‘Hunted’: Series 1 episode guide

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From the makers of Spooks, new eight-part spy thriller series Hunted begins on BBC One this autumn, written and created by Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files, Strike Back).

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Episode 1
Thursday 4 October 2012, 9pm

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Sam Hunter, an operative for the elite private intelligence and security firm Byzantium, is finishing a mission in Tangier when an attempt on her life leaves her critically injured. Not knowing who tried to kill her, she disappears to a remote location to recover, regroup and retrain.

Returning to work unannounced nearly a year later, Sam surprises her co-workers, who are suspicious about her disappearance, especially Aidan Marsh, her secret lover. Her bosses, Rupert Keel and Deacon Crane, retain doubts about her, but need their best agent for an important new assignment. The team devises a plan to have Sam infiltrate a family headed by powerful millionaire Jack Turner, a man with a criminal past whose ambitions are at odds with Byzantium’s secret client.

Episode 2
Thursday 11 October 2012, 9pm

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Brought into the household by Turner’s son Stephen to tutor his son Edward, Sam and the team continue surveillance of Jack Turner’s secret activities.

She soon discovers that he is bidding on the contract to build a multi-billion dollar dam in Pakistan, but his true motives elude them. Meanwhile, team members Zoe Morgan and Ian Fowkes track a briefcase that was delivered to Turner.

Episode 3: ‘Hourglass’
Thursday 18 October 2012, 9pm

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The family travels to a country estate, where Jack Turner and other interested parties bid on the dam contract.

As Sam tries to find out the amount of Turner’s offer, she runs into a man from her past, whom she suspects might have something to do with the attempt on her life.

Episode 4: ‘Kismet’
Thursday 25 October 2012, 9pm

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Jack Turner is forced to bid more than he can afford, and Sam aims to discover how he will raise the money in a short time.

Turner appears to have hatched a diabolical plan with hedge fund manager Lewis Conroy (Richard Dormer), and Sam searches for the connection. Meanwhile, Aidan discovers some of Sam’s secrets and begins an investigation of his own.

Episode 5
Thursday 1 November 2012, 9pm

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Sam awakes to find a familiar face in her hospital room, who promises to be an ally.

He alludes to a connection from her past and refuses to give complete information, but does divulge a secret that leads her to take action.

Episode 6: ‘Polyhedrus’
Thursday 8 November 2012, 9pm

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Sam suspects Jack Turner intends to assassinate Fatima Zahir, a Pakistani presidential candidate opposed to the sale of the dam he’s trying to buy.

She and the team race to save Zahir’s life, only to discover Turner has an even more important target – a scientist possessing a deadly secret that implicates Byzantium’s own client.

Episode 7: ‘Khyber’
Thursday 15 November 2012, 9pm

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Jack Turner demands he be awarded the dam contract, revealing he has evidence implicating Byzantium’s client in a terrible crime.

With the operation nearly over, Aidan presses Sam to revisit childhood memories of her mother’s murder and her own kidnapping – to understand the reasons why the Hourglass conspirators have targeted her for death.

Episode 8: ‘Snow Maiden’
Thursday 22 November 2012, 9pm

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Byzantium is ordered to kill Jack Turner, but when the assassination attempt fails, Sam is exposed as a spy, and trapped inside the house.

Turner produces the evidence he has against Byzantium’s client, while Sam – secretly being poisoned to death – at last begins to recover terrible memories that explain why the Hourglass conspirators want her dead.

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