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Ray Mears' World of Survival

Series 1

Episode 1: Arctic

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Survival expert Ray Mears travels to the most inhospitable places on earth and discovers how indigenous people survive. He takes on the Canadian Arctic and learns survival techniques from the Inuit. Show more

Ray Mears' World of Survival

Series 1

Episode 2: Arnhem Land

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Ray Mears shows how to survive in some of the most inhospitable places on earth. In Northern Australia, local Aborigines teach him to make shelters of bark, find water in tree trunks and eat worms. Show more

Ray Mears' World of Survival

Series 1

Episode 3: Siberia

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Expert Ray Mears demonstrates how to survive in some of the most inhospitable places on earth. He visits the Evenk people of the Brigade Gayulski, whose lives revolve around reindeer. Show more

Ray Mears' World of Survival

Series 1

Episode 4: Savaii

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Survival expert Ray Mears takes on the most inhospitable places on earth. He travels to Savaii, Western Samoa, an island prone to cyclones and treacherous seas. Show more

Ray Mears' World of Survival

Series 1

Episode 5: Namibia

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Survival expert Ray Mears takes on the most inhospitable places on earth. He visits the Namibian bush to learn survival skills from the Jo'hansi bushmen. Show more

Ray Mears' World of Survival

Series 1

Episode 6: The Spice Islands: Indonesia

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Survival expert Ray Mears takes on the most inhospitable places on earth. He travels to the island of Serum, Indonesia to learn the art of trapping from the Nuaulu. Show more

Ray Mears' World of Survival

Series 2

Episode 1: Heart of the Rift: Tanzania

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Traveller Ray Mears explores far-flung locations with tips on survival and integration into societies of indigenous people. At Lake Eyasi, Tanzania he joins the Hadza tribe on a 60km trek.

Ray Mears' World of Survival

Series 2

Episode 2: The Land of Genghis Khan: Mongolia

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

The extreme climate of the Mongolian Steppes makes it a hostile environment. Ray Mears finds out how its nomads move their livestock up to 15 times a year. Show more

Ray Mears' World of Survival

Series 2

Episode 3: Headwaters of the Orinoco: Venezuela

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Knowledge

Ray Mears goes deep into the Amazonian rainforest to meet the Sanema people, who are superb naturalists and exploit chemicals from trees and vines to catch prey and to induce hallucinogenic trances.

Ray Mears' World of Survival

Series 2

Episode 4: The Coromandel Coast

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Knowledge

Ray Mears sees how the Vadabalija, an Indian caste who survive by specialising in fishing, use rafts of logs to navigate the treacherous surroundings to reach fishing areas around the Bay of Bengal. Show more

Ray Mears' World of Survival

Series 2

Episode 5: The Barren Lands

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Knowledge

In the freezing temperatures of Labrador, Northern Canada, survival expert Ray Mears joins the Innu at their winter hunting camps. He follows the amazing transformation of caribou skin into buckskin. Show more

Ray Mears' World of Survival

Series 2

Episode 6: The Red Centre: Australia

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Ray Mears visits the Aboriginal people of the central Australian desert. He goes to Amata, where 500 Anangu live, and learns how they find water, hunt emu and dig for witchetty grubs and honey ants. Show more