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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
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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