Adventurer Ben Fogle gets a taste of extreme escapism in this brand new series meeting those who have turned their backs on the daily grind. Each week, Ben spends time in one of the world’s most remote locations, meeting the people who now inhabit these inhospitable corners of the planet after leaving their ordinary lives behind.
Our intrepid guide also wonders whether these extraordinary individuals and their incredible experiences might tempt him to move his own family out of London and away from the comforts of the city. Is it daring or downright crazy? Ben wants to discover the truth about life in tough, harsh conditions, where doing battle with Mother Nature is a daily reality.
Ben meets a former dump-truck driver who sold his life on eBay and bought a tiny island.
Available until 21:00 21 Feb 2015
Ben joins coconut farmer Neil and his young family in their bamboo house in the Philippines.
Available until 21:00 14 Feb 2015
Ben Fogle meets an ex-fighter pilot turned hill farmer.
Available until 21:00 7 Feb 2015