Seems that the failures of the new BBC Castaway programme are making the news here in NZ.
Based in Great Barrier Island off the coast of Auckland it is certainly a long way from England but I wouldn’t necessarily class it as remote. Certainly not like the first Castaway Island in the Hebrides.
It seems that the 120 strong film crew are making the most of the local amenities and mixing with toursists and locals.
As a closet fan of the first series, especially Ben Fogle, I think its a total cop out by the BBC. You’d expect better standards of broadcasting but seems they’ve let them slip to appeal to the popularity of other reality programmes.