There's no denying that Howard Goodall is a very talented musician and TV presenter. I've got many of his other offerings and was a little disappointed with this, which I thought was a little formulaic. The captions looked the same, the episode structure looked familiar.. If you liked "Big Bangs" (without doubt his best, I think) you'll probably want to see this, but prepare not to see fireworks. Incidentally, one of the choirs featured is South Africa's Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Paul simon has produced a DVD called "Under African Skies" which is significantly more enmtertaining.