Dinosaur with Stephen Fry on SBS – Stephen Fry, celebrated actor, author and dinosaur enthusiast, travels back in time to chart the 180-million-year story of these remarkable creatures.
Using the latest CGI and virtual studio technology, he immerses himself in their magical world – exploring the forests, plains and river valleys where the dinosaurs once trod, to come face to face with the most iconic of these pre-historic beasts, from the immense Diplodocus and the terrifying T-Rex, to the deadly Allosaurus, the highly intelligent Raptors, and the three-horned, tank-like Triceratops.
Along the way Stephen is joined by dinosaur experts who act as guides to these lost worlds – able to decode their hunting strategies, courtship dances and parenting strategies. Visits to key dinosaur discovery sites, museums and scientific labs also answer some of the greatest mysteries of the dinosaursfrom uncovering the world’s oldest dinosaur fossil, to measuring the bite force and speed of a T-Rex.
Series One, Episode Two: When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth
Stephen Fry finds himself in the Early Cretaceous period, 125 million years ago. As the continents shift, dinosaurs flourish in different habitats and climates. This leads to an amazing diversity of creatures, including the iconic raptors. In this episode, Stephen explores a sandy river valley and comes face to face with the terrifying Utahraptor, the larger cousin of the Velociraptor, whose turkey-sized scale was massively exaggerated in Spielberg’s Jurassic Park.
Dinosaur With Stephen Fry – New Episode – Thursday, 23 March at 7.30pm on SBS and SBS on Demand (4 Parts)
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