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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

Friday November 13 at 18:00

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 1, Series 1

Saturday November 14 at 03:40

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 1, Series 1

Saturday November 14 at 06:00

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 1, Series 1

Monday November 16 at 06:25

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 1, Series 1

Monday November 16 at 12:10

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

Monday November 16 at 18:00

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 2, Series 1

Tuesday November 17 at 04:15

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 2, Series 1

Tuesday November 17 at 11:50

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

Tuesday November 17 at 18:00

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 3, Series 1

Wednesday November 18 at 05:10

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 3, Series 1

Wednesday November 18 at 11:45

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

Wednesday November 18 at 18:00

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 4, Series 1

Thursday November 19 at 03:45

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 4, Series 1

Thursday November 19 at 06:00

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 4, Series 1

Thursday November 19 at 12:15

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

Thursday November 19 at 18:00

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 5, Series 1

Friday November 20 at 03:55

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

Episode 5, Series 1

Friday November 20 at 06:35

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

Friday November 20 at 12:15

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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Denmark – Canal Digital DTH: 38 | YouSee: 63
Finland – Canal Digital DTH: 26
Norway – Altibox: 48 | Canal Digital Cable: 25 | Canal Digital DTH: 37 | GET: 51
Sweden – Canal Digital DTH: 25 | ComHem: 36 | Sappa: 31