BBC Two, 8.30pm
1.9 million, 7.9% Audience Share
From The Times - 11/01/2007
The ex-Goodie has become a bit of a national treasure, beloved of home naturalists and armchair twitchers throughout the land. Now he returns to North America, which he last toured on satirical shows with the likes of John Cleese, Willy Rushton and Tim Brooke-Taylor. This six-part series kicks off in New York, where red-tailed kites have nested on fashionable Fifth Avenue and the urban foxes of his native Hampstead are replaced by racoons. Later shows include: swimming with manatees in Florida; whale-watching and beaver bothering in Maine; close encounters with killer whales and grizzlies in Vancouver; and coyotes and road-runners in Arizona.