Steer­ing into dan­ger

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thrilled by all that,’’ Brown says. ‘‘ She’s a dare­devil. I’m a bit more like, hold on, pull your head in a bit and lis­ten to the man.’’

Free Rein doc­u­ments a five­day, 150km horse­back trek through the vast ex­panse of the Kim­ber­ley that the cou­ple filmed in May.

Along the way, they be­come the guests of hon­our at an out­back rodeo, join in a cane toad hunt and visit an Abo­rig­i­nal com­mu­nity.

Brown says he loved the chance to go to sleep at night look­ing up at the stars, wak­ing in the morn­ing to the sound of siz­zling sausages and get­ting up and ‘‘ jump­ing in the bloody pond’’ in his jocks.

The heart and soul of the doco is the play­ful re­la­tion­ship be­tween the cou­ple, which reaches a zenith as the pair fall out dur­ing a hi­lar­i­ous scene where they try, but fail ut­terly, to set up a tent. Free Rein, BBC Knowl­edge, Wed­nes­day, 8.30pm

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