.htaccess 301 Redirects and Special Character Issue


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I have a URL which ends


Which I need to redirect to

But when I use the following; it doesn't work; I've tried escaping special characters like the ? by adding a \ before it but still no joy.

If its of any use this is all being added to the very beginning of htaccess file on a wordpress site.

This is what I've been trying:

Redirect 301 /presentation/Item\?k=ZW52aXJvbm1lbnRhbC1oZWFsdGgtc2FmZXR5LXNlY3VyaXR5LWVuZ2xpc2g=& http://domain.co.uk/films/ehss/

I've looked into see if any of the other characters are special characters and they aren't. Also, I don't think I can use REGEX for this either as I have about 50 urls all in the same format as above that need to be redirected to seo friendly urls.