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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.

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

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

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About the show

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 4, Series 7

Monday June 17 at 4:10pm

Norway

Episode 4 | Series 7

In the Arctic Circle, Ben meets Randi, the first Norwegian woman to climb Everest ahead of his own bid to scale the world's highest mountain.

Episode 5, Series 7

Tuesday June 18 at 4:05pm

Bulgaria

Episode 5 | Series 7

Ben Fogle travels to the forests of the Rhodope Mountains to join a couple who have chosen a nomadic life in the wilderness. They are educated, unemployed and homeless - and it's just…

Episode 6, Series 7

Wednesday June 19 at 4:05pm

Canada

Episode 6 | Series 7

Ben Fogle visits the vast wilderness of North West Canada to meet Jeff and Rose and their five daughters, a family of adventurous off-gridders who rely on hunting big-game animals to…

Episode 6, Series 7

Thursday June 20 at 3:20am

Canada

Episode 6 | Series 7

Ben Fogle visits the vast wilderness of North West Canada to meet Jeff and Rose and their five daughters, a family of adventurous off-gridders who rely on hunting big-game animals to…

Episode 7, Series 7

Thursday June 20 at 3:45pm

Ireland

Episode 7 | Series 7

Ben Fogle journeys to Ireland's rugged Atlantic coastline to stay with Judith, a widow of 80 who rejected a modern way of life for one closer to nature.

Episode 7, Series 7

Friday June 21 at 4:00am

Ireland

Episode 7 | Series 7

Ben Fogle journeys to Ireland's rugged Atlantic coastline to stay with Judith, a widow of 80 who rejected a modern way of life for one closer to nature.

Episode 8, Series 7

Friday June 21 at 4:10pm

Brazil

Episode 8 | Series 7

The mighty Amazon river is where Ben Fogle's travel adventures began. More than 25 years later, he is back to meet Chris, a Scotsman who has chosen to make his home in one of the most…

Episode 1, Series 7

Monday June 24 at 4:10pm

Wilderness Island, Australia

Episode 1 | Series 7

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 7

Tuesday June 25 at 4:20pm

Freedom Cove, Canada

Episode 2 | Series 7

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 7

Wednesday June 26 at 4:00pm

Egypt

Episode 3 | Series 7

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 7

Thursday June 27 at 3:10am

Egypt

Episode 3 | Series 7

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 7

Thursday June 27 at 3:50pm

Norway

Episode 4 | Series 7

In the Arctic Circle, Ben meets Randi, the first Norwegian woman to climb Everest ahead of his own bid to scale the world's highest mountain.

Episode 4, Series 7

Friday June 28 at 3:40am

Norway

Episode 4 | Series 7

In the Arctic Circle, Ben meets Randi, the first Norwegian woman to climb Everest ahead of his own bid to scale the world's highest mountain.

Episode 5, Series 7

Friday June 28 at 4:10pm

Bulgaria

Episode 5 | Series 7

Ben Fogle travels to the forests of the Rhodope Mountains to join a couple who have chosen a nomadic life in the wilderness. They are educated, unemployed and homeless - and it's just…

Episode 1, Series 7

Sunday June 30 at 6:30am

Wilderness Island, Australia

Episode 1 | Series 7

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 6, Series 7

Monday July 1 at 4:10pm

Canada

Episode 6 | Series 7

Ben Fogle visits the vast wilderness of North West Canada to meet Jeff and Rose and their five daughters, a family of adventurous off-gridders who rely on hunting big-game animals to…

Episode 7, Series 7

Tuesday July 2 at 4:10pm

Ireland

Episode 7 | Series 7

Ben Fogle journeys to Ireland's rugged Atlantic coastline to stay with Judith, a widow of 80 who rejected a modern way of life for one closer to nature.

Episode 8, Series 7

Wednesday July 3 at 4:15pm

Brazil

Episode 8 | Series 7

The mighty Amazon river is where Ben Fogle's travel adventures began. More than 25 years later, he is back to meet Chris, a Scotsman who has chosen to make his home in one of the most…

Episode 8, Series 7

Thursday July 4 at 3:20am

Brazil

Episode 8 | Series 7

The mighty Amazon river is where Ben Fogle's travel adventures began. More than 25 years later, he is back to meet Chris, a Scotsman who has chosen to make his home in one of the most…

Episode 2, Series 7

Sunday July 7 at 6:30am

Freedom Cove, Canada

Episode 2 | Series 7

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 7

Sunday July 14 at 6:30am

Egypt

Episode 3 | Series 7

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

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