TOP TV OR RADIO PROGRAMME BLUE PLANET ll
Quite possibly the small screen event of 2017, the sequel to 2001’s Blue Planet effortlessly combined enviro-realism with highlighting how vastly spectacular the watery part of our Earth can be, from the hostile depths of the Mariana Trench to the glittering coral reefs around the world. To top it all off, the living legend Sir David Attenborough silkily narrated the series – let’s face it, this juggernaut was the best nature documentary out there.
Elsewhere, Simon Reeve impressively covered one of the planet’s most secretive states – Russia – and Richard Ayoade, Sue Perkins and Levison Wood still have you glued to the box. RANKING 1 Blue Planet II 2 Russia with Simon Reeve 3 Travel Man: 48 Hours In... 4 The Ganges with Sue Perkins 5 From Russia to Iran: Crossing Wild Frontiers