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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 »

Filming Locations:

Canary Islands, Spain See more »

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GBP6,000,000 (estimated)
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(6 parts)

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Stereo

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Color
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

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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Really good ideas and excellent CGI
23 September 2007 | by unbrokenmetalSee all my reviews

I must confess I just watched this mini-series because I watch any film with monsters in it. I didn't expect anything much, but the 6 episodes of series 1 turned out to be a real surprise which left me wanting a series 2! PRIMEVAL is a flawless combination of comedy elements (with cute dinosaurs) and action elements (with big bad dinosaurs), and it manages successfully to appeal to both kids and mature viewers. The special FX are excellent, and conflicts make the human characters interesting. PRIMEVAL also has a whole bunch of really good ideas: let the creatures appear in the neighborhood, maybe next to your washing machine - not on a distant tropical island! Instead of the typical T-Rex, let's have a little known creature from the Perm age or even a predator from the future (so, they aren't even dinosaurs from the scientific POV). Instead of killing all the creatures, try preserve them and bring them back home to the age they came from, as any change in the past is potentially dangerous. Clever entertainment! Which also shows in the characters, since they are far from stereotypes. Helen Cutter (Juliet Aubrey) for example. On one hand, she saves lives and gives help, but on the other hand she won't speak the truth, is unscrupulous and cannot be trusted. Primeval - haven't seen any better series recently!


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