Posted: 24/11/2015 at 08:57
There are 3 styles of presenting (on TV or anywhere else for that matter) which I do not like.
The first is the dumbed down / have to repeat everything 5 times in case we forgot what we were told 10 mins ago / use no words of more than 3 syllables style.
The second is the hyper - over enthusiastic - life's a ball - but lacking in substance -style.
The third is the 1950 / 60's hyper-formal, stiff presentation (usually done live in a studio)
Monty's style of presentation doesn't fall into any of those categories and I find him laid back, gently knowledgeable and appropriately keen about his chosen subjects. He is one of the best TV presenters around at the moment and I have never noticed waving arms or any other distractions (other than Nigel of course ).
I think this new programme is very good - although I am also a little concerned about that tree - I suspect Monty might be too - probably not what he would recommend on GW. I would like to see much more of this style of programme rather than more SCD type rubbish (ducks for cover...)