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Michael Palin's epic voyage of the Sahara Desert.

Michael Palin's epic voyages have seen him circumnavigate the globe, travel from the North to the South Pole and circle the countries of the Pacific Ocean, but perhaps the greatest challenge facing an intrepid explorer is crossing the vast and merciless Sahara Desert.


  • Sahara: Dance of the Jinni
    The Jinni is a 'spirit' that is able to stir winds and command the sands. And all living things in the Sahara are swept up in her great dance of life.
  • Sahara: Nectar of life
    All creatures scavenge the parched Sahara in search for relief. But on the desert's snowy western edge, leopards pursue woolly-coated macaques.
  • Sahara: The Nectar of Life
    Resources are scarce and the competition is keen in the Sahara. All creatures here depend upon a priceless treasure: water – the nectar of life.