But Life In A Cottage Garden With Carol Klein is a gem. No hype, no clever clever stuff, little music - and what little there is is delicate and evocative of the winter season. Also, perhaps because she is on her home ground, Carol has toned it down a bit (sometimes on Gardeners' World her enthusiasm came across as just a little forced).
The editing of this programme is beautiful, and the sound editing superb. The crunch of the sharp knife through a snowdrop bulb, the sound of a mountainous heap of clematis hitting the ground from a great height as she flings it from the top of a very tall ladder. The rain. The chuckle in her voice. I felt I was there in the dimly lit shed....
This is the real thing. I watched it twice! Unheard of....and there are five more programmes to come. Hurrah.
BBC 2 Fri evenings.