Sir David Attenborough reverses extinction, just for one day

25 November 2013

Sir David Attenborough to resurrect prehistoric creatures in 90-minute 3D TV programme about the Museum and its specimens.

In a ground-breaking TV film, Museum scientists and Sir David Attenborough have collaborated with the team behind the film Gravity to create a 3D adventure to be broadcast on New Year's Day. 

As the doors of the Museum are locked for the night, Sir David stays behind and encounters dinosaurs, ice-age beasts and giant reptiles, brought back from extinction with CGI. 

Prehistory revisited

Spectacular visual effects, combined with Sir David's knowledge and Museum expertise, recreate a time in prehistory when these remarkable animals roamed the planet.

Sir David, who has been coming to the Museum since childhood, said, 'In this film we have the technology to bring back to life some of the most romantic and extraordinary extinct creatures that can be conceived.

'Some are relatively recent animals like the dodo, others older like the dinosaurs, and some we only know through fossil evidence.  

'Using our current scientific knowledge, this film brings these creatures alive allowing me to look at some of the biggest questions surrounding them.   

'I hope that it will make people think about these extinct creatures differently and bring the Museum to life in a new and exciting way.'

David Attenborough's Natural History Museum Alive 3D will be shown on Sky 3D and in 2D on Sky 1 HD on New Year's Day.