I love, love, love British documentaries and bought quite a number of them on DVD in the past few months. Here are some of favourites:
The British Isles — A Natural History
presented by Alan Titchmarsh
There are some repetitions of clips and pictures throughout the series, but all in all it’s a great overview of how the face of Britain has changed in the course of several thousand years.
A Picture of Britain
presented by David Dimbleby
David Dimbleby travels through Britain, following in the footsteps of artists, writers and composers and looking at the landscapes that inspired their work.
presented by Nick Crane (Season 1)
Nick Crane’s team is made up of a geographer (himself), two archaeologists, a medical doctor and a zoologist. Together they explore they explore the coastline of the United Kingdom. Great series! They’re now in their third or fourth season.