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UK women to become 'tribal wives'
Papua New Guinean tribesmen
Tribesmen in six remote villages will get new British 'wives'
The BBC is sending six British women to be "second wives" to tribesmen in some of the world's most remote communities.

The women will spend a month shadowing actual wives in villages in Papua New Guinea, Greenland, Africa and Northern Mongolia, for a BBC Two series.

They will attempt to eat, sleep, and work exactly as the real wives do to "immerse themselves" in their cultures.

Tribe members will be interviewed each week to assess how the British women have been accepted.

Producers say the series, entitled Women of the Tribe, will examine the hosts' perceptions of western culture through their visitors.

Clotted blood

The series follows the success of explorer Bruce Perry's Tribe series, which was also broadcast on BBC Two.

Viewers will see the women of the tribe speak with passion, emotion and humour about their lives, in a way that has not been explored before
Richard Klein

In it the former marine faced challenges such as drinking clotted blood and running along the backs of a line of bulls.

Richard Klein, BBC commissioning editor, documentaries, said: "Woman of the Tribe will give UK audiences and the six western women a real insight into how tribal women really live, the everyday issues they deal with, their hopes and fears, and their views on life.

"Viewers will see the women of the tribe speak with passion, emotion and humour about their lives, in a way that has not been explored before."

Women of the Tribe will be aired next year.




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