Narrated by Sir David Attenborough, The Hunt approaches predation as never before, taking an intimate look at the remarkable strategies employed by hunters to catch their prey and the hunted to escape. The series travels the world in search of the top predators: from hunting dogs endless chases over the open plains to polar bears stalking seals out on breaking ice: from portia, nature’s smartest spider, that alters its hunting strategy depending on what prey it’s targeting, to the abdopus octopus, which, at low tide, walks across the ground to reach fish trapped in rock pools; from killer whales running down humpback whales in tropical waters to the first ever images of blue whales feeding. The animals' strategies are shaped by where they live so each episode plays out in one principal habitat, whether savannah, jungle or ocean.
As series co-producer, we've collated a range of fascinating content to help take your learning further. You can:
- Order your free interactive 'The Hunt' poster and download the free 'OU HUNT' app to bring it to life.
- Go behind the scenes of 'The Hunt' with a collection of fascinating articles by the crew.
- Read the programme guides and educational content related to each episode of 'The Hunt'.
- Try a free course on the predators and prey of the mammal world.
- Take your interest in biology further by becoming an OU student.
- Meet our academics Miranda Dyson and Vicky Taylor who advised on the series.
The first episode of The Hunt will air on BBC One on Sunday 1st November 2015 at 9PM, it is repeated the following Sunday afternoon. Full broadcast details and watch again links can be found on bbc.co.uk.
What is the relationship between predator and prey? How do they survive in such challenging habitats? Find out the answers to these questions and much more by ordering this free, double-sided, interactive poster produced by The Open University.
Unfortunately, we no longer have any print posters left in stock, however you can follow this link to download the poster.
Watch 'The Hunt' Trailer