This is how I view it- it is what it is a look at French Gardens from a visitors point of view -not an instructional video on how to grow-I doubt anyone visits Kew or Wisley looking for advice just to admire- that is what this programme is- a travelogue on French Gardens.
There is a book coming out in April
As for presenters this has been discussed here and elsewhere-I understand why a dislike is taken to some -not keen on Carole Klein-too gushy (sorry sacrilege broken) Alys Fowler too prissy-doesn't worry me much that a tool is thrown on the floor- we have all done that
I think with TB an experiment was made to make gardening the in-thing with a new audience it was not a complete failure after all-but you live with the presenter we have-MD will move on at some point
Beechgrove is more of a practical programme so with that and GW they will compliment not rival each other.