January 18, 2010

How Earth Made Us

Iain Stewart's Earth: Power of the Planet was one of the early triumphs of BBC HD - glorious pictures, fascinating documentaries. So it will be interesting to see if the picture quality on its follow up, How Earth Made Us (BBC HD, Tuesday 19th January at 10pm), holds up in light of the recent criticisms levelled at the channel.


BikeNutt said...

Thanks for the heads up. Will definitely record this.

Erich said...


I saw your blog entry briefly describing this broadcast as "sensational!".

Did I misunderstand something, or is that your assessment of the picture quality? The reason I ask is that I watched it myself, and didn't think the quality was all that great. Overall I would say it was about average at best, and that the program used an astonishing amount of upscaled SD material.

Nialli said...

I saw up until he went to Crete in HD. Impressed with the opening ten mins and the crystal cave. Incidentally there was a great doc on said cave on Nat Geo HD a while back