Every time I see Springwatch and Autumnwatch air on the BBC I ask myself the same question. Why not here?
Irish wildlife is every bit as engaging, dynamic and exciting as the wildlife they get across the water, and excellent natural history programmes like Wild Trials, The Eagle's Return, Wild Journeys and Living the Wild Life demonstrate that we have the skills and talent to produce world class natural history television.
There's also an appetite out there now to get closer to nature -- and programmes like Springwatch tap into that so well, bringing wildlife to a much broader audience -- which can only be a good thing.
My Irish Independent wildlife column last weekend asked why we don't have more home grown Irish wildlife television.
I think the production skills are there, I certainly believe the audience is there. What's missing is a bit of vision and commitment from TV decision makers.
What do you think?