He's so enthusiastic, I love watching him. I learned that griffin vultures have such good eyesight that they can see a dead rabbit on the ground from three kilometres away, and the traditional beehives were amazing! This is the only photo I could find of them...the hives are kept in hollowed out logs.
Not seen the TV series you speak of simple because we have no set but I have no doubt whatsoever it is every bit as good as you say it is simply because he is who he is, not to mention his outlook on life. But I can recommend his book namely (My Outdoor Life.) Ray writes in a very laid back style similar to Alan, a very enjoyable book indeed.
Going to buy Brian Blessed latest book next (Absolute Pandemonium) not recommended for whom are sensitive to very plain speaking though, (very blue language and racy) but this is another man I greatly admire for his beliefs, humour, and outlook on life.