Airing this Christmas as two special feature-length episodes, BBC One’s “Watership Down” uses Richard Adams’ bestselling novel as its source to bring an innovative interpretation to the much loved classic.

Adapted for the screen, this tale of adventure, courage and survival follows a band of rabbits as they flee the certain destruction of their home. Led by, stout-hearted brothers Hazel and Fiver, the rabbits journey forth from their native Sandleford Warren through the harrowing trials posed by predators and adversaries, towards the hope of a better life.

Watership Down’s star cast also features the vocal talents of Earache’s fantastic Lee Ingleby as Captain Campion and Mackenzie Crook as Hawkbit.

Catch this epic animated adventure on BBC1 on 22nd and 23rd December.