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Discovery Commissions Ed Stafford Special


Beach House Pictures and Freeflow Productions are producing the one-off Ed Stafford: Man Woman Child Wild for Discovery UK, following the renowned explorer as he moves to a remote island with his family.

The series follows Stafford (First Man Out, Left For Dead, Naked and Marooned) as he disconnects from modern life and commits to living on a remote island with his wife, Laura Bingham, and their toddler for a month. The self-filmed hour-long documentary set to air later this year captures the family’s experience battling against the harsh environment of the deserted island, including their time spent with the semi-nomadic Menawai tribe.

Simon Downing, senior VP and head of factual and sport at Discovery, said: “We’re delighted to be working with Ed on this unique new commission, building on Discovery’s unrivaled reputation as the home of survival and adventure. Once again Ed will be putting himself through the ultimate challenge, trying to sustain his family and protect them from the wilderness in an unfiltered, raw and honest way, using only his brains and his bare hands. Expect peerless survival skills, authentic wilderness action and an emotional journey.”

Donovan Chan, creative director at Beach House Pictures and one of the show’s EPs, said: “We are proud to have made this unprecedented, off-grid challenge a reality with Ed. We filmed some truly edge-of-your-seat action and asked big questions about the pressures of society and every man’s dream of unplugging himself and his family from modern life.”

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