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The Ballad of Big Al

Animated documentary about the life of the prehistoric carnivore Allosaurus. This programme goes back 145 million years to tell the story of Big Al's life - the fast and furious life of a dinosaur.

145 million years ago an adolescent Allosaurus lay down to die in a dried up river bed. In 1991 scientists discovered his perfectly preserved body and nicknamed him Big Al. This is the story of this predatory dinosaur's life - how he grew from a tiny hatchling to the terror of the Jurassic plains, why his body was covered in so many wounds and how he ended up in the river bed.

30 minutes

Last on

Sun 23 Dec 2001 12:00

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