Like other reviewers I was very pleased to add this 3-disk/12 episode set to the first series 6-episode DVD produced in 2006 (why such a long delay?). Every episode is well written, acted and filmed with some brilliant wildlife footage by a young Simon King.
The series works for me on many levels. The camera work is outstanding; the music is unobtrusive, haunting and evocative; the characters are instantly believable and well cast; the interwoven story lines are relevant and (refreshingly) explore a wide range of conservation issues from different angles, often giving both sides of an argument, such as the merits or otherwise of fox-hunting or crop-spraying; the settings are some of the best parts of the English countryside (although artificially set close to each other) and the themes are thought-provoking and serious, while at the same time offering some humour and levity. It doesn't take itself too seriously, but manages to cover many weighty issues including badger-baiting, hare coursing, illegal dumping, the hippy lifestyle, gypsies, crop-spraying, restoring veteran vehicles, river conservation, deer culling, preserving public footpaths and much more.
The picture quality is indeed slightly grainy but this does not detract too much from the visual feast of the series. Well worth the wait.