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Broadcast on: BBC HD, 9:00pm Sunday 4th January
The first programme in a two-part documentary reveals the awe-inspiring world of animal swarms. We discover what happens when superswarms invade our lives and, using the latest camera techniques, we go to the heart of the swarm, to reveal how the creatures view our world.
Real-life footage from camcorders and mobile phones captures the amazing impact they can have on our lives. Killers bees mount an attack on an international football match in Costa Rica, while in the US the Illinois River literally boils with leaping silver carp, an alien species that has hijacked the river smashing into boats and injuring people.
In South Australia a sea of mice raid farms as millions consume and destroy on a scale that defies belief. The largest swarm on Earth erupts from Lake Victoria, trillions of flies blanket villages, but the locals have learnt to turn this swarm into a highly nutritious fly-burger. In Rome, cameras fly alongside ten million starlings, the largest swarm in Europe. Their mesmeric waves stop many residents in their tracks, but as they roost they smother the city in tons of excrement.
One man has learnt to control the ultimate swarm, he has become their 'queen bee' with startling results, learning to control what most people fear, and to understand one of the most incredible forces of nature.
Complete name : Swarm.Natures.Incredible.Invasions.Pt1.When.Worlds.Collide.720p.thebox.bz.mkv
Format : Matroska
File size : 1.65 GiB
Duration : 59mn 1s
Overall bit rate : 4 000 Kbps
Format : AVC
Codec ID : V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC
Width : 1 280 pixels
Height : 720 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 16/9
Frame rate : 25.000 fps
Scan type : Progressive
Writing library : x264 core 65 r1069M ed32ad2
Format : AC-3
Bit rate : 384 Kbps
Channel(s) : 2 channels
Channel positions : L R
Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
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