Life’s adventure just keeps offering amazing new experiences. I was contacted earlier in the year by a UK TV production company who wondered if I might be interested in having my lifestyle on my little island being featured in a UK TV documentary.
The first series of “New Lives in the Wild” had been a great success, and a second series had been commissioned. A couple of other participants had been selected, and I was a strong possibility. Over the course of a couple of months and many discussions things were confirmed, and “Usher’s Island” was scheduled to be included as one of the episodes of the second series.
You can watch the trailer for the first series of “New Lives in the Wild” below.
Having been out of the UK for so long, I’d never heard of presenter Ben Fogle, but my new partner Vanessa was very excited.
The filming schedule would include six days of filming, with Ben living with us on the island. The producer and director would also be with us for an initial extra four days to do some advanced preparation.
I don’t want to give away too much about what we did while the film crew were here, as I think it will be much more interesting to see the show without too much advance knowledge. All I will do is upload a few pix which will give a bit of an overview of the amazing week we spent with the film crew.
I think the show will give a well balanced overview of our lives on the island, and I am looking forward to seeing the edited show.
I believe it will air sometime in January 2014, but of course I’ll update once I get a firm date.
Thanks to all involved in making the episode – presenter, crew, friends and neighbours. The crew were great fun to hang out with, and the whole week was certainly one of the highlights of my life – what an amazing experience.