Episode #395 – Hunted UK Series 1 Finale Recap

Decide whether you or your flatmate is going to be the most mercenary, as Michael, Michelle & Anthony are back to recap Hunted UK’s first series, which aired six years to the day! Over the past six weeks, they have been going back to the heady days of 2015, hunting for clues that they missed as a team of very fresh-faced Hunters (and Bleks) searched the UK for fourteen fugitives, concluding with the final episode and escape of Emily, Lauren, Stephen & Martin!

In this episode, we celebrate the end of the longest recording schedule known to man, Michael reveals how this series was spoiled two minutes into the premiere, we potentially miss something in the intro, Emily’s edit takes a turn, Lauren appears comfortable, we wonder why they remind us of Ricky’s existence again, Anthony questions why Dawn didn’t tell the truth about Canterbury, we finally find a situation where Michelle doesn’t hate a snitch, there’s live googling as we find out about controlled airports, we wonder whether HQ ever expected a clean sweep, we discuss the effect that this series had on the future and there’s a small surprise for Anthony.

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Episode #393 – Hunted UK Series 1 Episode 5 Recap

Take the lease out on the van and the sunglasses, as Michael, Michelle & Anthony are back to recap Hunted UK’s first series, which aired six years to the day! Over these six weeks, they are going back to the heady days of 2015, hunting for clues that they missed as a team of very fresh-faced Hunters (and Bleks) searched the UK for fourteen fugitives, continuing with the fifth episode and introduction & capture of both Freddie & Jacqui and Adam & Emma!

In this episode, Michelle proves how ridiculous the editing is this episode, we explain how you should communicate with the spirit world, Michael reveals how he spent a productive evening the night before we recorded this episode, we try and work out what actually happened in Caister-on-Sea, a grid is drawn, HQ get lucky, Emily gets some praise for the first time all series, the Parents of the Podcast take umbrage with Emily’s visit home, Anthony requests a double-bluff, we try and remember as much as we can about next week and we answer the big question – did we actually hate this episode?

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Episode #391 – Hunted UK Series 1 Episode 4 Recap

Pop out of your Doomsday Bunker for just a little while, as Michael, Michelle & Anthony are back to recap Hunted UK’s first series, which aired six years to the day! Over these six weeks, they are going back to the heady days of 2015, hunting for clues that they missed as a team of very fresh-faced Hunters (and Bleks) searched the UK for fourteen fugitives, continuing with the fourth episode and introduction & capture of Adam Young!

In this episode, we accidentally continue a running joke, we wonder whether there was a requirement to call home in Series 1, someone potentially took a trip to China last year, we go back to the year 2000 to try and remember if anyone was actually scared of the Millenium Bug, the runners & riders for Series 6’s Chief are unveiled, Michael wonders whether spite has been a motivation before, Michelle learns about the Angel of the North, Anthony gets a week’s podcast ban, we wonder why they’re still getting the catchphrase wrong and Adam gets the eulogy he deserves.

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Episode #390 – Hunted UK Series 1 Episode 3 Recap

Make sure you’re carrying your whiskey, hairbands and a chocolate orange, as Michael, Michelle & Anthony are back to recap Hunted UK’s first series, which aired six years to the day! Over these six weeks, they are going back to the heady days of 2015, hunting for clues that they missed as a team of very fresh-faced Hunters (and Bleks) searched the UK for fourteen fugitives, continuing with the third episode and capture of Dr Ricky Allen!

In this episode, we lift the veil to explain why this series has been an interesting one to record, we wonder why there’s still more fugitives to meet, editors want to make us support the Hunters, we explain why they’d never cast Emily & Lauren anymore, Ricky & Bleks are apparently the same age, Michael tries to blow Ant & Michelle’s minds, the working title of the show is revealed, we pinpoint when Sherlock adopts his traditional uniform, there’s a worry that we might be unreliable narrators and we try and work out whether Ricky was defeated or if he surrendered.

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Episode #389 – Hunted UK Series 1 Episode 2 Recap

Find your nearest digger landmark, as Michael, Michelle & Anthony are back to recap Hunted UK’s first series, which aired six years to the day! Over these six weeks, they are going back to the heady days of 2015, hunting for clues that they missed as a team of very fresh-faced Hunters (and Bleks) searched the UK for fourteen fugitives, continuing with the second episode and capture of Harinder & Davinder!

In this episode, we have a little post-Episode 1 admin to get to, Michael has a podcast recommendation, Michelle learns some rules about petitions, we delve into the murky world of race relations, there’s a plea for some consistency in crime fiction, a local causes us to have a serious discussion, there’s the first bit of monkeying with the timeline, we celebrate the first “COME ON!” from Danni, HQ reveal a bit too much on a whiteboard, Michelle learns the term “potatio quality”, editors seem to be trying to paint Ricky as a bit of a deviant, we see our first message from Gold Command, Michelle reveals if she trusts her husband, everyone gets a bit bitter upon capture, we theorise why they introduced “Your Time on the Run is over” as a catchphrase, we look ahead to next week and Anthony has been watching the credits.

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Episode #388 – Hunted UK Series 1 Episode 1 Recap

Avoid proving yourself to be emotionally needy, as Michael, Michelle & Anthony are back to recap Hunted UK’s first series, which aired six years to the day! Over the next six weeks, they’ll be going back to the heady days of 2015, hunting for clues that they missed as a team of very fresh-faced Hunters (and Bleks) searched the UK for fourteen fugitives, beginning with the premiere episode and capture of Sandra & Elizabeth!

In this episode, we take stock of how much the world has changed since Anthony graced us with his presence, there’s some historical context as to why this show got commissioned in the first place, we make a potential mistake by drawing attention to some vandalism, the introduction to the episode is a potential solution to more modern Hunted complaints, Michelle learns where our theme music comes from, we give Doug’s origin story, Anthony gets a bit brave, Dr Steve Hersee (Assistant to the Chief) looks happy, we find a new way to mention time, Michelle learns about laybys, Ricky loses a window, we double-check Emily’s CV, Michael has a flashback to 2015 and we look ahead to next week’s barnstorming episode.

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Episode #387 – “Build a Fire, Boys!” – A Hunted Special Episode with Rob Ellington!

Our Hunted Series 1 recaps might not begin till next week, but there’s still time to sit down with one of our favourites from Series 5! Friend of the show and winner of Series 5 Rob Ellington sat down with Michael, Anthony & Michelle to discuss everything you could possibly want to know about being a fugitive and being on one of the UK’s most popular shows!

In this episode, Michelle & Rob swap teaching stories, Anthony & Michael discuss being cast on the Chase, Rob reveals how seriously his family took being interrogated, the editors threaten to kill off Ben & Rob, we find out what the one cause of friction was, Rob reveals why the Liverpool visit wasn’t shown, Rob explains how close Extraction Day really was, there’s the potential of a podcast proposal, Rob reveals how Hunted was the making of Ben, the pre-filming briefing proves distracting, there’s a definitive answer on whether the show is actually legitimate, Rob reveals what other shows he would do, the London Marathon…may not have been good training for Hunted, the tables are turned as we explain how we would do as fugitives, the Hunters delete a group chat, Rob explains the main reason why they got to the end, we discuss whether it’s ever acceptable to snitch on a fugitive, Michael asks a very time-specific question and we try and work out a way for Rob to contribute to our Series 6 podcasts.

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