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Using a unique blend of strong natural history stories and advanced computer graphics, the Walking with Dinosaurs team recreate another extinct world, exploring the rise of mammals to the arrival of modern man. From ferocious carnivores to heavily armoured herbivores; these creatures roam the earth as if they were alive today.

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Using a unique blend of strong natural history stories and advanced computer graphics, the Walking with Dinosaurs team recreate another extinct world, exploring the rise of mammals to the arrival of modern man. From ferocious carnivores to heavily armoured herbivores; these creatures roam the earth as if they were alive today.

    • EPISODE 1

    New Dawn

    For 160 million years the dinosaurs have ruled the world, while mammals have lived in their shadow – small animals clinging to safety in burrows in the ground and nests in the trees above. But the planet and its inhabitants have started to sicken, until the final straw comes – a ten kilometre wide meteor crashes into the Earth wiping out the dinosaurs and almost half of all known animals.

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    For 160 million years the dinosaurs have ruled the world, while mammals have lived in their shadow – small animals clinging to safety in burrows in the ground and nests in the trees above. But the planet and its inhabitants have started to sicken, until the final straw comes – a ten kilometre wide meteor crashes into the Earth wiping out the dinosaurs and almost half of all known animals.

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    • EPISODE 2

    Whale Killer

    The mass extinction event that saw the demise of the dinosaurs and more than 70% of known land animals was almost as devastating in the seas. The oceans were emptied of virtually all large animals and carnivorous creatures, leaving them ripe for exploitation by a new set of predators.

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    The mass extinction event that saw the demise of the dinosaurs and more than 70% of known land animals was almost as devastating in the seas. The oceans were emptied of virtually all large animals and carnivorous creatures, leaving them ripe for exploitation by a new set of predators.

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    • EPISODE 3

    Land of Giants

    For well over 40 million years forests have dominated the world. They have been the cradle of evolution for the mammals, but the world is changing. The forests are opening up and are punctuated by open plains. With the constraints of living in the forest lifted, evolution has produced the largest land mammal that ever lived.

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    For well over 40 million years forests have dominated the world. They have been the cradle of evolution for the mammals, but the world is changing. The forests are opening up and are punctuated by open plains. With the constraints of living in the forest lifted, evolution has produced the largest land mammal that ever lived.

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    Next of Kin

    A group of ape-like Australopithecus sit transfixed and stunned by the death of one of their members. The eldest female has fallen victim to malaria. It is a terrible loss that is all the more tragic for the young orphan she leaves behind.

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    A group of ape-like Australopithecus sit transfixed and stunned by the death of one of their members. The eldest female has fallen victim to malaria. It is a terrible loss that is all the more tragic for the young orphan she leaves behind.

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    • EPISODE 5

    Sabre Tooth

    One million years ago, South America was home to a wealth of exotic oversized creatures found nowhere else on Earth. Roaming the continent were 9 foot terror birds, giant ground sloths and spiky-tailed relatives of the armadillo as big as cars. But the deadliest animal of them all was Smilodon, the largest of all the sabre tooth cats.

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    One million years ago, South America was home to a wealth of exotic oversized creatures found nowhere else on Earth. Roaming the continent were 9 foot terror birds, giant ground sloths and spiky-tailed relatives of the armadillo as big as cars. But the deadliest animal of them all was Smilodon, the largest of all the sabre tooth cats.

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    • EPISODE 6

    Mammoth Journey

    It is 30,000 years ago and Earth is in the middle of an ice age. The landscape is dominated by the mighty mammoths, living side by side with woolly rhinos, giant deer and 2 separate species of human. When the mammoths migrate south for winter they face a treacherous journey as they run the gauntlet of hunters like cave lions and the deadly Neanderthals.

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    It is 30,000 years ago and Earth is in the middle of an ice age. The landscape is dominated by the mighty mammoths, living side by side with woolly rhinos, giant deer and 2 separate species of human. When the mammoths migrate south for winter they face a treacherous journey as they run the gauntlet of hunters like cave lions and the deadly Neanderthals.

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    • 29 Minutes
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