There's been one mini-series that's stuck out for me in 2006: How Music Works by Howard Goodall.
The man's passionate about music and his exuberance for the subject matter draws you in to what could have been a rather uninteresting documentary. He explains the world of music in both a non-technical and above all non-patronising manor. The four part series explored the seperate components that make up music, and I really don't think the show could have been any better.
Much like Grand Designs, the presenter's skills are married to top notch production values which create an enthralling documentary. Both Howard Goodall and Kevin McCloud are passionate, articulate chaps and although this acts as the underpin for their respective show the editing of each of the programmes sets them apart from much of the dross displayed on our TVs.
Anyone else have a TV highlight for the year?