enough hermits for Ben to call on down there. Or perhaps it’s the fear of creepy critters that’s kept him away. In Brazil’s Amazonian jungle, he meets tarantulas, termites and piranhas. Oh, and a Scottish eco-warrior called Chris, who’s been fighting the good fight against the illegal wildlife trade.

How to watch

Loading

Details

Formats
Colour

Credits

Cast

rolename
PresenterBen Fogle

Crew

rolename
DirectorSean McDonnell
Executive producerNatalie Wilkinson
ProducerSean McDonnell

All episodes

  • Episode 4

    Brazil

    Summary

    Ben Fogle travels to Brazil to meet Chris, a Scotsman who has chosen to make his home in one of the most remote areas of the jungle near the Amazon river. Ben discovers how Chris's love affair with the rainforest began when he had a near-death experience, and how he fought for almost three decades to protect this part of the world. Ben also has an encounter with a tarantula, and gets stuck into a battle against termites in the heat and humidity. The duo also go hunting for wild pig and fishing for piranha.
    Recommended

    Review

    Who could have predicted that New Lives in the Wild would run to eight series — with hopefully more to come? It’s become Channel 5’s most enduring staple, while Ben Fogle has matured into something resembling a worldly adventurer.

    In the final instalment of the current run, the series visits South America for, surprisingly, the first time. Maybe there aren’t enough hermits for Ben to call on down there. Or perhaps it’s the fear of creepy critters that’s kept him away. In Brazil’s Amazonian jungle, he meets tarantulas, termites and piranhas. Oh, and a Scottish eco-warrior called Chris, who’s been fighting the good fight against the illegal wildlife trade.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    PresenterBen Fogle

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorSean McDonnell
    Executive producerNatalie Wilkinson
    ProducerSean McDonnell
Advertisement

RadioTimes.com is getting better. Fresh new look, redesigned programme hub, richer content…

FIND OUT MORE
Advertisement

Sponsored content