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The Hardest Challenge

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Nature documentary series narrated by Sir David Attenborough. This opening episode reveals the strategies used by both predators and prey.

The contests between predators and prey are the most dramatic events in nature. The Hardest Challenge reveals the extraordinary range of techniques predators use to catch their prey - from a leopard using all its powers of stealth to stalk impala in broad daylight and wild dogs, whose tactic is to wear down their prey over long distances, to Nile crocodiles, the planet's most patient predators, and killer whales who use teamwork and intelligence to take on humpback whales. But even with these finely tuned strategies, the outcome is far from certain. Surprisingly, most predators fail most of the time.

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Mon 29 Jan 2018 16:20

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Role Contributor
Narrator David Attenborough
Executive Producer Alastair Fothergill
Series Producer Huw Cordey
Producer Huw Cordey
Production Company Silverback Films Ltd


  • Sun 1 Nov 2015 21:00
  • Sun 8 Nov 2015 16:50
  • Wed 18 Nov 2015 01:00
  • Wed 18 Nov 2015 01:30
  • Thu 9 Mar 2017 16:15
  • Mon 29 Jan 2018 16:20

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