Marooned with Ed Stafford

Marooned with Ed Stafford is a documentary television series commissioned by Discovery Channel and produced by Tigress Productions , [1] part of the Endemol Shine Group . [2] Ed Stafford film the series, in qui he journeys to remote destinations around the world for ten days Each to see if he can survive there is His Own in isolation with no clothes (first series only), no food, and no tools . He can only take his camera, an emergency phone phone and an emergency medical kit. Stafford’s goal is to see if he can not only survive, but thrive under these tough conditions.

The first series, Ed Stafford: Naked and Marooned , is a six-day visit to the tropical island of Olorua in the Pacific Ocean . [3]

Series overview

Series Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 4 March 10, 2013 March 28, 2013
2 9 April 23, 2014 23 October 2014
3 6 May 8, 2016 August 15, 2016


Series 1 (2013)

No. in
title Original air date
1 1 “Stranded” March 10, 2013
Exploring Ed Stafford struggles to establish itself on a remote uninhabited Fijian island . Arriving with nothing, he has to quickly establish his priorities of water, shelter, food and fire to have any chance of surviving his 60-day challenge. Living mainly on coconuts , the food for the food and the diet, eating anything that comes its way – including a raw gecko . As his only water source dries up, Ed suffers from dehydration before the rain comes and gives him the boost he needs to finally make a much-needed fire.
2 2 “Give Me Shelter” March 21, 2013
It’s been two weeks since Ed Stafford arrived on the uninhabited Fijian island of Olorua , with absolutely nothing except cameras to record his experience. With the rainy season approaching, he desperately needs to move out of his face. With nothing but clamshell to fell trees, it’s physically exhausting. To make matters worse, he’s still constantly hungry and dehydrated. As Ed’s physical health deteriorates, so does his mental state, and loneliness begins to take over. He’s forced to dig deep to find strength.
3 3 “Swimming With Sharks” March 28, 2013
Finally, it’s just beginning to be comfortable. But he’s still got two challenges: to kill and eat a feral goat, and to build a raft and enter the shark -infested waters to catch fish.
4 4 “Ed Bares All” 6 September 2013
Behind the scenes from Ed’s 60 days on the island.

Series 2 (2014)

No. in
title Original air date
5 1 ” Botswana “ April 23, 2014
Ed Stafford has to survive 10 days in the dangerous Okavango Delta in Botswana.
6 2 ” Venezuela “ April 30, 2014
Ed is marooned in the rainforest surroundings of Venezuela.
7 3 ” Australia “ May 7, 2014
Ed is marooned on the unforgiving coast of Western Australia .
8 4 ” Romania “ May 14, 2014
Ed is stranded in the Carpathian Mountains .
9 5 ” Borneo “ May 21, 2014
Ed Stafford takes on the jungles of Borneo.
10 6 ” Thailand “ 9 October 2014
Ed Stafford is marooned for 10 days with nothing in a mountainous area of ​​the Golden Triangle . It’s the tail end of the monsoon and Ed is caught out, leaving himself exposed and vulnerable. Keen not to make the same mistake again!
11 7 ” Rwanda “ 16 October 2014
Ed Stafford is marooned for 10 days with nothing, on the African savannah in Rwanda. Dropped at 2000 meters on the high grasslands of Central Africa , Ed finds himself in a bid to live in harmony with Africa’s biggest game.Surrounded by antelope , warthogs , elephant and giraffe , the grasslands are a harsh environment to thrive in, and food is scarce.
12 8 ” Arizona “ 23 October 2014
Under the searing summer sun, Ed takes on Arizona’s Sonoran Desert . As Exceed temperature 40 ° C, and the local monsoon season Threatens to bring Potentially deadly flash floods , he battles Against the Threat ofRattlesnakes and mountain lions in a bid to tread in the footsteps of ancient indigenous Americans Who thrived in this harsh habitat.
13 9 “Rules of Survival” 30 October 2014

Series 3 (2016)

No. in
title Original air date
14 1 ” The Gobi Desert “ May 8, 2016
Dropped in to the middle of Mongolia’s Desert Gobi, Ed tackles his most isolated challenge ever. Thousands of miles from civilization, and facing the constant threats of searing heat and dehydration, Ed finds refuge in a desertoasis . Home to elusive desert bears , the oasis provides a source of water, edible plants and a base to make a rock and wood house. After a meagre start, he eventually catches some supper.
15 2 ” Guatemala “ May 15, 2016
This time Ed must survive in the jungles of Guatemala. Dropped off on a small island in the Usumacinta River , Ed has to brave crocodiles to reach the jungle. Once there, he is swiftly reminded how tough it is to survive in a rainforest. Battling through dense foliage, he discovers a beautiful lake and sets up camp. But it’s the rainy season, he struggles to make a fire and can not catch anything to eat. Desperately hungry, he builds a raft and sets out on the lake to fish, ever aware of the resident crocodiles. After a long time in the wild, Ed realized that he should make a dramatic offering in his life.
16 3 ” Namibia “ May 22, 2016
Ed takes on the parched bushveld of northern Namibia, in southern Africa. Dropped right at the end of a very long season, there are hardly any edible plants available to him. Undeterred, he makes base camp on a tree of a huge lake, spending each night on his home-made sleeping platform. He builds a huge fish which gives him a steady supply of small fish to eat, alongside a bird that he catches in a traditional bushman’s trap. But his obsession with trying to catch a warthog sees him. How will he survive?
17 4 ” Patagonia “ 1 August 2016
Dropped deep in the foothills of the Andes , in Argentina Patagonia, Ed faces extreme exposure to both intense sunlight and freezing temperatures in the southern hemisphere unleashes a torrent of meteorological abuse.Making camp in a mountain river valley, he subsists on a diet of wild woodland salad, tadpoles and ant eggs before getting to grips with tickling trout in the fish-rich waters. In a final demonstration of thriving, he builds an automated fishing system and creates a living larder to keep his food source alive in preparation for a last evening mega-meal.
18 5 ” Philippines “ 8 August 2016
Ed is in The Philippines, on Coron Island , attempting to survive on a secluded beach. The seashore is covered in litter, potentially useful for survival but a depressing reminder of the state of our seas. Naked and Marooned, when he gets seriously ill, he starts to struggle with ghosts from the past. Lying on his sick bed of palm leaves, Ed achieves that if he does not push himself to find water and food quickly then his survival mission is over. Hemmed in by towering granite cliffs, he’s concerned there may be no fresh water to be found.
19 6 ” Norway “ August 15, 2016
Ed heads for the Arctic Circle , and is dropped on top of a snow-covered mountain in the western fjords of Norway. This is the first time Marooned has ever been to a truly cold rental. The conditions are so extreme that they are not used, tools or knife. Before entering isolation, Ed undergoes special ice training to prepare for the dangers that lie ahead. He faces a new set of challenges, including having to build a shelter that will protect him from the inhospitable weather and keep his fire alight on the sodden ground. He is under constant risk of hypothermia , and the rising tide threatens his home.


  • In the United Kingdom, the series airs first on the Discovery Channel, with reruns airing on DMAX .
  • The series airs on Discovery Channel in the United States as Naked Castaway .
  • In Italy, the series airs on DMAX with a different episodes timeline as Ed Stafford: Duro a morire (Italian for “Ed Stafford: Die-Hard”).


  1. Jump up^ “Tigress Productions” . . Retrieved January 20, 2016 .
  2. Jump up^ “National Geographic, Academy Award-Winning Producer James Marsh and Tigress Productions To Partner On Dian Fossey: Secrets In The Mist” . Endemol Shine Group . Retrieved April 16, 2017 .
  3. Jump up^ “Naked and Marooned with Ed Stafford” . . Retrieved April 16, 2017 .