Primeval (2007–2011)

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When strange anomalies in time start to appear all over England, Professor Cutter and his team have to help track down and capture all sorts of dangerous prehistoric creatures from Earth's distant past.

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Series cast summary:
 Connor Temple / ... (36 episodes, 2007-2011)
 Abby Maitland / ... (36 episodes, 2007-2011)
 James Lester (36 episodes, 2007-2011)
 Helen Cutter (25 episodes, 2007-2011)
 Captain Becker (23 episodes, 2009-2011)
 Jenny Lewis / ... (19 episodes, 2007-2011)
 Nick Cutter (16 episodes, 2007-2009)


When strange anomalies in time start to appear all over England, Professor Cutter and his team have to help track down and capture all sorts of dangerous prehistoric creatures from Earth's distant past.

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9 August 2008 (USA)  »

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Nick Cutter et les portes du temps  »

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£6,000,000 (estimated)

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At the end of the last episode in Season one, it is revealed that Nick Cutter's trip back in time to the Permian Period changed the "present", with only he knowing the truth. The character Claudia Brown no longer exists, but has now morphed into Jenny Lewis (also played by Lucy Brown) and there is now the existence of the ARC - the Anomaly Research Centre. The remainder of the seasons play out in this altered time-line. See more »

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At the end of each episode, the logo for Impossible Pictures shows the creature featured in the episode See more »


Referenced in TV Is Dead?: Time for TV (2007) See more »

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19 June 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Prior to watching it I had low expectations. It sounded like an afternoon kids show but I was very wrong.

The concept is well imagined and it seems to be aiming at an older audience. Curiously the first two episodes had a zero body count, then they suddenly seemed to change their mind and the bodies started stacking up.

The largely unknown actors put in pretty good performances. Surprisingly ex "S Club 7" member Hannah Spearritt is a capable actress. The DVD extras reveal she is less capable at throwing rocks though - the one she was meant to throw at a creature hits the cameraman! The CGI effects are excellent for a TV series with a strictly limited budget, almost film standard largely thanks to the previous ground breaking Walking With Dinosaurs, with only the occasional wobble.

However while the overall story is engaging the script writer ought to be fired for the details. Our belief in the characters is disrupted at regular intervals when they do something unbelievably stupid just to keep the story running. For example when being told to run for the trees the character can be clearly seen running along side them, and after armed special forces are driven off by creatures they are content to let unarmed scientists face them alone, not intervening even when hearing they are in trouble on the radio. Every episode has such incidents which require forceful suspension of belief.

The characters also need to be developed more and their strengths played to to justify their continued participation in the project, as some of them are tenuous.

Despite these script failings the series shows a huge amount of promise and I am delighted to hear a second series has been commissioned which I will certainly be watching.

I recommend you give it a try. You may be surprised.

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