Primeval (2007–2011)
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Evolutionary zoologist Professor Nick Cutter has still not come to terms with the disappearance of his wife Helen eight years ago. She is on his mind when he goes to the Forest of Dean with... See full summary »



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Episode complete credited cast:
... Helen Cutter
... Nick Cutter
... Stephen Hart
... Connor Temple (as Andrew-Lee Potts)
... Abby Maitland
John Voce ... Tim Parker
Mike Goodenough ... Dave Greene
Gail Kemp ... Mary Trent
Jack Montgomery ... Ben Trent
... Claudia Brown
... Capt. Tom Ryan
... James Lester
Jane Cameron ... Teacher


Evolutionary zoologist Professor Nick Cutter has still not come to terms with the disappearance of his wife Helen eight years ago. She is on his mind when he goes to the Forest of Dean with his friends Stephen Hart (an expert tracker) and Connor Temple (an archaeology student and avid conspiracy theorist) to investigate some reports of a large animal at large there. After finding some damage done by something large with claws they retire to a local hotel bar where Cutting is approached in a matter sure to get his immediate attention by Claudia Brown, a young employee of the Home Office, and the four set off back into the forest to try to find whatever made those claw marks and did that damage. Coincidentally, peroxide blonde Abby Maitland, a zoo keeper devoted to reptiles (especially lizards, iguanas, and chameleons), hears that day from her boss that, despite her dedication to her work, she'll soon be out of a job because of budget cuts. Meanwhile she takes on a visit to a local ... Written by IPH

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9 August 2008 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


Gorgonopsid and Scutosaurus are not actual dinosaurs. They lived during the Permian era while dinosaurs only appeared during the Triassic era. They are mammal-like reptiles and are the ancestors of mammals. See more »


During the first scene in Nick's office, he picks up a pile of papers from his desk and dumps them straight down into a trash basket. The top of the pile initially has only white paper. As it's dropped into the trash, Connor's dissertation with the pink plastic report cover suddenly appears on the top of the pile. See more »


James Lester: At least the immediate crisis is over.
Nick Cutter: Some... force out there ripped the boundaries of space and time to shreds. Maybe it's happened before, in which case every single thing we thought we knew about the universe is wrong. Or, this is the first time, in which case what changed? What happens next? Believe me: it's very, very far from over.
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »


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9 August 2008 | by See all my reviews

I am NOT a dinosaur fan, but my husband is. I planned to go to bed after Dr Who was over tonight, but the commercials for this kept getting more interesting, so I thought, "Well, I'll watch the beginning and get a glimpse..." Next thing I know the hour is over and I'm looking moderately forward to the next show.

I did not want a lesson in dinosaurs, which is what a I thought I would get, or an hour long Jurassic Park impersonation. I got neither. I got an interesting introduction to different people who gelled somewhat into a team by the end of the episode, sort of without my noticing it happening.

I am cautiously optimistic. Being very disappointed that there will be so little new Dr Who and Torchwood this year, and the Sarah Jane Adventures just make me itch, the only thing I was really looking forward to watching regularly on BBC America was Top Gear. Primeval however, has caught my interest - I'll give them a tentative 7 and see what happens next week.

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