This week I’ve watched the first two parts of The Secret Life of Elephants and have been enthralled. These were grand wildlife programmes which never over dramatised or got to sentimental. Scenes of the elephants, including their joy and sadness, were filmed factually and that, along with the stunning vistas, has made for great viewing. Part 2 is being shown again on BBC1 Sunday at 6.00pm and the last part is on BBC1 next Wednesday at 9.00pm.
Polar Bears and Grizzlies – Bears on top of the World is tomorrow’s Natural World on BBC2 at 8.00pm. This looks like being another hour of grand television being full of intriguing details and glorious photography. It is also a real story about climate change.
Next Wednesday on C4 at 9.00pm is the first of eight shows in a new series of Grand Designs. I’ve always enjoyed watching this programme, which thankfully continues to be presented by the affable Kevin McCloud.
The grandest occasion this week was on Tuesday with the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th president of America. I hope that my American friends, and others, will start to see some positive changes in their lives in the not too distant future.
Have a grand weekend, and if you’re here in the UK then please don’t forget the Big Garden Birdwatch!