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Eye to eye with the unknown

A mesmerising and unique journey through an amazingly diverse continent.

This is a journey through five regions of an amazingly diverse continent, taking you seamlessly from its wild terrain and landscapes to intimate encounters with its mesmerising creatures.

From the beauty and serenity of the soaring Atlas Mountains to the Cape of Good Hope, from the brooding jungles of the Congo to the raging Atlantic Ocean, experience unexplored rainforests, never-before-filmed mountain ranges and even snow-covered desert.

As the dynamic tension between wilderness and wildlife plays out, the drama, beauty and power of this majestic land is revealed: prehistoric-looking shoebills fight for ascendancy, plucky lizards playfully hunt for food on the backs of lions and giraffes engage in ferocious battles.

Each episode promises intimate, eye-to-eye encounters with extraordinary wildlife, ventures into genuinely unexplored places and captures never-seen-before behaviour.

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Episode 1, Series 1

Saturday April 10 at 13:05

Kalahari

Exploring the incredible Kalahari desert, where there's no rainfall at all and the animals must go to incredible lengths to survive. 1/5

Episode 2, Series 1

Saturday April 10 at 13:55

Savannah

In the Savannah the crew witness lizards stealing flies from lions faces and vast dinosaur-like birds who stalk catfish through huge wetlands. 2/5

Episode 3, Series 1

Saturday April 10 at 14:45

Congo

In the Congo, ingenious chimpanzees steal honey from hard-working sweat bees by engineering a large stick to smash open the nest. 3/5

Episode 4, Series 1

Saturday April 10 at 15:35

Cape

This episode reveals how the clash of two currents - one warm, one cold - creates the incredible spectacle of the 'sardine run' off the Great Cape. 4/5

Episode 5, Series 1

Saturday April 10 at 16:25

Sahara

A look at the vast wilderness of the Sahara, where zebras battle over dwindling rivers and weird naked mole rats avoid the heat by living underground. 5/5

Episode 1, Series 1

Saturday April 10 at 23:35

Kalahari

Exploring the incredible Kalahari desert, where there's no rainfall at all and the animals must go to incredible lengths to survive. 1/5

Episode 2, Series 1

Sunday April 11 at 00:25

Savannah

In the Savannah the crew witness lizards stealing flies from lions faces and vast dinosaur-like birds who stalk catfish through huge wetlands. 2/5

Episode 3, Series 1

Sunday April 11 at 01:15

Congo

In the Congo, ingenious chimpanzees steal honey from hard-working sweat bees by engineering a large stick to smash open the nest. 3/5

Episode 4, Series 1

Sunday April 11 at 02:00

Cape

This episode reveals how the clash of two currents - one warm, one cold - creates the incredible spectacle of the 'sardine run' off the Great Cape. 4/5

Episode 5, Series 1

Sunday April 11 at 02:50

Sahara

A look at the vast wilderness of the Sahara, where zebras battle over dwindling rivers and weird naked mole rats avoid the heat by living underground. 5/5

Episode 5, Series 1

Sunday April 11 at 06:00

Sahara

A look at the vast wilderness of the Sahara, where zebras battle over dwindling rivers and weird naked mole rats avoid the heat by living underground. 5/5

Episode 1, Series 1

Sunday April 11 at 07:35

Kalahari

Exploring the incredible Kalahari desert, where there's no rainfall at all and the animals must go to incredible lengths to survive. 1/5

Episode 2, Series 1

Sunday April 11 at 08:25

Savannah

In the Savannah the crew witness lizards stealing flies from lions faces and vast dinosaur-like birds who stalk catfish through huge wetlands. 2/5

Episode 3, Series 1

Sunday April 11 at 09:15

Congo

In the Congo, ingenious chimpanzees steal honey from hard-working sweat bees by engineering a large stick to smash open the nest. 3/5

Episode 4, Series 1

Sunday April 11 at 10:05

Cape

This episode reveals how the clash of two currents - one warm, one cold - creates the incredible spectacle of the 'sardine run' off the Great Cape. 4/5

Episode 5, Series 1

Sunday April 11 at 10:55

Sahara

A look at the vast wilderness of the Sahara, where zebras battle over dwindling rivers and weird naked mole rats avoid the heat by living underground. 5/5

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