The BEST Episodes of The Island with Bear Grylls

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 24, 2019

Network: Channel 4

Bear Grylls abandones a group of British men and women on a remote, uninhabited Pacific island, where they must stay completely alone for six weeks. With only the clothes they are wearing and some basic tools, do they have what it takes to survive?

Surviving the Island

#1 - Surviving the Island

Season 1 - Episode 6

Bear Grylls visits the men at the end of their stay on the island to explore how they coped and how the experience has affected them.

star 7.81
32 votes
Surviving the Island

#2 - Surviving the Island

Season 3 - Episode 7

star 7.80
41 votes
Episode 5

#3 - Episode 5

Season 5 - Episode 5

Facing their last week of isolation, the two camps decide to settle their class issues and battle the high seas, in a joint bid to raft to the neighbouring island. Can they bury their differences before Bear arrives.

star 7.80
45 votes
Surviving the Island

#4 - Surviving the Island

Season 2 - Episode 13

Bear meets the men and women who made it through six weeks on a Pacific island, to see how they coped battling hunger, thirst, and each other, in one of the biggest tests of their lives

star 7.79
38 votes
Surviving the Island

#5 - Surviving the Island

Season 5 - Episode 6

Bear Grylls arrives on the island eager to get the stories behind the castaways' class war and their often dubious survival strategies.

star 7.78
27 votes
Episode 3

#6 - Episode 3

Season 5 - Episode 3

In search of much-needed food, Barnes decides to risk strong currents and riptides on a journey by raft to a nearby island. But the voyage has disastrous consequences.

star 7.72
47 votes
The Men's Island

#7 - The Men's Island

Season 2 - Episode 10

Malnourished, exhausted and under pressure, the group turn on each other. Vic and Sam argue, while a fishing venture goes disastrously wrong for Will.

star 7.70
67 votes
The Men's Island

#8 - The Men's Island

Season 2 - Episode 12

After five weeks on the island, the men are low on food and energy. They make a last bid to hunt for food before Bear arrives to take them back to civilisation.

star 7.68
63 votes
Episode 2

#9 - Episode 2

Season 3 - Episode 2

The men and women meet on the beach and agree to unite. Iraq veteran Hannah attempts to motivate the group to bond more, but a vicious tropical storm has a devastating effect.

star 7.65
130 votes
The Men's Island

#10 - The Men's Island

Season 2 - Episode 7

The men build a raft to go fishing. But, as Vic gets dragged towards razor-sharp rocks, he faces a life and death struggle to turn the raft around.

star 7.64
73 votes
The Women's Island

#11 - The Women's Island

Season 2 - Episode 11

Hunger and disorganisation is causing the group to fragment. Lauren and Beth make a push for leadership but Jaime and Belinda push back.

star 7.63
60 votes
Episode 5

#12 - Episode 5

Season 1 - Episode 5

The men enter their fourth week of living on the island with the group hungry and divided. They elect an island leader. But will everyone back him?

star 7.63
83 votes
Episode 2

#13 - Episode 2

Season 4 - Episode 2

The young group's campsites turns into a swamp in the rain. They join up with the orders but immediately there's a row. Freddie kills a snake, and Kaggy goes on a turkey hunt.

star 7.62
122 votes
The Women's Island

#14 - The Women's Island

Season 2 - Episode 8

The extreme conditions are taking their toll, with the women on the brink of starvation. Lauren, Beth and Belinda go pig hunting in the jungle.

star 7.59
64 votes
Episode 4

#15 - Episode 4

Season 1 - Episode 4

Three weeks into their survival experience, the group are barely getting by on a meagre diet of snails and coconuts. Willing to take ever greater risks, Mike and Chris battle with dangerous tides.

star 7.59
85 votes
Episode 5

#16 - Episode 5

Season 3 - Episode 5

Following Patrick's fall, the island is in crisis as the safety team struggle to land in a stormy sea. And with the need for food as urgent as ever, Tilly wants to join the hunt.

star 7.58
132 votes
Episode 3

#17 - Episode 3

Season 1 - Episode 3

With the men losing weight on a diet of just 300 calories a day, Ryan heads off alone in search of food. But without water, he soon finds himself lost and in imminent danger.

star 7.58
91 votes
The Men's Island

#18 - The Men's Island

Season 2 - Episode 5

The men come face to face with a fearsome predator. And, as the group's body weight and energy levels plummet, there's division and conflict in the camp.

star 7.58
74 votes
The Women's Island

#19 - The Women's Island

Season 2 - Episode 9

It's almost four weeks into the experiment and the women are entering dangerous medical territory. They're given a 36-hour deadline to turn things around.

star 7.57
56 votes
Episode 4

#20 - Episode 4

Season 3 - Episode 4

star 7.57
118 votes
The Men's Island

#21 - The Men's Island

Season 2 - Episode 3

The men have barely slept or had a real meal since landing. And a bitter rivalry between the island's two builders, Paul and Andy, has turned into all-out war.

star 7.53
83 votes
The Men's Island

#22 - The Men's Island

Season 2 - Episode 1

The men swim ashore. Hammered by a succession of tropical storms, they must find a safe place away from deadly scorpions, snakes and caiman crocodile. And less than a week in, a fierce row breaks out.

star 7.52
100 votes
Episode 2

#23 - Episode 2

Season 1 - Episode 2

It's been 48 hours since the men had a meal and hunger grips the group. The race is on to bring food back to camp before they become too weak to hunt.

star 7.52
87 votes
The Women's Island

#24 - The Women's Island

Season 2 - Episode 6

Starving and seriously dehydrated, the group leave camp looking for water. They find two pigs, but can't agree whether to adopt them, or eat them.

star 7.51
73 votes
Episode 5

#25 - Episode 5

Season 4 - Episode 5

After four weeks on the island, the group have collectively lost almost 30 stone. Can Aran and Jacqui make a killing with a dangerous caiman crocodile and provide food for all?

star 7.49
91 votes