Reign of the Dinosaurs

Series 1 - Episode 1

Radio Times
Review by:
Mark Braxton

This dino-doc aims fairly young, with cute or comic storylines and long periods with no narration or scientific input. But behind the flamboyant guesswork and detailed but mannered CGI (animators still find jumping and falling movements a challenge, don’t they?), there’s a healthy premise: that dinosaurs are a total success story, not the failures of received wisdom.

The pin-up stars of this programme are crocodile forerunner saurosuchus, the racoonish probelesodon and meerkat-like eoraptor.

About this programme

1/4. Exploration of the prehistoric era using the latest paleontological research, Hollywood storytelling and dinosaur illustrators and animators.