I tend to be very skeptical of "life of Jesus" illustrations. I watch a lot of historical programs on previous cultures, and I understand that while the science can determine and confirm certain aspects, it is easy to extrapolate into fictionalized accounts and storytelling.
There have been other "scientific" searches for Jesus, using archeological evidence, but they are often so obviously done by non-Christians, or even anti-Christians, that their bias is clear while they pretend to be impartial. This series does have a bias, too. It is produced by theologians, and yes, they clearly have belief; but they do not push that aspect. Rather, this program says this "X" (science) proves this "Y" (biblical description) to be true. They compare it to other events, but do not make assumptions, but leave the rest for your own conclusions. I found this series fascinating, well done, and balanced, using scientific process to illuminate biblical text, and relate it to today. The forensic reconstruction is particularly interesting. A very practical application of science to help us deconstruct iconography. A great gift for a thinking Christian.