10,000 BC (TV show)

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10,000 BC
10,000 BC (TV show) first logo.jpg
Genre
Narrated by Julian Barratt
Theme music composer John Lemke
Composer(s) John Lemke
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 10 (10 aired)
Production
Location(s) near Lovech, Bulgaria
Running time 60 minutes (incl. commercials)
Production company(s)
Release
Original network Channel 5
MTV
Picture format
Audio format
Original release 2 February 2015 (2015-02-02) – present
External links
Channel 5 website www.channel5.com/shows/10000-bc

10,000 BC is a British reality television series that debuted on Channel 5 and MTV on 2 February 2015. The show is a joint commission between the two channels.[1]

The social experiment series follows 20 British people from all walks of life as they go back to the conditions of the Stone Age and try to survive two months in the wilderness.[2]

The 10,000 BC candidates were prepared and monitored by Klint Janulis, an archaeologist and survival expert. Janulis had spent 14 years in the U.S. military, initially as a Marine and then in the Army Special Forces.[3]

Location[edit]

The series was set and filmed in the Byalka Hunting Preserve, near Lovech in the foothills of the Balkan Mountains, Bulgaria. The contestants were filmed for two months from October 2014.[4]

Contestants[edit]

Nine men and eleven women from all over the United Kingdom took part in this series, including groups from two families (the Hardings and the O'Rourkes) and one couple (Oliver Farr and Terri Perry). The other eleven contestants each entered on their own. The oldest tribe member was retired private school PA Caroline Mortimer, who was 65 years old upon entering. The youngest tribe member was the restaurant maître d' Alice Harding, 20.

Five of the original twenty participants remained until the eighth week. Twelve chose to leave; three were removed. It was decided by the whole tribe on day one that Steve would be tribe leader.

A full cast list was posted online one week prior to the series launch.[5]

Table key
  Walked/Removed from Tribe
  • Bold italics indicate Tribe Leader
Tribe member Age Occupation Hometown Quote Duration
Jodie O'Rourke 23 Event manager East Sussex "We've got strong personalities and we will bring something to the group." Still in Tribe
Josie O'Rourke 48 Bookmaker East Sussex "We've got strong personalities and we will bring something to the group." Still in Tribe
John Paul Mullen 29 Club promoter Unknown "I want to show people who I really am." Still in Tribe
Mike Simms 31 Fireman Greater Manchester "I'm calm under pressure" Still in Tribe
Melissa Snelling 25 Propmaker Middlesex "I am really stubborn, so I can't see myself giving up too easily." Still in Tribe
Paul Barnes 41 HGV driver Bristol "Failure isn’t an option. I don’t fail. It’s not in my vocabulary." Removed Week 7
Steve Nicholson 53 Business owner Unknown "I'm looking for an experience." Walked Week 3
Paul Harding 46 Fencer and landscaper Unknown "We're not afraid to stand up for something that we think is right." Walked Week 3
Rachel Harding 48 Education assessor Unknown "We're not afraid to stand up for something that we think is right." Walked Week 3
Emily Harding 23 Graphic designer Unknown "We're not afraid to stand up for something that we think is right." Walked Week 3
Mary Harding 22 Student Unknown "We're not afraid to stand up for something that we think is right." Walked Week 3
Alice Harding 20 Restaurant maître d' Unknown "We're not afraid to stand up for something that we think is right." Walked Week 3
Kam Khaira 39 Housewife and shopkeeper Unknown "I am determined to stick it out." Walked Week 2
Tom Reader 27 Digital content creator London "It will be a real challenge." Removed Week 2
Aamer Hussain 25 Centre manager Unknown "I don't have no skills! I'm just going to sit there!" Walked Week 2
Oliver Farr 24 Electrician East London "We’re both social chameleons so we do well in a group." Walked Week 1
Terri Perry 30 Florist East London "We’re both social chameleons so we do well in a group." Walked Week 1
Kym Hall 32 Sales representative Sheffield "I don't do well when I'm hungry and cold." Walked Week 1
Caroline Mortimer 65 Retired Private School PA Unknown "I'm a bit apprehensive about being the oldest member and keeping up with the youngsters." Removed Week 1
Perry Brookes 25 Landscape gardener Unknown "I've never done anything like this before in my life." Walked Week 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rigby, Sam (10 September 2014). "Channel 5 and MTV UK Commission New Stone Age Reality Series 10,000 BC". Digital Spy. Archived from the original on 25 March 2015. Retrieved 3 February 2015. 
  2. ^ Pitchford, Mark (10 September 2014). "10,000 BC". Channel 5 Press. Retrieved 3 February 2015. 
  3. ^ Bartlett, Ryan (12 March 2015). "Channel 5's 10,000 BC: 2015's Best New Reality Show?". Lenders4U. Retrieved 12 March 2015. 
  4. ^ Greaney, Sue (3 February 2015). "What did Channel 5's 10,000BC tell us about life in 10,000BC?". Reality Box. Retrieved 3 February 2015. 
  5. ^ Ellis, Will (29 January 2015). "10,000 BC: Meet the contestants of Channel 5's new reality show". Reality Box. Retrieved 3 February 2015. 

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