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Attenborough and the Sea Dragon

Following David Attenborough as he attempts to animate the life of the ichthyosaur whose 200-million-year-old fossil remains were found on Britain's Jurassic coast.

A remarkable 200-million-year-old fossil - the bones of an ichthyosaur, a giant sea dragon - has been discovered on the Jurassic coast of Britain. David Attenborough joins the hunt to bring this ancient creature's story to life. Using state-of-the-art imaging technology and CGI, the team reconstruct the skeleton and create the most detailed animation of an ichthyosaur ever made. Along the way, the team stumble into a 200-million-year-old murder mystery - and only painstaking forensic investigation can unravel the story of this extraordinary creature's fate.

1 hour

Last on

Thu 18 Jan 2018 03:05

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter David Attenborough
Executive Producer Michael Gunton
Producer Sally Thomson

Broadcasts

Bringing the past to life in technicolour

Bringing the past to life in technicolour

By Fiann Smithwick, scientific consultant for Attenborough and the Sea Dragon

Big jaws, big bite?

Big jaws, big bite?

By Benjamin Moon, scientific consultant for Attenborough and the Sea Dragon