Faithful to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's much-filmed source novel, this rousing mini-series is action-packed but more contemplative than earlier, purely escapist versions of the tale. In 1911, eccentric Professor George Challenger (Bob Hoskins) addresses the British Scientific Society on the subject of a secret world of dinosaurs near the Amazon. No-one believes him, and even Challenger's former colleague, Professor Leo Summerlee (James Fox), dismisses his claim as hogwash. But a newspaper is willing to back Challenger's expedition, provided that he reports back any prehistoric discoveries to an adventure-starved readership. Accompanied by the skeptical Summerlee, great ...