The first day I have been at home in the United Kingdom since visiting Milan for the first time for New Years Eve has been spectacular. My mama has recorded both Africa the new natural world series and Ripper Street i have had my induction in both programmes today. Firstly Africa is actually mind blowing it showed a giraffe fight and the recently discovered, worlds largest, underground lake. Divers have gone one hundred metres and still have no idea how deep it is, in volume it can encompass four Boeing Seven Four Seven jets back to back. Oh, and on top of that its located below the Kalahari desert and occupied primarily by completely blind catfish that are only found in that underground lake.
The programme is bewitching in its unbelievable content and imagery it makes you want to visit Africa one of the most impressive elements of episode one. Was the imagery of Rhinos socialising at a water hole shot with a brand new night time camera it shows a completely softer side to one of the most endangered animals on the planet. Ripper Street in contrast is a huge jump back onto the streets of Jack the Rippers London and focuses around the police force that works the streets of a violent decadent world. Its characters are extremely believable and the storyline is deep with subplots the separate narratives interweave and instantly grab your attention its a must watch that reinvents the crime drama. A BBC created time traveling wonder that encompasses some very evil forces that need defeating.