Hunted is back. Eleven ordinary people from all over the UK have turned fugitive. If they can 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. As the hunters circle the fugitives, they must work out how to get off the island without being caught.
The hunters have some clever adversaries. The fugitives they must catch this time include 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 life, 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.
On the run across the length and breadth of the UK these fugitives will be looking over their shoulders, ever fearful that the hunters have picked up their trail.
And nervous they should be as leading the investigation 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.
There is no doubt that Lisa will be looking for a clean sweep. Have these eleven fugitives got what it takes to stay off her radar, can they survive the pressure and paranoia of being on the run and make it to the end to claim their share of the £100,000 prize?
Hunted starts Sunday 22 May at 9pm on Channel 4 and All 4