Wild Arabia

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Wild Arabia
Series title over a map of the Arabian peninsula and sand dunes
GenreNature documentary
Narrated byAlexander Siddig
ComposerBarnaby Taylor
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of series1
No. of episodes3
Executive producerBrian Leith
ProducersDan Rees
Chadden Hunter
Running time58-59 minutes
Production companyBBC Natural History Unit
Original networkBBC Two, BBC HD
Picture formatHD: 1080i / 1080p
Audio formatStereo
Original release22 February (2013-02-22) –
8 March 2013 (2013-03-08)
Preceded byMadagascar
Followed byWild Brazil
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Wild Arabia is a British nature documentary series, first broadcast on BBC Two and BBC HD from 22 February to 8 March 2013. Produced by the BBC Natural History Unit and narrated by Alexander Siddig,[1] the three-part series focuses on the landscapes, wildlife and people of the Arabian Peninsula. Each episode is followed by a ten-minute Wild Arabia Diaries segment, illustrating the techniques used to film a particular subject.

The series forms part of the Natural History Unit's "Continents" strand. It was preceded by Madagascar in 2011 and followed by Wild Brazil in 2014.

The series premiered in Australia on 19 July 2015 on Nat Geo Wild.[2]


No.TitleOriginal air date
1"Sand, Wind and Stars"22 February 2013 (2013-02-22)
Arabia has been gradually drying out since the end of the last ice age
Animals: Arabian oryx, dromedary, wonder gecko, Arabian jird, horned viper, scarab beetle, Nubian ibex, sandfish, dabb lizard, scorpion, lesser Egyptian jerboa, Rüppell's fox, Arabian fat-tailed scorpion, heron, common greenshank, eastern imperial eagle, Asiatic honey bee and blue-cheeked bee-eater
2"The Jewel of Arabia"1 March 2013 (2013-03-01)
Animals: Verreaux's eagle, pygmy owl, rock hyrax, fan-tailed raven, kestrel, humpback whale, goat, Arabian wolf, striped hyena, honey badger, Arabian leopard, Arabian red fox, green sea turtle, fusilier, blue triggerfish, devil ray, Indian oil sardine, ray, Socotra cormorant, clownfish, golden silk orb-weaver, Arabian chameleon, snail and dromedary
3"Shifting Sands"8 March 2013 (2013-03-08)
Dugongs inhabit the shallow waters of the Persian Gulf
Animals: dromedary, pennant coralfish, halfmoon angelfish, queenfish, cauliflower jellyfish, whale shark, remora, Socotra cormorant, lesser flamingo, bluespotted ribbontail ray, blue triggerfish, blenny, annulated sea snake, green sea turtle, dugong, falcon, pied wagtail, wheatear, hoopoe, bluethroat and hen harrier


  1. ^ "Alexander Siddig Bio". TV Guide. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Ray Donovan, The Firm, The Strain, Safe House and live sport". The Green Room. 10 July 2015. Retrieved 15 July 2015.

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