The Blue Planet (2001) - *****
If you're trying to complete your David Attenborough experience, and have Life Of Birds, Life Of Mammals, Life In The Undergrowth, Life In Cold Blood etc., this could be titled Life Undersea. Covering everything from fish, to marine mammals, sea birds and molluscs, The Blue Planet is an epic in wildlife film-making. It is a strong contender for my favourite nature series of all time; narrated by David Attenborough, who never fails to live up to expectations, the filming is superb, the portrayal of underwater life is vivid and stunningly beautiful. Highlights include The Deep, an episode dedicated to the abyss of the ocean floor, the incredibly moving segment including a pod of killer whales and a mother humpback and calf, as well a feeding frenzy which remains a defining moment for nature documentaries to aspire to. Utterly brilliant.