Do you recognise this area of Norfolk seen on Channel 4 reality show Hunted?
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Channel 4's 'Hunted' follows 10 contestants as they try and evade capture from an elite team of hunters for 28 days for a chance to win £100,000. Recently eliminated contestant Lolly Jones recalls her time hiding in rural Norfolk.
The Channel 4 show, which is now in its second series, explores the relationship between surveillance and privacy and replicates key powers of the state, including mail monitoring, CCTV and automatic number plate registration (ANPR).
The third episode of the hit series shows thirty-something Lolly Jones travel to Norfolk to stay with friends and try to evade capture from the hunters.
She is seen travelling across the county in the show and in one clip is confirmed in Hindringham, which is eight miles north-east of Fakenham.
Lolly said 'When I set out on Hunted, I had no plan. I wanted to be completely untraceable, so there were a random set of events that led me to farmland near Wells-next-the-Sea.
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'When we set off it was snowing. My camping equipment wasn't really up to the weather so I trekked to my old boss' house in the West Midlands. Her friend from Norfolk was visiting that weekend and was more than happy to give me a lift back that way. He dropped me off with one of his friends who owned a farm.
'At the farmhouse, Farmer Tom and his wife made me cheese sandwiches. They even gave me an old phone that I later became too paranoid to carry and smashed up with a sledgehammer!
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'Farmer Tom took me out on his tractor and gave me the choice of sleeping inside of a large crater or in an old bungalow that was due to be demolished. I took the latter! After sleeping in woodland, it seemed like a palace!
'Being in the middle of nowhere was no more re-assuring - if they deployed a drone or a helicopter, I would have been found really easily.
Some of my family live in the Norwich area and it was tempting to drop in for some home comforts but I thought better of it! I remember lots of lovely family holidays trekking through antique shops and the countryside.
'He drove out on his tractor the next day to bring me some Guinness and a plug in heater. He said that some distant neighbours had called him to ask about the stranger in the field!
'When I chose to leave, Tom drove me through Little Walsingham and told me all about the pilgrims who visit each year. It amazed me how much we know about our own country sometimes. He dropped me off in Fakenham where I managed to hitch a lift with an elderly rat catcher.'
During the episode she runs out of money and writes a letter to her friend Sophia Jackson Gill in a code they have devised to meet back in London and get some cash.
She had asked Sophia to confirm the meeting point on the Amazon website by placing a review on the 'Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon Game', where the phrase 'great for my nine year old' confirmed their 9pm meeting time.
But their ingenious code was not enough to fool the hunters, headed by ex Scotland Yard Detective Chief Peter Bleksley, who have decades of ground-breaking intelligence and counter-terrorism experience between them.
She is finally captured in Lee Valley, Hertfordshire, after the hunters seize the letter and break her secret code by monitoring emails sent between the two friends before the show.
They travel to the meeting spot and as she runs away one of them (dressed as a bush) jumps out and captures her.
'It was probably the most scared I've ever been. I hugely underestimated the Hunters, which is a shame because I would have liked a hundred grand!'
'I only hid out in rural Norfolk for about three days but I was made up with the hospitality and the stunning countryside. I must give my aunty and uncle a call and invite myself round.'
Five contestants now remain in the series.
Hunted continues on Channel 4 at 9pm on Thursdays
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