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Sky to show William in Africa film

A documentary following Prince William on his recent official trip to Africa will be shown on TV later this year.

The 60-minute film, which is part of Sky1's new autumn line-up, will show the Prince in Botswana during a visit to a wildlife conservation charity he supports.

The cameras also follow him as he takes a break from public duties and travels through the African countryside.

The second-in-line to the throne is royal patron of the trust, which supports and launches projects across the continent that help to safeguard endangered animals and educate local communities about how to live along side wildlife.

Nick Bullen, of Spun Gold TV which produced the one-off programme, said: "The film will include a rare opportunity for viewers to witness their future king in an environment he loves as he engages with the charity, its staff and its projects."

William spent six days in Africa with his brother Harry in June, which included the pair travelling to South Africa to support England in the World Cup.

Prince William And The Tusk Project will be presented by Ben Fogle and shown on Sky1 and SKY1 HD.

Other new programmes announced today by the broadcaster are a detective drama called Thorne, starring David Morrissey, based on Mark Billingham's best-selling crime novels, and a series of short comedy shows. Little Crackers, which will be shown in December, stars some of the biggest names in comedy including Catherine Tate, Victoria Wood and Bill Bailey.

An eight-part series, An Idiot Abroad, will see Ricky Gervais' sidekick Karl Pilkington explore the Seven Wonders of the World.

There will also be new episodes of The Simpsons, another series of House and Ross Kemp Extreme World will investigate international organised crime gangs.

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