When the BBC does a good documentary, it does them better than anyone else. Two new series start on Tuesday (May 12th) that promise to be up there with the very best.
Think South Pacific and you probably think Rogers and Hammerstein, but this promises to be a completely different kettle of fish. And birds. And caterpillars. Click the link for details. It's showing on Sundays on BBC2 but wait until 8pm Tuesdays for your full HD eye-pummeling. Here's the preview.
Alice Roberts, formerly of Coast, is the lady in the middle of that smiling trio above and she's fronting a new series The Incredible Human Journey that's starting at 9pm on Tuesdays. Again, Sundays in standard definition on BBC2, so it will pay to be patient if you want to enjoy the full experience.