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The Hunt

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From the executive producer of Planet Earth and Frozen Planet comes a stunning new series that explores the dramatic world of predation as never before.

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ABOUT THE SHOW

From the executive producer of Planet Earth and Frozen Planet comes a stunning new series that explores the dramatic world of predation as never before. The contests between predators and prey are the most critical events in nature.

This series takes an intimate look at the remarkable strategies of hunters and, in some cases, the hunted, exploring the challenges animals face and the tactics they employ. Each episode focuses on one principal habitat, whether savannah, jungle or ocean.

Stories range from the desert lions that use the cloak of a sea mist to ambush oryx to killer whales who use teamwork and sonar to pinpoint prey in the open ocean, from the spider that alters its hunting strategy to match its prey to the octopus that walks across land to reach fish trapped in rock pools.

Confident and cinematic in style, The Hunt is a celebration of nature's most determined, specialised and cunning predators and their equally cunning and elusive prey. It combines the epic landscapes of Planet Earth with intimate, engaging behaviour.

Next On

Episode 1, Series 1

Friday August 6 at 11:05am

The Hardest Challenge

Episode 1 | Series 1

The Hardest Challenge reveals the extraordinary range of strategies used by predators.

Episode 1, Series 1

Friday August 6 at 9:25pm

The Hardest Challenge

Episode 1 | Series 1

The Hardest Challenge reveals the extraordinary range of strategies used by predators.

Episode 2, Series 1

Monday August 9 at 11:15am

In The Grip Of The Seasons

Episode 2 | Series 1

How do polar predators face the challenges of hunting in the most seasonal place on Earth?

Episode 2, Series 1

Monday August 9 at 9:20pm

In The Grip Of The Seasons

Episode 2 | Series 1

How do polar predators face the challenges of hunting in the most seasonal place on Earth?

Episode 3, Series 1

Tuesday August 10 at 11:10am

Hide And Seek

Episode 3 | Series 1

Predators and their prey hunt and escape in the dense and complex world of the forest.

Episode 3, Series 1

Tuesday August 10 at 9:30pm

Hide And Seek

Episode 3 | Series 1

Predators and their prey hunt and escape in the dense and complex world of the forest.

Episode 4, Series 1

Wednesday August 11 at 11:10am

Hunger At Sea

Episode 4 | Series 1

Revealing the strategies predators use to hunt for prey in the big blue.

Episode 4, Series 1

Wednesday August 11 at 9:25pm

Hunger At Sea

Episode 4 | Series 1

Revealing the strategies predators use to hunt for prey in the big blue.

Episode 5, Series 1

Thursday August 12 at 11:10am

Nowhere To Hide

Episode 5 | Series 1

A look at predator and prey strategies in the open arenas of desert and grassland.

Episode 5, Series 1

Thursday August 12 at 9:15pm

Nowhere To Hide

Episode 5 | Series 1

A look at predator and prey strategies in the open arenas of desert and grassland.

Episode 6, Series 1

Friday August 13 at 11:10am

Race Against Time

Episode 6 | Series 1

Predators hunt on the dynamic border between land and sea, where chances are brief.

Episode 6, Series 1

Friday August 13 at 9:25pm

Race Against Time

Episode 6 | Series 1

Predators hunt on the dynamic border between land and sea, where chances are brief.

Episode 7, Series 1

Monday August 16 at 11:15am

Living With Predators

Episode 7 | Series 1

Looking at the planet's top predators through the eyes of scientists trying to save them.

Episode 7, Series 1

Monday August 16 at 9:20pm

Living With Predators

Episode 7 | Series 1

Looking at the planet's top predators through the eyes of scientists trying to save them.

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