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Sahara with Michael Palin

Episode 1: A Line in the Sand

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Series in which Michael Palin explores nine countries during a trek across the Sahara. He begins at Tangier in Morocco after crossing the Straits of Gibraltar. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Michael Palin
Producer:
Roger Mills

Sahara with Michael Palin

Episode 2: Destination Timbuktu

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Series charting a trek across the Sahara Desert. After a brief stopover in cosmopolitan Senegal, Michael endures two nights aboard the train to Bamako. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Michael Palin
Series Producer:
Roger Mills

Sahara with Michael Palin

Episode 3: Absolute Desert

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Trekking across the Sahara. Michael reaches Timbuktu, once one of the great centres of Islamic learning, then heads east to the land of nomadic herders the Wodaabe. Show more

Sahara with Michael Palin

Episode 4: Dire Straits

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Trekking across the Sahara. Michael arrives at the border of Niger and Algeria, the lawless, desolate region where Mark Thatcher famously got lost. Show more