IN 1999 the BBC’s Walking With Dinosaurs was the biggest thing to hit television since the coronation. Everyone was talking about it, and the Beeb flogged it worldwide — which makes the disappointment of Planet Dinosaur even more telling.
Back in the last millennium just the sight of a computer animated Tyranosaurus Rex was enough to prompt a round of applause from viewers.
But now it just seems a bit ropey. The information is often mind-bogglingly brilliant but it’s hard to concentrate because it all looks a bit, well...shit.