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Swarm: Nature's Incredible Invasions

Episode 1: When Worlds Collide

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Four HD

Documentary examining the world of animal swarms, using the latest camera techniques to look into the heart of a superswarm and reveal how they view our world. Show more

Maps: Power, Plunder and Possession

Episode 3: Mapping the World

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Four HD

Available for 6 months

Professor Jerry Brotton uncovers how maps are snapshots of a moment in history and offer visions of distant lands, tempting explorers to plunder and conquer. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jerry Brotton
Series Producer:
Annabel Hobley
Executive Producer:
Chris Granlund

Inspector Montalbano

Episode 1: Turning Point

Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes

on BBC Four HD

Available for years

Italian crime drama. One of Montalbano's most difficult cases begins during one of his habitual morning swims, when he finds a decomposed body floating in the water. Show more

Contributors

Timeshift

Series 14

Episode 1: Mods, Rockers and Bank Holiday Mayhem

Duration: 60 minutes

on BBC Four HD

A look back at the bank holiday 'battles of the beaches', when hundreds of mods and rockers flocked to seaside resorts on scooters and motorbikes in search of thrills and spills. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Gideon Coe
Director:
Rebecca Whyte
Producer:
Rebecca Whyte
Series Producer:
William Naylor

New Power Generation: Black Music Legends of the 1980s

Episode 3: Lionel Richie: Dancing on the Ceiling

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Four HD

Available for 7 months

Film showing how Lionel Richie achieved his dream of becoming 'as big as The Beatles' and how much of what he learnt from his years with The Commodores prepared him for success. Show more

Maps: Power, Plunder and Possession

Episode 3: Mapping the World

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Four HD

Available for 6 months

Professor Jerry Brotton uncovers how maps are snapshots of a moment in history and offer visions of distant lands, tempting explorers to plunder and conquer. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jerry Brotton
Series Producer:
Annabel Hobley
Executive Producer:
Chris Granlund

BBC Four HD

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