Naked and Marooned
“Naked Castaway”/ “Naked and Marooned” aired in the USA, UK and internationally on Discovery Channel and was shortlisted for best popular factual program for the Broadcast Awards 2014. It topped the charts for multichannel (excluding BBC1, 2, ITV, 4 and C5) viewing figures for 2013/14 with episode 3 getting six times the slot average. Ed’s first venture into television projects was to self-film a survival experiment for Discovery Channel that was made into a 4-part series that aired around the world from March 2013. He was dropped off alone on an uninhabited tropical island in the Pacific with no food, no water, no tools, no knife and not even any clothes. This was the ultimate solo survival test and he would be alone for 60 days and have to survive on his experience and his wits. All Ed had with him was the cameras to self-film this ground-breaking documentary as well as a stripped down medical kit (one course of antibiotics and some trauma dressings), an emergency satellite phone and a GPS messenger in case his life was at risk. The format for Ed’s series was evolved by American producers to make the popular contestant show Naked and Afraid.
Marooned with Ed Stafford
Ed went on to film a further series for Discovery Channel called Marooned with Ed Stafford. In this 8-part series Ed was dropped off in remote and inhospitable parts of the planet with nothing to help him survive in each episode.
Ed Stafford: Into the Unknown
Ed is on a mission to investigate the planet’s newest mysteries. With photographs of Earth – taken by spy satellites and the International Space Station – showing strange and unexplained markings in some of the most remote and inaccessible places on the planet, Ed sets out to find the target, and solve the riddle. From investigating gigantic white lines popping up on satellite images in remote West Papua, to a strange pattern of circular dots in the middle of the Danakil Desert, each astonishing image captures something hard to classify, previously unseen or anomalous. Ed will call on all of his expertise in extreme terrains and climates to uncover the truth.