Oh James Burke! That man and his shows/columns were one of the greatest influences on my academic interests (history of technology) as well as my interdisciplinary view on all of history. I look forward to reading his works to my children as bedtime stories...
I also have recently enjoyed David Starkey's "Monarchy" (Channel 4; on Netflix in the USA; though sadly only the first two series are up).
Others I have enjoyed are the various Adam Hart-Davis's "What the X did for us" series (BBC), and Terry Jones' "Medieval Lives" (BBC).
The main presenting duties were initially done by Nicholas Crane, then Neil Oliver assumed that role, with Crane relagated to co-presenter but I see that Neil and Nick have once again switched off and Nick is once again the main presenter.
Can't wait to read the behind-the-scenes story of their "feud." Not to mention the infinite "fan fiction" possibilities.
Blimey, that NI docu covers Dunluce Castle and the Titanic Centre, both of which have narrations on their vid displays by little me. What a star.
What I really dislike about current NI docus from Auntie Beeb is the constant references to the 'Troubles', as though that makes it all journalistically heavyweight or something. This sort of stuff really isn't uppermost in folks' minds. What that all does for the tourist industry I shudder to think.