Primeval is a British science fiction television series created by Adrian Hodges and Tim Haines and produced for ITV 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 2 premiered on BBC Entertainment on Sunday 26 July 2009, at 18h40. New episodes broadcast weekly. There are seven episodes in the second season.
Season 2 Repeats
Mondays: 00h55, 10h10, 16h15
Primeval's evolutionary zoologist Nick Cutter (Douglas Henshall) and his team return for a second season to do battle with more savage dinosaurs and other deadly foes, as unexplained anomalies continue to rip through the fabric of time, causing havoc in the present day.
In the second season: Claudia reappears, looking exactly the same, but with no memory of the past, or Nick. It seems he altered the present when he went back in time, but how?
Also, bizarre creatures from the future materialise. Connor (Andrew Lee Potts) still has a penchant for Abby (Hannah Spearritt), but will they ever get it together?
Meanwhile Helen (Juliet Aubrey) is acting suspiciously, and Stephen (James Murray) doesn't know whom to trust.
One thing everyone's certain of is that there is definitely a traitor in their midst.
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