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Ben Fogle joins brave individuals living off the grid in some of the most remote places on Earth. Venture to the Arctic with Simon Reeve as he meets the people who work in this extreme environment. Robson Green journey's the most fascinating stretches of British coastline.

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Back to back adventures with some of the world's greatest explorers

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Where the Wild Men Are. Tuesdays 7.30pm

Ben Fogle joins a variety of brave individuals who’ve chosen to venture down an alternative path.

In this series, he meets Robert, a 70-year-old master craftsman who’s been living in the Arkansas wood for 20 years; Judith, a widow who – at 80 – has rejected a modern way of life and is determined to live alone in the wilds of Ireland; and Julien, a Canadian living as a Buddhist monk in the remote jungles of Thailand.

He also meets a nomadic family of four exploring New Zealand’s wild landscapes, a Norwegian adventurer who lives on her own island in the Arctic Circle, and a couple who’ve spent 12 years walking around the world and are now hiking across the mountains of Bulgaria.

Operation Arctic with Simon Reeve. Tuesdays 8.30pm

Travel to the edge of the Arctic – and beyond. Witness polar bears as they wait to begin their hunt, and meet the people who work in this extreme environment.

As vast as it is stunning, the Arctic spans eight countries and six million square miles of frozen ocean. But as temperatures rise and the ice starts to melt, it has become a valuable battleground. Shipping routes are opening up. Oil, gas and minerals are tantalizingly within reach. Suddenly the polar bears aren’t the only ones on the hunt.

This ground-breaking series captures the critical moment when the Arctic seasons change and the polar bears begin their journey. Explore the tiny town of Churchill – the ‘polar bear capital of the world’ – which is overrun by bears for a few weeks every year. Meet the Polar Bear Cops who keep the town safe, and the tourists desperate for a killer selfie.

A team of expert presenters explores the wider Arctic. They head to the oil fields of Alaska, round up reindeer with the Swedish Sami, and discover what it takes to keep a Russian icebreaker afloat.

Throughout it all, the bears battle to survive. What happens if the ice continues to melt? And what wider implications does this have for us all?

Tales from the Coast with Robson Green. Tuesdays 8.30pm

Britain has one of the most varied coastal landscapes in the world - from sweeping sands and rugged cliffs to mudflats and spits. It’s home to colourful seaside towns and historic fishing villages.

Robson Green travels along some of Britain's most fascinating stretches of coastline to discover just what it is about the British shoreline that continues to enthrall and inspire.

There are surprises and challenges along the way as he explores the Welsh coast with his old friend Jerome Flynn, tackles a terrifying cliff known as The Devil’s Slide, reunites former warring Mods and Rockers at the seaside and unexpectedly makes the headlines when he gets involved in a real life coastal rescue.

In each episode Robson travels along a different stretch of coast - from the wild and remote Outer Hebrides in North-West Scotland to the unspoiled beaches and bays of North Devon. On each journey he’ll take on exciting new experiences and meet people who share Robson’s passion for the coast.

Robson will go wild camping in the Outer Hebrides, climb dramatic sea cliffs in the Bristol Channel, explore the hidden coves of South-West Wales and visit some of Britain’s most wild and remote islands.

The Grantchester star finds out how the British coastline has influenced both the way we work and the way we spend our holidays - and how has being an island nation has shaped the Britain we know today.

Next On

Episode 1, Series 1

Sunday August 25 at 6:30am

Australia

Episode 1 | Series 1

Ben travels to a remote island in Australia's Great Barrier Reef to live with former Sydney businessman David Glasheen.

Episode 4, Series 1

Monday August 26 at 2:55pm

Life In Polar Bear Town

Episode 4 | Series 1

For two months a year, locals in the Canadian town of Churchill have to share their home with the world's largest terrestrial carnivore. The question is, can bears and people ever make…

Episode 2, Series 6

Monday August 26 at 4:00pm

Freedom Cove, Canada

Episode 2 | Series 6

Ben ventures to the rugged west coast of Canada to live with a family who've hand-built a spectacular floating island on the edge of the Pacific Ocean.

Episode 2, Series 6

Tuesday August 27 at 4:15am

Freedom Cove, Canada

Episode 2 | Series 6

Ben ventures to the rugged west coast of Canada to live with a family who've hand-built a spectacular floating island on the edge of the Pacific Ocean.

Episode 3, Series 6

Tuesday August 27 at 3:55pm

Egypt

Episode 3 | Series 6

Ben Fogle journeys to North Africa, to live with American widow Maryanne on the farm she's built on the edge of the Sahara.

Episode 3, Series 6

Wednesday August 28 at 4:15am

Egypt

Episode 3 | Series 6

Ben Fogle journeys to North Africa, to live with American widow Maryanne on the farm she's built on the edge of the Sahara.

Episode 4, Series 6

Wednesday August 28 at 4:10pm

New Zealand

Episode 4 | Series 6

Watch as Ben Fogle journeys off the north-coast of New Zealand, where he lives with Ben Assado who lives in an offgrid world secluded from the mainland.

Episode 5, Series 6

Thursday August 29 at 4:05pm

Spain

Episode 5 | Series 6

We join Ben in Spain's remote Andalucia Mountains with couple Alan and Lorna who left their careers for a lifestyle they knew nothing about and a dream of becoming alpaca farmers.

Episode 5, Series 6

Friday August 30 at 4:05am

Spain

Episode 5 | Series 6

We join Ben in Spain's remote Andalucia Mountains with couple Alan and Lorna who left their careers for a lifestyle they knew nothing about and a dream of becoming alpaca farmers.

Episode 6, Series 6

Friday August 30 at 4:00pm

Guatemala

Episode 6 | Series 6

Ben ventures deep into wild Guatemala, once home to an ancient Mayan civilisation, now home to former sound engineer who is building a new life in jungle.

Episode 6, Series 6

Saturday August 31 at 4:05am

Guatemala

Episode 6 | Series 6

Ben ventures deep into wild Guatemala, once home to an ancient Mayan civilisation, now home to former sound engineer who is building a new life in jungle.

Episode 2, Series 1

Sunday September 1 at 6:30am

Alaska

Episode 2 | Series 1

Ben Fogle joins a family in a mountainside yurt in Alaska. He learns outdoor skills essential to surviving in the wild and protecting himself from potential attack by grizzly bears…

Episode 7, Series 6

Monday September 2 at 4:00pm

Missouri

Episode 7 | Series 6

Ben travels to the Ozark Plateau in Missouri to live with wilderness expert, Bo Brown, who gave up life on the road with his band to teach Stone Age skills to modern day man.

Episode 7, Series 6

Tuesday September 3 at 4:05am

Missouri

Episode 7 | Series 6

Ben travels to the Ozark Plateau in Missouri to live with wilderness expert, Bo Brown, who gave up life on the road with his band to teach Stone Age skills to modern day man.

Episode 8, Series 6

Tuesday September 3 at 4:00pm

Cambodia

Episode 8 | Series 6

Ben ventures to Cambodia, to live with a fellow Brit who's raising his own castaway tribe on a tropical island and discovers how fragile life is for this family on their tiny island…

Episode 8, Series 6

Wednesday September 4 at 3:50am

Cambodia

Episode 8 | Series 6

Ben ventures to Cambodia, to live with a fellow Brit who's raising his own castaway tribe on a tropical island and discovers how fragile life is for this family on their tiny island…

Episode 1, Series 6

Wednesday September 4 at 4:05pm

Wilderness Island, Australia

Episode 1 | Series 6

Ben travels the furthest in this series to Australia's remote northwestern cape and Wilderness Island to meet a man whose story is as remarkable as the landscape he now lives in.

Episode 2, Series 6

Thursday September 5 at 4:10pm

Freedom Cove, Canada

Episode 2 | Series 6

Ben ventures to the rugged west coast of Canada to live with a family who've hand-built a spectacular floating island on the edge of the Pacific Ocean.

Episode 2, Series 6

Friday September 6 at 4:15am

Freedom Cove, Canada

Episode 2 | Series 6

Ben ventures to the rugged west coast of Canada to live with a family who've hand-built a spectacular floating island on the edge of the Pacific Ocean.

Episode 3, Series 6

Friday September 6 at 4:00pm

Egypt

Episode 3 | Series 6

Ben Fogle journeys to North Africa, to live with American widow Maryanne on the farm she's built on the edge of the Sahara.

Episode 3, Series 1

Sunday September 8 at 6:30am

New Zealand

Episode 3 | Series 1

In New Zealand, Ben meets a man who quit the rat race. He has spent the last 30 years living in a remote part of New Zealand, met his wife and now has two teenage children.

Episode 4, Series 6

Monday September 9 at 3:20pm

New Zealand

Episode 4 | Series 6

Watch as Ben Fogle journeys off the north-coast of New Zealand, where he lives with Ben Assado who lives in an offgrid world secluded from the mainland.

Episode 4, Series 6

Tuesday September 10 at 4:05am

New Zealand

Episode 4 | Series 6

Watch as Ben Fogle journeys off the north-coast of New Zealand, where he lives with Ben Assado who lives in an offgrid world secluded from the mainland.

Episode 5, Series 6

Tuesday September 10 at 4:00pm

Spain

Episode 5 | Series 6

We join Ben in Spain's remote Andalucia Mountains with couple Alan and Lorna who left their careers for a lifestyle they knew nothing about and a dream of becoming alpaca farmers.

Episode 5, Series 6

Wednesday September 11 at 3:40am

Spain

Episode 5 | Series 6

We join Ben in Spain's remote Andalucia Mountains with couple Alan and Lorna who left their careers for a lifestyle they knew nothing about and a dream of becoming alpaca farmers.

Episode 6, Series 6

Wednesday September 11 at 4:00pm

Guatemala

Episode 6 | Series 6

Ben ventures deep into wild Guatemala, once home to an ancient Mayan civilisation, now home to former sound engineer who is building a new life in jungle.

Episode 7, Series 6

Thursday September 12 at 4:05pm

Missouri

Episode 7 | Series 6

Ben travels to the Ozark Plateau in Missouri to live with wilderness expert, Bo Brown, who gave up life on the road with his band to teach Stone Age skills to modern day man.

Episode 7, Series 6

Friday September 13 at 4:05am

Missouri

Episode 7 | Series 6

Ben travels to the Ozark Plateau in Missouri to live with wilderness expert, Bo Brown, who gave up life on the road with his band to teach Stone Age skills to modern day man.

Episode 8, Series 6

Friday September 13 at 4:00pm

Cambodia

Episode 8 | Series 6

Ben ventures to Cambodia, to live with a fellow Brit who's raising his own castaway tribe on a tropical island and discovers how fragile life is for this family on their tiny island…

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