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Swarm: Nature's Incredible Invasions

Episode 2: One Million Heads, One Beautiful Mind

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Four

Documentary series revealing the swarm intelligence that lies behind animal invasions, featuring bats, herring, flies, crabs and fire ants. Show more

Simon explores Spain's golden age under Philip II through to the Spanish Civil War and dictatorship under Franco, from which it has emerged as a modern democratic monarchy. Show more

Duration: 58 minutes

on BBC Four

Iain Stewart reveals ten remarkable stories about avalanches, including how the deadliest one killed 18,000 people in three minutes and why another solved an aviation mystery. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

on BBC Four

Classic film noir set in postwar Vienna. A visiting American investigates the apparent death of a friend and uncovers some unpleasant truths. Show more

Contributors

Holly Martins:
Joseph Cotten
Anna Schmidt:
Valli
Major Calloway:
Trevor Howard
Harry Lime:
Orson Welles
Sergeant Paine:
Bernard Lee
Harry's porter:
Paul Hoerbiger
'Baron' Kurtz:
Ernst Deutsch
Dr Winkel:
Erich Ponto
Anna's old landlady:
Hedwig Bleibtreu
Producer:
Carol Reed
Writer:
Carol Reed
Director:
Carol Reed
Director of photography:
Robert Krasker

Formats

Swarm: Nature's Incredible Invasions

Episode 2: One Million Heads, One Beautiful Mind

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Four

Documentary series revealing the swarm intelligence that lies behind animal invasions, featuring bats, herring, flies, crabs and fire ants. Show more

Dr James Fox tells the story of Paris in 1928, where talents like Magritte, Dali, Bunuel, Hemingway, Gershwin, Josephine Baker, Cole Porter and Le Corbusier flourished. Show more

Simon explores Spain's golden age under Philip II through to the Spanish Civil War and dictatorship under Franco, from which it has emerged as a modern democratic monarchy. Show more

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