This new two-part documentary is intriguing for all manner of reasons. First and foremost it introduces us to Chris Terrill - who has one of the coolest CVs ever.
Chris is an adventurer, anthropologist, author and film-maker, all of which puts him top of the list of people we'd like to be sitting next to at a dinner party. Such attributes also make him uniquely qualified to present this programme, in which he takes his trusty camera to some of the most extreme environments on the planet in a bid to find out how - and why - people live in the grip of nature at its most ferocious and hostile.
He begins by joining members of the indigenous Sami community in the remote north of Norway.
Theirs is the oldest surviving culture in Europe, which makes them the perfect study for Chris, as he learns more about their fascinating lives.