Whenever documentary filmmakers at Discovery Channel and the BBC unite for a project, stellar television seems to follow. `Africa' stems from this collaboration, as did the breakthrough natural history series `Life' in 2009. David Attenborough narrated that one, and he's back to take viewers on a journey through the vast and diverse continent of Africa. Four years in the making, during which more than 2,000 hours of video were shot, the programme consists of six hour-long episodes that feature an array of never-before-filmed species, animal behaviours and previously unknown places. Cameras uncover the extreme dangers of the Kalahari, the dense forests and snow-capped peaks of the Savannah, the dynamic Congo rainforest, the ever-changing climate of the Cape and the massive and parched Sahara.

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  • Episode 1 - Kalahari
    Dokumentar, Natur, S1:E1

    In Africa's ancient south-west corner, two extraordinary deserts sit side by side. Water is in short supply, yet these deserts are somehow full of life because the creatures that live here have turned the rules of survival on their head. This film celebrates nature's ingenuity, no matter how toug...

  • Episode 2 - Savannah
    Dokumentar, Natur, S1:E2

    East Africa is a land which is constantly changing. To survive here, creatures must be able to deal with unpredictable twists and turns. Here wet turns to dry, feast becomes famine and cold turns to hot.

  • Episode 3 - Congo
    Dokumentar, Natur, S1:E3

    The very heart of Africa is covered in dense tropical rainforest. The animals that live here find the most ingenious ways to carve out their space in a claustrophobic landscape. Danger lurks in every shadow, but some animals thrive here, from honey-stealing chimps to birds with a lineage as old a...

  • Episode 4 - Cape
    Dokumentar, Natur, S1:E4

    Southern Africa is a riot of life and colour because of two great ocean currents that sweep around the continent's Cape. To the east, the warm Agulhas current generates clouds that roll inland to the wettest place in southern Africa. To the west is the cold Benguela current, home to more great wh...

  • Episode 5 - Sahara
    Dokumentar, Natur, S1:E5

    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 the...

  • Episode 6 - The Future
    Dokumentar, Natur, S1:E6

    David Attenborough comes face to face with a baby rhino and asks what the future holds for this little one. He meets the local people who are standing side-by-side with the wildlife at this pivotal moment in their history. We discover what it takes to save a species, hold back a desert and even r...

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