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MIPTV Picks: Three Hungry Boys

While these boys may not possess the survivalist know-how of a Les Stroud or a Bear Grylls, their enthusiasm and chemistry makes for captivating viewing.
March 31, 2010


Channel 4 food presenter Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall (River Cottage) knows a little something about creative cuisine, given his past hosting experience for A Cook on the Wild Side, which saw him quaff back roadkill and squirrel and earn the nickname ‘Hugh Fearlessly Eats it All.’ Thus, when three young marine biology students (conveniently named Trevor, Thom and Tim) contact him to try to earn a free holiday by offering to live off the land for a month, Hugh decides to give them a shot at the foraging life. He sends them to the West Coast of Scotland with a few rations, a camper van and a camera team to capture the goings-on. While the boys may not possess the survivalist know-how of a Les Stroud or a Bear Grylls, their enthusiasm and chemistry makes for captivating viewing.

Partners: KEO Films (London), distributed by Outright Distribution (London)

Length: 9 x 30 minutes

Aired: January – March 2010 (UK)

Rights available: Worldwide

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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