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18 people found this helpful
on 9 June 2012
The norm for this kind of programme is to focus on how the animal life,us included,evolved and shaped the world around us.So its a refreshing change to see one that flips the coin,and gives us a view of the other side,shows us what happened before animal life evolved.How plants were the first to conquer the planet,and how they shaped evolution and forever altered the world we live on.This is the only kind of programme the BBC can consistantly make these days,their standards are the ones all others are judged by,so I knew technically it was going to be good.The only reservation I had was that it was being presented by Prof Iain Stewart,a brilliant man,and very knowledgeable,but not the most engaging presenter around.For me his style was always a little clinical and aloof,but not this time out.He fully engages the viewer,communicates his love of the subject matter and takes you on a wonderful journey of discovery.He couldnt be better believe me.
This is natural history at its very best,visually stunning and informative in the extreme.Feel free to look,but you wont find a better made programme,or one as enthralling as this one.