Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Will Eden Turn out to Be Paradise? ; PICK OF THE DAY EDEN, Channel 4, 9pm

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Will Eden Turn out to Be Paradise? ; PICK OF THE DAY EDEN, Channel 4, 9pm

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STRANDED in 600 acres of wilderness in the Scottish Highlands, a group of men and women have bravely ditched modern life, left to fend for themselves - for our entertainment.

So if you're the kind of person who breaks out in a cold sweat if you haven't checked your smartphone for half an hour, or shudders at thought of life without TV (guilty your honour), this latest reality show is the stuff of nightmares.

The 23-strong group has been stripped of all luxuries and armed only with basics that they are able to carry, to live in 'Eden' for a year.

But actually, this is no Big Brother-style affair, with tasks, or even a winner - this is a fascinating social experiment to see if they can build a community from scratch.

They have to debate their own rules, decide whether to live together or separately, and choose whether to accept majority decisions or just do as they damn well please. …

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