There are many reasons why the licence fee is cracking value for money and Blue Planet II is one of them. Small wonder then that it’s this year's most watched British TV show. How wonderful that a natural history programme can regularly blow reality pap and clapped out Strictly and X Factor formats out of the water.
New technology has allowed the programme makers to go down further and get closer to marine life than ever before, allowing us to see whole new worlds for the first time. Mesmerising sequences, moments of pure drama, extraordinary creatures and strange behaviours, the documentary series is pretty much critic-proof. Although that hasn’t stopped viewers complaining of being “traumatised” by seeing a giant fish swallow a bird mid-flight. Someone tell these sensitive souls that nature is not like a Disney cartoon. This ground-breaking show is a peerless insight into the natural world and I can’t wait to see what other wonders are in store for us over the coming weeks.