First transmitted in 1961, David Attenborough looks at how the people of Madagascar worship their ancestors.
Some open their tombs each year and entertain the dead with feasting and dancing; some worship on the shores of a sacred lake where they believe their forebears live on in the shape of crocodiles.
David also catches a boa constrictor and brings it back to London Zoo.
Sir David Attenborough - The Early Years
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