PG certificatePhase IV is a Film programme that first aired in 1974 and has been classified a PG certificate.

Phase IV is a 3 star programme

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Phase IV (1974)

Directed by
Saul Bass

Nigel Davenport, Michael Murphy and Lynne Frederick star in director Saul Bass's classic sci-fi horror. Scientists Dr Ernest Hubbs and James Lesko discover that, following a cosmic event, a colony of ants in the Arizona desert have evolved collective consciousness and are communicating with each other in new ways. The ants target the scientists' research dome and methodically set about destroying it by using strange monoliths to direct heat at the dome. They then infiltrate the dome, get into the computer machinery and knock out the air-conditioning unit. Kendra Eldridge, who had taken shelter with the scientists, blames herself for the ants' actions and apparently commits suicide by disappearing into the colony.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 95 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1974

3/5 Stars

Classification: PG Certificate

Filmed in Colour

When is Phase IV next on TV?

It's next showing on Film4 February 10th, 2:20am and on Film4 Plus 1 February 10th, 3:20am. See more...


Nigel Davenport...Dr. Ernest D. Hobbs
Michael Murphy...James R. Lesko
Lynne Frederick...Kendra Eldridge
Alan Gifford...Mr. Eldridge
Robert Henderson...Clete
Helen Horton...Mildred Eldridge