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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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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.

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Episode 1, Series 1

Tuesday September 3 at 5:15am

The Hardest Challenge

Episode 1 | Series 1

From the producer of Planet Earth, explore the world of predation as never before. Predators usually fail. To have a chance of success they must have a key skill like speed or stealth…

Episode 1, Series 1

Tuesday September 3 at 2:05pm

The Hardest Challenge

Episode 1 | Series 1

From the producer of Planet Earth, explore the world of predation as never before. Predators usually fail. To have a chance of success they must have a key skill like speed or stealth…

Episode 2, Series 1

Wednesday September 4 at 5:50am

In The Grip Of The Seasons

Episode 2 | Series 1

Explore the world of predation as never before. This episode looks at the challenges of hunting and escaping in a world dominated by the seasons - places, like the Arctic, that undergo…

Episode 2, Series 1

Wednesday September 4 at 2:20pm

In The Grip Of The Seasons

Episode 2 | Series 1

Explore the world of predation as never before. This episode looks at the challenges of hunting and escaping in a world dominated by the seasons - places, like the Arctic, that undergo…

Episode 3, Series 1

Thursday September 5 at 5:25am

Hide And Seek

Episode 3 | Series 1

From the producer of Planet Earth, explore the world of predation as never before. This episode looks at the challenges faced by predators and prey in the dense, complex world of forests…

Episode 3, Series 1

Thursday September 5 at 2:25pm

Hide And Seek

Episode 3 | Series 1

From the producer of Planet Earth, explore the world of predation as never before. This episode looks at the challenges faced by predators and prey in the dense, complex world of forests…

Episode 4, Series 1

Friday September 6 at 5:05am

Hunger At Sea

Episode 4 | Series 1

From the producer of Planet Earth, explore the world of predation as never before. Follow blue whales, sharks, black skipjack tuna, dolphinfish, sea lions and albatrosses to reveal…

Episode 4, Series 1

Friday September 6 at 1:55pm

Hunger At Sea

Episode 4 | Series 1

From the producer of Planet Earth, explore the world of predation as never before. Follow blue whales, sharks, black skipjack tuna, dolphinfish, sea lions and albatrosses to reveal…

Episode 1, Series 1

Saturday September 7 at 7:50am

The Hardest Challenge

Episode 1 | Series 1

From the producer of Planet Earth, explore the world of predation as never before. Predators usually fail. To have a chance of success they must have a key skill like speed or stealth…

Episode 2, Series 1

Saturday September 7 at 8:40am

In The Grip Of The Seasons

Episode 2 | Series 1

Explore the world of predation as never before. This episode looks at the challenges of hunting and escaping in a world dominated by the seasons - places, like the Arctic, that undergo…

Episode 3, Series 1

Saturday September 7 at 9:35am

Hide And Seek

Episode 3 | Series 1

From the producer of Planet Earth, explore the world of predation as never before. This episode looks at the challenges faced by predators and prey in the dense, complex world of forests…

Episode 4, Series 1

Saturday September 7 at 10:25am

Hunger At Sea

Episode 4 | Series 1

From the producer of Planet Earth, explore the world of predation as never before. Follow blue whales, sharks, black skipjack tuna, dolphinfish, sea lions and albatrosses to reveal…

Episode 5, Series 1

Monday September 9 at 5:15am

Nowhere To Hide

Episode 5 | Series 1

From the producer of Planet Earth, explore the world of predation as never before. On the plains, savannahs and deserts of the world the biggest challenge is exposure - how does a…

Episode 5, Series 1

Monday September 9 at 2:15pm

Nowhere To Hide

Episode 5 | Series 1

From the producer of Planet Earth, explore the world of predation as never before. On the plains, savannahs and deserts of the world the biggest challenge is exposure - how does a…

Episode 6, Series 1

Tuesday September 10 at 5:30am

Race Against Time

Episode 6 | Series 1

Renowned natural historian Sir David Attenborough explores animals living on the coasts, a place where getting your next meal depends on careful timing. It's the only place where…

Episode 6, Series 1

Tuesday September 10 at 2:10pm

Race Against Time

Episode 6 | Series 1

Renowned natural historian Sir David Attenborough explores animals living on the coasts, a place where getting your next meal depends on careful timing. It's the only place where…

Episode 7, Series 1

Wednesday September 11 at 5:35am

Living With Predators

Episode 7 | Series 1

In the final episode of this landmark series, Sir David Attenborough looks at what the future holds for the planet's most iconic predators. Can the hardest working animals in the natural…

Episode 7, Series 1

Wednesday September 11 at 2:15pm

Living With Predators

Episode 7 | Series 1

In the final episode of this landmark series, Sir David Attenborough looks at what the future holds for the planet's most iconic predators. Can the hardest working animals in the natural…

Episode 5, Series 1

Saturday September 14 at 7:00am

Nowhere To Hide

Episode 5 | Series 1

From the producer of Planet Earth, explore the world of predation as never before. On the plains, savannahs and deserts of the world the biggest challenge is exposure - how does a…

Episode 6, Series 1

Saturday September 14 at 7:50am

Race Against Time

Episode 6 | Series 1

Renowned natural historian Sir David Attenborough explores animals living on the coasts, a place where getting your next meal depends on careful timing. It's the only place where…

Episode 7, Series 1

Saturday September 14 at 8:40am

Living With Predators

Episode 7 | Series 1

In the final episode of this landmark series, Sir David Attenborough looks at what the future holds for the planet's most iconic predators. Can the hardest working animals in the natural…

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