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Has anyone watched the first series of 'Hunted' is it any good?

 

Hunted is a six-part British reality television programme whose first series ran on Channel 4 in September–October 2015. 14 civilian contestants attempted to avoid a team of former police and intelligence officers for 28 days and the winners take a share of £100,000

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I watched it, and watched the first episode of series 2 last night.

 

I like it, they treat them like actual fugitives and its really interesting the lengths they go to and the technology they use to catch them.

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We watched the first episode of the new series and were gripped... so downloaded the first series and watched 3 episodes last night.

 

You have to take some of it with a pinch of salt, but it is interesting and gets you thinking about what you'd do and how you'd react to being on the run.

 

Makes for weird dreams, too...

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We watched the first episode of the new series and were gripped... so downloaded the first series and watched 3 episodes last night.

 

You have to take some of it with a pinch of salt, but it is interesting and gets you thinking about what you'd do and how you'd react to being on the run.

 

Makes for weird dreams, too...

 

It also sadly shows how stupid some people can be when they are supposed to be trying to hide!!!

 

No spoilers from me!!

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It's scripted and you can pick holes in it, but as a bit of mindless entertainment it's OK and gives you an inkling of how difficult it would be to hide with today's technology.

 

The show doesn't have access to even half of the surveillance technology that's available to the authorities.

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It's scripted and you can pick holes in it, but as a bit of mindless entertainment it's OK and gives you an inkling of how difficult it would be to hide with today's technology.

 

The show doesn't have access to even half of the surveillance technology that's available to the authorities.

 

There is a disclaimer at the beginning of the program that says the surveillance powers of the state have been reproduced (or something like that).

 

I imagine it's things like number plate recognition software (which they mention) and stuff, but I'm not sure what 'reproduced' means. Do they actually have access to that technology or just pretend that they do?

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It's being advertised on nearly every bus I've seen atm

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http://www.channel4.com/programmes/hunted/articles/all/series-2-guide/4836

 

To stand a chance of winning a share of the prize money the fugitives had to evade detection and capture for up to 28 days and follow a few simple rules of the game. They must not break the law. During active hours of hunting they must keep on the move and change location regularly – no hiding in the sewer for the entire time. Like many of the most successful real life fugitives, they must attempt to throw the hunters off their scent – and do their best to decoy them. And again like real life fugitives, they need to make use of a support network and they must make contact with family and friends.

 

Before going on the run the fugitives agreed to open up their lives to the intense scrutiny of the hunters, giving their full permission to be tracked as the state might track a wanted person. Internet searches, emails, cash cards and phones were monitored, homes searched, electronic devices taken into HQ to be examined and friends and family questioned.

 

Plus rewards to the public for reporting sightings.

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http://www.channel4.com/programmes/hunted/articles/all/series-2-guide/4836

 

To stand a chance of winning a share of the prize money the fugitives had to evade detection and capture for up to 28 days and follow a few simple rules of the game. They must not break the law. During active hours of hunting they must keep on the move and change location regularly – no hiding in the sewer for the entire time. Like many of the most successful real life fugitives, they must attempt to throw the hunters off their scent – and do their best to decoy them. And again like real life fugitives, they need to make use of a support network and they must make contact with family and friends.

 

Before going on the run the fugitives agreed to open up their lives to the intense scrutiny of the hunters, giving their full permission to be tracked as the state might track a wanted person. Internet searches, emails, cash cards and phones were monitored, homes searched, electronic devices taken into HQ to be examined and friends and family questioned.

 

Plus rewards to the public for reporting sightings.

 

Well that's kind of fake because the best method for not being found would be to hole up somewhere and not move. Every time they enter public space they risk being seen and reported, or recorded on CCTV.

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its ok and helps to pass the time i suppose

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Im just watching the latest episode and Im a bit puzzled by something.

 

The guy Madu has just boarded a train. He noticed a CCTV camera so bent down behind a few more passengers so it wouldnt pick him up. But what about the person filming him for the show? Surely even if the CCTV didnt spot Madu, it wouldve picked up the cameraman?

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