Stephen Fry is set to present a new dinosaur documentary series for Channel 5.

The four-part series will explore 165 million years on Earth from the dawn of the dinosaurs to their extinction.

Dinosaur – with Stephen Fry, will be constructed with help from CGI experts and scientists from the Natural History Museum.

The documentary series will be filmed in Dinosaur World which is a specially created set space that will allow dinosaur enthusiast Fry, 64, the freedom to move around an accurate representation of a prehistoric environment.

Barking and Dagenham Post: Stephen Fry. Credit: PAStephen Fry. Credit: PA

What we know about Channel 5's Dinosaur – with Stephen Fry

The series is being produced by the same minds behind the design for the virtual studios for the Tokyo Olympics.

The production studio will use cutting-edge technology, similar to that used in high-end video games so that they can create an accurate dinosaur species to populate the Dinosaur World.

Behind-the-scenes animators will bring the ancient creatures to life while Fry interacts with them.

Channel 5 viewers will be able to immerse themselves in detailed and hyper-realistic representations of the jungles of the Jurassic period and the plains of the Cretaceous period.

Throughout the series, the beloved author and broadcaster will be joined by experts who will bring further insight into the history of the prehistoric world.

Each episode, a new species will be introduced to the world, from a diplodocus herd to raptor packs and, of course, a T-rex.

Engineers in a specially created DinoLab will carry out myth-busting experiments to answer some of the biggest burning dinosaur questions.

Speaking about the upcoming project, Fry said: “Dinosaurs have always been a passion of mine, so I jumped at the opportunity to lend my excitement and curiosity to immerse audiences back in time 250 million years.

“The attention to detail and technology in this series allows us to really delve deep in to some exciting new scientific discoveries about these majestic creatures.

“It is exciting to be working with Mentorn and Dock10 to bring this world to life, and Channel 5 for the very first time, as their factual landmarks are known for cutting through and resonating with new audiences across the UK.”

Dinosaur – with Stephen Fry's launch date is yet to be confirmed but will be broadcast on Channel 5.