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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
Andrew Jeffrey joined Realscreen in 2021 as its news editor. Here, he helps to oversee assignment, reporting and editing for Realscreen's daily newsletter. Prior to his work covering documentary and non-fiction film and TV, he worked as a reporter and associate producer for CBC Edmonton, and as a reporter for The Star Calgary, where he covered daily news on beats such as local and provincial politics, health care and harm reduction, sports and education. His work has appeared in other Canadian news outlets such as TVO, the Edmonton Journal and Avenue Magazine.

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