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Africa, 1, Kalahari
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directed by Katrina Bartlam, fl. 2013; produced by Hugh Pearson, fl. 2000, in Africa, 1 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2006), 49 mins

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 tough it gets.

In the...

directed by Katrina Bartlam, fl. 2013; produced by Hugh Pearson, fl. 2000, in Africa, 1 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2006), 49 mins
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Africa, 2, Savannah
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produced by Simon Blakeney, fl. 2005, in Africa, 2 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2006), 48 mins

East Africa is a land which is constantly changing. To survive here, creatures must be able to deal with unpredictable twists and turns – wet turning to dry, famine to feast, cold to hot – no matter how hostile and unpredictable it becomes.

From dense forests, to snow capped peaks, steamy swamps to endless savanna...

produced by Simon Blakeney, fl. 2005, in Africa, 2 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2006), 48 mins
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Africa, 3, Congo
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directed by Felicity Egerton, fl. 2008; produced by Verity White, fl. 2009, in Africa, 3 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2006), 49 mins

The Congo rainforest covers the very heart of Africa, it is a dynamic and pulsating habitat, packed with life. From the competitive centre of the forest to the open edge of the Atlantic Ocean, this is all about carving out space in a crowded world.

Chimpanzees steal honey from hard-working sweat bees by engineerin...

directed by Felicity Egerton, fl. 2008; produced by Verity White, fl. 2009, in Africa, 3 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2006), 49 mins
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Africa, 4, Cape
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directed by Javotte Flatman, fl. 2000; produced by Hugh Pearson, fl. 2000, in Africa, 4 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2006), 48 mins

Southern Africa is a riot of life and colour. But if it was not for two great ocean currents that sweep around and shape the continent’s Great Cape it would be a desert. This film celebrates the rejuvenating powers of the ocean.

To the east, the warm Agul has current flows south, generating clouds that roll inland...

directed by Javotte Flatman, fl. 2000; produced by Hugh Pearson, fl. 2000, in Africa, 4 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2006), 48 mins
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Africa, 5, Sahara
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directed by Nick Easton, fl. 2013, Ben Aviss, fl. 2004 and Katrina Bartlam, fl. 2013; produced by Matthew Wright, fl. 1998, in Africa, 5 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2006), 49 mins

North Africa is home to the greatest desert on Earth, the Sahara. This vast wilderness, the size of the United States, is the toughest part of the African continent – the sun rules mercilessly here. In this haunting wilderness, dunes ‘sing’, sandstorms stretch for a thousand miles and rain may not fall for 5...

directed by Nick Easton, fl. 2013, Ben Aviss, fl. 2004 and Katrina Bartlam, fl. 2013; produced by Matthew Wright, fl. 1998, in Africa, 5 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2006), 49 mins
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