First up in this series about families building new lives in remote and inhospitable places is 52-year-old Londoner Mari.

The successful businesswoman met shaman Kurikindi while on holiday in Ecuador and, after a whirlwind romance, married him.

Now the couple and their five-year-old daughter are quitting life in London for a home in a remote part of the Amazon rain forest where, one imagines, property prices are somewhat lower.

Cue piranha-infested rivers, much insect-eating and even a friendly tapir wandering about the house (which has no walls). For some viewers, the title of this enjoyable series might just as well have been ‘Our Worst Nightmares’…