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One of the Best BBC Documentaries
on January 24, 2015
I have bought a lot of BBC documentaries and I think it is fair to say that this one is, in my opinion, one of the best. The photography is superb and even on a large screen TV (60") the images are crisp and the sound excellent. I was a little surprised that compared to previous BBC documentaries that we had to turn the volume up more than normal to hear the narration but this is a minor issue. Unlike some documentaries where there were some grainy patches - these ones were perfect. A couple of nice things is that the intro (i.e. commercials for other BBC products) was minimal and better still the navel gazing about how it was made was good. In some of the other documentaries you listed to the photographers babble about how they suffered while clad in the best of everything and not taking any risks, while the locals had no protection and went about their jobs with no problems. This was missing from this. Another positive is that this series did an excellent job explaining where the islands came from and the same for the wildlife. In other words it is a lot more educational that some other BBC documentaries and as a scientist it was very enjoyable to see incredible photography AND coherent and concise explanations.