The main article suggests a huge satellite truck was used for the video links, which made life interesting to get it hidden when you're in the middle of nowhere:
Hmm.. When one team holed out in a phone box on Kate's Hill in Dudley during the Wednesday night first series, there was a helicopter overhead from around 8pm until 9.45 (tx was 8.30 -9.30)
So, I've assumed since then, that was there to bounce the links from the chasers PSC crew, the mini camera in the phone box, down to the BT tower in Birmingham (which would have a clear line of sight to) and that was how they got the ob pics back to BBC OB's base in Acton, where the 'Wanted Organisation' studio was.
I loved Wanted. Minor flaw in the format where the contestants were moving for 167 hours during the week, then had to hunker down for an hour.
Impossible to do the same show now. For a start, there are fewer phone boxes around, and, with mobiles and social media @c4wanted and #teamA etc makes hiding in plain site very difficult.
Hunted which was on last year, was basically Wanted minus the live element and the daily prize money pot element.
"Occasionally it gives us something good, but for the most part, it is pathetic and puerile". Lord Taylor, House Of Commons, 1959.