Preview – Watership Down

Watership Down
Picture Shows: Hazel and his gang survey the view from Watership Down. Image Credit: Watership Down.

40 years after the film adaptation and nearly 50 years since publication, the BBC and Netflix have joined forces to make a new computer animated version of Richard Adams’s classic tale.

Some of the darker elements of the storyhave been removed from this retelling, but you can still expect plenty of excitement along the way as well, as we follow a group of rabbits as they struggle for survival. James McAvoy and Nicholas Hoult star as Hazel and Fiver respectively, starting alongside Peter Capaldi, Rosamund Pike, Taron Egerton and Ben Kingsley.

Watership Down is on BBC One at 19.00, with part two tomorrow at 19.20.