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S1-E3 Hide and Seek

S1-E3 Hide and Seek



Tonight, there’s a terrific sequence where a Bengal tiger stalks a stag. It’s beautiful stuff, filmed (we gather at the end) with the help of a specially built frame to mount the camera on the back of an elephant – a more elaborate version of the trick BBC1 pulled off in Tiger: Spy in the Jungle a few years back.

So that must be the highlight of the programme, surely? Well, tigers are hard to beat for sheer glamour, but may I recommend the tiny portia spider? Not only can she leap 50 times her body length, she can also solve complex 3D problems, like how best to approach a poisonous spider three times her size. And when she does, she moves fast.


The challenges predators face finding and catching prey in a forest, where more than half the animal species on Earth live. However, it proves a tricky environment for predators, as vision is often blocked, escape routes are numerous, and the terrain makes travelling at speed almost impossible. The programme features footage of tigers using their surroundings to ambush deer and pine martens making tunnels in the snow, as well as examining the strategies adopted by sparrowhawks, jumping spiders, tarsiers, eagles and chimpanzees.

Cast & Crew

Narrator David Attenborough
Executive Producer Alastair Fothergill
Producer Jonnie Hughes
Series Producer Huw Cordey


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