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David Attenborough takes us through the desolation and drama of the desert. No mountains, no oceans, no forests, just deserts, as Sir David Attenborough narrates the fourth instalment of this landmark series.

The footage of a co-ordinated attack on a giraffe by a pride of lions who patrol an area of the Namib Desert the size of Switzerland but struggle to find a decent meal, billions of locusts swarming in Madagascar, and a psychopathic songbird impaling rodents on cactus spikes in Nevada is awe-inspiring.

But best of all is the battle between long-eared bat and deathstalker scorpion in Israel’s Negev Desert, which all the CGI skills in the Marvel Universe could not match for monster magic. Stunning…