An entertaining documentary series in which a small team of scientists are transported to a remote location (deserted island, mountain valley, etc) and set various tasks that they must accomplish using only basic tools and supplies, and whatever materials they can extract from the environment around them. Previous challenges have included: the constuction of a wind-powered electricity generator, the production and use of textile dyes, and measuring the speed of a glacier. Written by
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The first series was set on the Mediterranean island of Capraia. The second was on the Caribbean island of Carriacou. The third was in Westland National Park in New Zealand. The fourth was in Death Valley, California. The fifth series was in Zanzibar. And the sixth series was in the San Juan mountains of Colorado. See more