Explore Dinosaurs With The Family This Weekend On Channel 5
This February, Channel 5 is exploring the magical world of dinosaurs. Dinosaur With Stephen Fry starts this Sunday with Roarsome Dinosaurs for the small ones starting on the 19th of February.
Calling all dinosaur fans! If you are in need of a fix of all things prehistoric, Channel 5 in the UK has your back. Starting this Sunday, they present their audience with two exciting new programs for families and younger viewers. The first is Dinosaur With Stephen Fry. This magical new series is aimed squarely at the older kids and the rest of the family and will run weekly for four episodes starting at 7 pm this Sunday evening. The second is aimed at the younger generation of dinosaur fans with a series of short films named Roarsome Dinosaurs, which starts on Sunday, 19th of February at 9.55 am.
DINOSAUR WITH STEPHEN FRY
Stephen Fry celebrated actor, author, and writer is magically transported back in time to chart the 180-million-year story of the dinosaur. In this landmark tv treat for all ages, we follow Stephen into a hyper-real world where prehistoric beasts roam. As if transported into a life-size video game, Stephen encounters all of the dinosaurs that we know and love.
Using the latest CGI engines that allow interaction within both the digitally created worlds and with the dinosaurs themselves, and cutting-edge virtual studio technology, Stephen immerses himself in these magical landscapes – 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.
Throughout the series, Stephen is joined by top dinosaur experts within these virtual worlds, and uses new scientific experiments to answer some of the greatest mysteries of the dinosaurs! From uncovering the world’s oldest dinosaur fossil to measuring the bite force and speed of a T.rex.
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 arrives to decode these dinosaurs’ remarkable behavior – including the Diplodocus’ acrobatic ability to rear up on its hind legs to feed in the treetops; and the Allosaurus’ terrifying attack strategy, hacking at prey with its axe-like jaw to trigger catastrophic blood loss.
Away from this magical world, experts set out to answer some of the greatest mysteries of this chapter in dino history. A chance discovery in the Natural History Museum reveals the world’s oldest dinosaur fossil; and as an epic battle erupts in front of Stephen in our dino-world, back in the present day we test the Allosaurus bite theory with a huge remote-controlled robotic jaw.
This exciting new series of five short films for Milkshake! travels back in time millions of years to the age of the dinosaurs. Using cutting-edge CGI, each episode focuses on a different well-known dinosaur, spanning the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. The programs take a close-up look at these awe-inspiring creatures and their defining features, from their huge teeth and sharp claws to their remarkable armor and skin, and, in some cases, even colorful feathers. The series also shows how they eat and avoid being eaten. Across the episodes, we meet Tamara the Tyrannosaurus rex, Debbie the Diplodocus, Tommy the Triceratops, Raphael the Raptor, and Al the Allosaurus.
In the first episode of Roarsome Dinosaurs, we meet Tamara the Tyrannosaurus Rex, who lived 68 million years ago. We find out how many teeth she has and how powerful her bite it is. Then we have an encounter with one of the biggest dinosaurs, Debbie the Diplodocus. We find out how much she eats and see her rear up to reach leaves in the treetops. In this episode, we’re introduced to Tommy the Triceratops. He shows us how he can knock a tree down to eat the leaves. And how he uses his horns to scare off other dinos. Next, we meet Raphael the Raptor. He chases after prey with other raptors, and we see how he is covered in feathers like a bird. In this week’s final episode, we meet Al the Allosaurus. He looks a bit like a T.rex, and we see how he can open his jaws really wide to take large bites.
Also look out for Dino themed episodes of Paw Patrol, Peppa Pig and Thomas & Friends Dinos & Discoveries on Milkshake! across the weekends until Sunday 5th March
You can get your dino fix starting this Sunday night on Channel 5 at 7 PM.
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