Sahara

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Episode 5 of 6

Duration: 1 hour

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.

Credits

Presenter
David Attenborough
Narrator
David Attenborough
Executive Producer
Michael Gunton
Series Producer
James Honeyborne
Producer
Matthew Wright

Broadcasts

  • Wed 30 Jan 2013 21:00 BBC One except Northern Ireland

  • Sun 3 Feb 2013 17:00 BBC One Channel Islands, HD, London, North East & Cumbria, Northern Ireland HD, Oxfordshire, Scotland HD only

  • Sun 17 Mar 2013 18:00 BBC HD

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