Dinosaurs to Roam on A&E


Pasadena, Calif. -- A&E Network will pay homage to the prehistoric era
with two original programs focusing on dinosaurs.

The network will debut Oct. 6 a remake of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The
Lost World
starring Peter Falk (Columbo) and Bob Hoskins (Who
Framed Roger Rabbit?

Two days later, the network will premiere The Lost Dinosaurs of Egypt,
a documentary that chronicles the discovery of a new species of dinosaurs, vice
president of film, drama and performing-arts programming Delia Fine said
Thursday at the Television Critics Association tour here.

Other A&E new fall-season movie premieres include Armadillo, based
on the suspense novel by William Boyd; Lathe of Heaven, adapted from the
science-fiction novel by Ursula LeGuin, starring James Caan, Lisa Bonet and
Lukas Haas; and Benedict Arnold, based on the American traitor.

Fine also said the network will air several specials this fall, including an
Investigative Reports special on the events leading to the Sept. 11
terrorist attacks; Wage Slaves: Nickel and Dimed in America, a look at
the lives of millions of workers earning minimum wage; It's a Living,
which examines various jobs; and Uncut: The True Story of Hair and Old
, a look at long-lasting relationships, hosted by actress Julia

In other A&E Networks developments, The History Channel will premiere a
new reality series Oct. 14 titled The Ship, in which 40 men and women
relive the historic 18th-century voyage of Captain James Cook aboard
an exact replica of his ship, the Endeavour, network VP of historical
programming Susan Werbe said.

Also scheduled for October is Fire on the Mountain, a movie
documentary surrounding the deadly 1994 Storm King Mountain fire in