Attenborough & The Giant Dinosaur

Sunday 9 April at 18:00

David Attenborough tells the story of the discovery and reconstruction in Argentina of the world's largest-known dinosaur, a new species of titanosaur. Measuring 37m long - close to four London buses put end to end - and weighing 70 metric tons, it now holds the record as the biggest animal ever to walk the Earth. In 2014, a shepherd spotted the tip of a gigantic fossil bone sticking out of a rock in the Argentinian desert. Palaeontologists soon uncovered a massive 2.4m long (femur) thigh bone. By the end of the dig they had uncovered more than 220 bones. This documentary follows the twists and turns of this forensic investigation.

Attenborough standing infront of Dinosaur skeleton