I first saw this series a few months ago on Sky, where it was shown in one, long sitting. It was far too much information to take in in a single sitting, but I knew I'd have to find the DVD to watch it over and over in a more relaxed way. I finally have it, and I have just watched the first episode agin.
As an Australian who has lived in the UK for 2 years, this series shows the Britain I fell in love with as a teenager when I came here with my parents on holiday. This isn't the Britain of the evening news; of knife crimes, abductions, political fights and broken public transport. It also isn't the Britain that most people who live in this country see - the ugly New Towns and motorways, the grotty inner suburbs of the major cities, the horrible architecture of the post-war era.
This is the Britain that is all beauty, and shows the countryside that inspired some of the greatest paintings of the past 300 years.
There are plenty of places in the UK where nature, sublime beauty and gorgeous scenery reigns. The Norfolk Broads, the Lake District, the Highlands of Scotland, the Peak District. This wonderful series will take you there and show you a Britain that, alas, isn't shown enough. And it this price, how can anyone not want to buy a copy?