Alone – TV’s most epic, extreme and uncompromising survival experiment comes to the UK this August. The ultimate test of endurance and ingenuity, in one of the most beautiful but challenging landscapes on earth, eleven ordinary people face the ultimate test of survival. Dropped, COMPLETELY ALONE, with NO camera crew, in the remote wilderness of north-west Canada, each of them has challenged themselves to take part in the most pure and extreme competition on TV - Alone. Each person must fend for themselves and survive for as long as possible, equipped with only a handful of basic tools, whilst filming their own adventure. The rules are simple but uncompromising: the last person standing wins £100,000.
Aged from 19 to 58 years old, these competitors are not die-hard survivalists; they are ordinary people seeking an extraordinary challenge, whose lives have brought them to this moment for different reasons. Their stories unfold as their time in the wilderness reveals their truest selves. The series is not only a bare-knuckle survival challenge, but also gives an insight into the human spirit against all the odds.
In episode 1 (TX: Sunday 6 August, 9pm, Channel 4), the ultimate test of survival begins, as the eleven people arrive on the banks of the huge Mackenzie River, in Canada’s wild and remote Northwest Territories.
The competitors are left to fend for themselves and film their own adventure, equipped only with a handful of basic tools. There’s shock and trepidation as they discover the first signs of bears and wolves, and they race to put up shelters and light fires before the sun sets, leaving them in the pitch black night with only the sounds of the wilderness for company.
NHS Worker, Eva, comes face to face with the predator she fears most and builder, Louie, is desperate to go hunting with his bow and arrow - but soon faces a harsh reality check. Alan tries foraging and discovers a taste for pine sap (even if it reminds him of ‘toilet cleaner’). Meanwhile, Mike suffers an injury that could jeopardise his place in the competition and clothing designer Naomi endures the most terrifying night of her life.
Alone has been commissioned for Channel 4 by Ian Dunkley, Commissioning Editor, Factual Entertainment with Alf Lawrie, Head of Factual Entertainment. The series from The Garden, part of ITV Studios, is executive produced by Rachel Bloomfield, Tom Garland, Jo Harcourt-Smith. The Creative Director is Nicola Brown and Head of Programmes is Lucie Duxbury. Alone is distributed worldwide by A+E Networks.
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NOTES TO EDITORS:
Alone is now in its tenth series on the History Channel in the USA, and is a hit in Denmark, Norway Sweden, globally on Netflix and other territories to be announced soon. This is the first time the format has come to the UK.
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