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Hunted | Series 6 Preview (Channel 4)

New series of the real-life thriller where ordinary people go on the run from a team of expert hunters. Where will they hide? Who can they trust? What would YOU do? Eleven ordinary people from across the UK go fugitive. If they successfully outrun the elite team of hunters for 23 days, they will win a share of £100,000.

For the first time on Hunted, the fugitives must make their escape from an island, the Isle of Wight, under the ever-watchful eye of the hunter helicopter which is streaming live video direct to HQ.

The hunters have some clever adversaries this time, including an ex-military veteran, serving police officer and mother of two; a couple who are experienced urban explorers; two profoundly deaf young men in the prime of their lives, who want stick it to the hunters at every opportunity; two sisters who have something to prove to their mum; and a mother of four who is hoping to evade detection with her grown-up son.

Leading the hunt is Assistant Chief Constable of Cleveland Police Lisa Theaker. Lisa has led many complex homicide investigations. Now she oversees a handpicked team of top police and military personnel, armed with the powers of the state, which includes live CCTV, ANPR, GPS positioning, drones, tracker dogs, mobile phone monitoring and publicity campaigns.

In episode one, the fugitives arrive on a deserted beach with only a change of clothes and a small amount of cash. They must get back to the mainland as quickly as possible as the hunters close in on their position. Nathan and James try their luck at a private marina. Welsh couple Meurig and Elinor attempt to smuggle themselves off the island right under the hunters' noses.

But when a gale hits the island, mother and son Shoba and Amarinder are forced to use a more conspicuous means of transport - only to find somebody beat them to it.

Hunted returns Sunday 22nd May at 9pm on Channel 4 and All4. Continues Monday 23rd at 9pm.


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