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Africa Episode 5 of 6

Northern Africa is home to the greatest desert on Earth, the Sahara.

On the fringes, huge zebras battle over dwindling resources and naked mole rats avoid the heat by living a bizarre underground existence.

Within the desert, where the sand dunes 'sing', camels seek out water with the help of their herders and tiny swallows navigate across thousands of square miles to find a solitary oasis.

This is a story of an apocalypse and how, when nature is overrun, some are forced to flee, some endure, but a few seize the opportunity to establish a new order.

Release date:

1 hour

Last on

Wed 1 Mar 2017 16:15


Role Contributor
PresenterDavid Attenborough
NarratorDavid Attenborough
Executive ProducerMichael Gunton
Series ProducerJames Honeyborne
ProducerVerity White
ProducerMatthew Wright

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