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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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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Ben Miller (James Lester), Hannah Spearritt (Abby Maitland) & James Murray (Stephen Hart) all appeared on episode 2.6, Death in Paradise: A Dash of Sunshine (2013) of Death in Paradise (2011) as DI Richard Poole, Lily Shaw & Ronnie Stuart respectively. 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 Too Much TV: Episode #1.21 (2016) See more »

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A breath of fresh air!!
25 March 2007 | by rhadeyaSee all my reviews

Well, what can I say about Primeval? How about, that it's a very welcome breath of fresh air after all those godawful "reality" shows that we've had to deal with over recent years?

Great acting from a cast who gels well together, with at least one character you love to hate (and would happily push through an anomaly!) and several you come to care about throughout the series. With exciting CG dinosaurs and cleverly woven plot lines (which carry through each episode), this is an amazing new series that deserves to go on! Some have commented that the acting is poor, yet I think these guys and girls do extremely well, given that they are acting to CG for a large amount of time, and that is an extremely difficult thing to do.

The plot lines are well thought out and well written, throwing everyday people into the path of prehistoric monsters and seeing how they deal with it. A wonderful combination of acting, writing and our own desire to occasionally escape the "real" world makes this a gripping series that you have to tune into each week.

Great show, can't wait for series 2!!!


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9 August 2008 (USA) See more »

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