7 November 2009 2:31 PM, PST | The Geek Files | See recent The Geek Files news »

Fans of ITV's cult sci-fi show Primeval had two shocks this year.

First, the head of the monster-fighting team Professor Nick Cutter, played by Douglas Henshall, was killed off in the third series, and then the popular show was cancelled.

But last month ITV bosses brokered a deal which will see both a fourth and fifth series on our screens in 2011, and Douglas Henshall fans will soon be able to catch the actor in new ITV drama Collision, starting on Monday and running for five consecutive nights.

While Douglas left Primeval to spend more time on stage and making films, he's not surprised that it's had a reprieve.

"I thought that the writing was good enough and the premise was good enough, then if people liked it, it could go pretty much as long as it liked. As long as people had faith in it who were making it, then »

- David Bentley

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