In the second of three episodes of Escape to the Wild, airing on Wednesday 9 February at 9.00pm, Jimmy Doherty travels to the Yukon wilderness in Canada to find out why an actress and an office worker quit the London rat race for a log cabin in bear country.
After three flights and a 25-mile boat trip, Jimmy reaches British couple Neil and Louise’s extremely remote home. The Yukon, twice the size of the UK yet with just 34,000 people, seems like the perfect place to get some peace and quiet. But without electricity or running water, Jimmy soon learns the harsh realities that come with living so far off-grid.
With temperatures about to plummet, Jimmy helps Neil and Louise prepare for the impending winter. This involves hunting for moose and grouse to keep their food provisions plentiful and keeping the wood supplies up so the couple don’t freeze. Jimmy can appreciate the simplicity, the solitude, the scenery and the adventure, but is it worth the hard graft and the threat of cabin fever and grizzly bears?
Executive Producer: Nick Shearman
Series Producer: Helen Simpson
Producer and Director: Osca Humphreys
Production Company: Optomen
Escape To The Wild: The Yukon Episode 2 (of 3) airs on Wednesday 9 February 2017 from 9.00pm-10.00pm on Channel 4.