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Under Open Skies

Hidden Kingdoms Episode 1 of 3

This is the story of two young animals forced to grow up fast.

In Africa's savannah, a baby elephant shrew learns how speed is the secret to survival amongst the largest animals on earth. And in America, a young grasshopper mouse confronts the Wild West's deadliest creatures to stake a claim of his own.

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59 minutes

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Tue 4 Oct 2016 15:30
BBC Two except Wales

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Role Contributor
NarratorStephen Fry
ProducerSimon Bell
Series ProducerMark Brownlow
Executive ProducerMichael Gunton

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