Raiders

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I could get to do that in my work was bril­liant. They let me do it – the fights, ab­seil­ing, climb­ing… they strapped me into a he­li­copter and flew me up and I was dan­gling out!”

While the series is set across the world, from Egypt and Moscow, to Cam­bo­dia and The Caribbean, it’s ac­tu­ally shot a lot closer to home for SA au­di­ences. Episode 1 starts off with Hooten try­ing to steal trea­sure from a tribe in the Ama­zon, which is where he bumps into Lady Alex who is search­ing for a long-lost ex­plorer. The episode was filmed in KwaZu­luNatal and Michael says that “it was amaz­ing. In the three weeks we were there, our snake guy caught 42 snakes!” For episode 3 (27 De­cem­ber), the Namib­ian desert was used for Egypt’s dunes, while The Caribbean in episode 8 (31 Jan­uary 2017) was mostly shot in Cape Town. Keep an eye out in episode 2 (20 De­cem­ber) for when Hooten hits on Alex’s mom at a wed­ding – Lady Lindo-Parker is played by Jane Sey­mour (Dr Quinn in Dr Quinn, Medicine Woman, 1993-1998).

Hooten and Lady Alexa land in a num­ber of tight spots.

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