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Sahara

Episode 5 of 6

David Attenborough's breathtaking journey through Africa. In the Sahara Desert, huge zebras battle for resources, camels seek water, and tiny swallows search for an oasis.

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.

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59 minutes

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Last on

Sat 31 Aug 2019 20:00

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Role Contributor
Presenter David Attenborough
Executive Producer Michael Gunton
Series Producer James Honeyborne
Producer Verity White
Producer Matthew Wright

Broadcasts

  • Wed 30 Jan 2013 21:00
  • Sun 3 Feb 2013 17:00
  • Sun 17 Mar 2013 18:00
  • Sat 19 Oct 2013 19:00
  • Sun 20 Oct 2013 01:10
  • Mon 21 Oct 2013 23:30
  • Thu 2 Jan 2014 09:00
  • Fri 27 Feb 2015 14:45
  • Fri 27 Feb 2015 16:45
  • Thu 1 Oct 2015 15:45
  • Fri 22 Jul 2016 15:10
  • Wed 1 Mar 2017 16:15
  • Tue 3 Jul 2018 21:00
  • Wed 4 Jul 2018 02:00
  • Mon 26 Aug 2019 20:00
  • Sat 31 Aug 2019 20:00