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Primeval 

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When strange anomalies start to appear all over England, Professor Cutter and his team must track down and capture all sorts of dangerous prehistoric creatures from Earth's distant past and near future.
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Series cast summary:
Andrew Lee Potts ...  Connor Temple / ... 36 episodes, 2007-2011
Hannah Spearritt ...  Abby Maitland / ... 36 episodes, 2007-2011
Ben Miller ...  James Lester 36 episodes, 2007-2011
Juliet Aubrey ...  Helen Cutter 25 episodes, 2007-2011
Ben Mansfield ...  Captain Becker 23 episodes, 2009-2011
Lucy Brown ...  Jenny Lewis / ... 19 episodes, 2007-2011
Douglas Henshall ...  Nick Cutter 16 episodes, 2007-2009
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When strange anomalies start to appear all over England, Professor Cutter and his team must track down and capture all sorts of dangerous prehistoric creatures from Earth's distant past and near future.

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UK | France | Germany | Ireland

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English

Release Date:

9 August 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nick Cutter et les portes du temps See more »

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Canary Islands, Spain See more »

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£6,000,000 (estimated)
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(6 parts)

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Stereo

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Color
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The final 13 episodes, combined series 4 and 5, were actually shot at various locations within the Republic of Ireland, mostly around the Dublin-Wicklow area, some with none to major digital set dressing enhancement. Irish viewers, or others familar with some or all of the locations used in the final 2 series, may then consider that ARC secretly re-located to Ireland, although in the story universe, they are still based somewhere in the UK. For example, the city wall map in the office, in series 4 and 5, is actually Dublin City, turned upside down. See more »

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The tranquilizer darts used in several episodes are at least twice the diameter of the pistol they are supposedly fired from. See more »

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Nick Cutter: [Opening, series one] Anomalies are starting to appear; doorways in time to worlds we can barely imagine. The Anomalies are conclusive proof that the past exists, in a fourth dimension as real and solid as those we already know. Our job is to predict and contain them.
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At the end of each episode, the logo for Impossible Pictures shows the creature featured in the episode See more »

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Referenced in Mongrels: Marion and the Force-Field (2011) See more »

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ITV's answer to the Who phenomenon
10 February 2007 | by haresmaggotSee all my reviews

Okay, so the dinosaurs are a little hokey, but I really enjoyed the first episode of Primeval. The fact of the matter, you've got to look at it from the perspective that it's a UK-based fantasy series - so you've got to make sure you've taken a huge dollop of irony with the hole thing. I mean Torchwood is set in Cardiff - and making it look like a dynamic city took some hefty salt pinching on the viewer's behalf. So the Forest of Dean being the site of a portal to the past where dinosaurs can hide is really a walk in the park. So,getting past the dinosaur that moved like a Doberman - and the flying dinosaur that seem to have been taking cute lessons from my cat, the cast were interesting. Only Ben Murray and Hannah Spearitt were actors that I immediately recognised. I kind of knew Douglas Henshall's name. But the stand out actor of the first series was James Murray as Stephen Hardy. The tracker and hunter, with a penchant for playing chicken with huge carnivorous dinosaurs, is a good looking bloke. I reckon that he out-charisma-ed everyone off the screen. Ultimately, I laughed my socks off at the machismo, but that didn't stop me enjoying it.


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