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 One:
Stephen Fry is transported 155 million years back in time to the first Golden Age of the dinosaurs, the Jurassic, when they grew into giants. He explores the conifer forests and fern prairies that were their home, to encounter a monstrous plant-eating Diplodocus, and a deadly predator, the Allosaurus. Expert Dr Susie Maidment from London’s Natural History Museum arrives to help decode these dinosaurs’ remarkable behaviour.
Dinosaur With Stephen Fry – New Series Premiere – Thursday, 16 March at 7.30pm on SBS and SBS on Demand (4 Parts)
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