Genres: Science Fiction, Fantasy



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Primeval is a British science fiction television series created by Adrian Hodges and Tim Haines and produced by Impossible Pictures which follows a team of five scientists tasked with investigating the appearance of temporal anomalies across Great Britain and containing prehistoric and futuristic creatures which enter the present.

The series originally aired in the UK on ITV from 10 February, 2007 to 6 June, 2009. It was officially cancelled by ITV in June 2009 but a deal was struck between ITV, Watch, Impossible Pictures, German broadcaster Pro7 and BBC Worldwide to produce two new seasons of the show for transmission in 2011.

Primeval premiered in South Africa on DStv's BBC Entertainment channel on Tuesday 14 October 2008, at 20h30. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.

Season 1

When evolutionary zoologist Nick Cutter (Douglas Henshall) discovers prehistoric creatures alive and well in the present-day, the natural world is turned on its head, and humanity faces a threat to its very existence.

Unexplained anomalies are ripping holes in the fabric of time, allowing creatures from the very earliest stages of Earth's development to roam the modern world.

Whether it's a prehistoric predator Gorgonopsid rampaging through a quiet suburban neighborhood or a swarm of super-sized spiders in the subway, Cutter and his team find themselves up against some seriously beastly opponents.

These puzzling creatures all have the same simple fact in common - they don't belong here.

While Cutter and his team struggle to keep the looming disaster under wraps, Cutter also has to deal the fact that his wife, Helen, a fellow scientist who disappeared eight years ago, is not dead as he believed.

In fact, she's been traveling through time.

However, now she's back and she holds the key to the riddle of the anomalies. But is it something she's willing to share? If not, what does she really want? Why did she come back?

Cutter, his research assistant Stephen Hart, zoologist Abby Maitland and student paleontologist Connor Temple race to understand what's happening, while government bureaucrats James Lester and Claudia Brown insist they have to keep the danger secret from the public.

As the past threatens to invade the present and destroy the future, Cutter's crew faces a life-and-death race against time.

Primeval was created by Adrian Hodges (screenwriter of the film Tom & Viv) and Tim Haines (writer/director of Walking with Dinosaurs).


The series is exclusive to BBC Entertainment

Season 1 (6 episodes)

Premiere: 14 October 2008 | Finale: 18 November 2008 | Tuesdays, 20h30

Season 2 (7 episodes)

Premiere: 26 July 2009 | Finale: 6 September 2009 | Sundays, 18h40

Season 3 (10 episodes)

Premiere: 15 November 2010 | Finale: 17 January 2011 | Mondays, 21h20

Season 4 (7 episodes)

Premiere: 7 January 2012 | Finale: 18 February 2012 | Saturdays, 19h30

Season 1 Cast

Abby Maitland

Claudia Brown

Connor Temple

Helen Cutter

Professor Nick Cutter

Sir James Lester

Stephen Hart



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