Friday, 31 December 2010

Happy New Year!

Today is New Years Eve and its hard to believe that this time last year, there seemed to be such a long time until the new series of Primeval, now there is only 1 day! This time last year David Tennant was still the Doctor, I'd never seen Avatar or an episode of Glee, so much has changed in the last year.

Anyway, I have a load of links to interview and new info concerning the new series of Primeval, most of them thanks to Shelly!
Anyways here we are:

Interviews with Ben Miller, Hannah Spearritt and Ciaran McMenamin on SFX can be found here.

Several Interviews on digital spy (some can also be found on youtube), can be found here in the Primeval section of Digital Spy. These include one with Ben Mansfield (love his impression of Ciaran!!), Hannah Spearrit, Alexander Siddig, Andrew Lee Potts and Ben Miller. These confirm that Rex is returning, and that he makes a bit of a mistake (perhaps releasing the Dracorex? I'm guessing Rex is currently living in the ARC). Primeval week has been going on at Digital Spy so there are several articles to read there.

An interview with Andrew Lee Potts for can be found here.

An interview with Adrian Hodges on total scifi online can be found here.

Sunday, 26 December 2010

Happy Christmas Everyone!

Just wishing you all a very merry Christmas for yesterday and the other 11 days left! Less than a week until Primeval now! Unfortunately, I shall be going away tomorrow until Thursday, so if there's any news you'll have to check other sites, unless someone nice posts something on the cbox :D

Hope you all had a really good Christmas Day!

Also, Ben Miller has mentioned in an interview that Hyaenodon, a creature that I remember from Walking With Beasts, which was made by the same people who make Primeval, will be in the next series of Primeval. Thanks to Dalek1099 for the link!

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Webisodes Coverage

Episode 1
Featuring James Lester, Captain Becker, Jess Parker and Matt Anderson

The Episode shows Becker and Lester being interviewed about Danny, Connor and Abby. Lester and Becker both don't know whether they are alive, but Lester is sure that the mission succeeded, as Helen hasn't come back. It is revealed that after several attempts to find them in the future, Sarah was killed, and the ARC's activities were suspended, which Lester explains was a bad idea. A Stegosaurus made its way through an anomaly into the members bar in the house of commons. The episode also shows Jess and Matt being interviewed for the jobs. Jess is glad she doesn't have to work with the dinosaurs, while explaining she got so far in the process because she is the best. Matt, meanwhile, does not seem so shocked about the dinosaurs.

Episode 2
Featuring Captain Becker, Jess Parker, Matt Anderson and Gideon

Jess welcomes Becker to the new ARC, after being on her own for a few weeks studying mission reports. Matt is talking to Gideon about his apparent fake CV, and whether he will get the job at the ARC, but what are they up to? Jess, meanwhile, shows Matt's file to Becker and he seems insecure about how good Matt is. Matt is phoned and told he has the job, he then phones Gideon, who says he has worked hard for it and that he is the perfect man for the job, and that he shouldn't mess it up.

Episode 3
Featuring Captain Becker, Jess Parker, Matt Anderson, Gideon and Philip Burton

Matt is welcomed to the ARC with a video from Philip Burton and then by Jess, who introduces him to Becker. Becker and Matt argue about whether the ARC military should wear black uniforms, but Becker stands firm saying it gives the staff unity and gives them authority in the field. Gideon and Matt have another talk, with Matt talking about Lester, Jess and Becker. Matt tells Gideon he's 'not the man we're looking for', so what are they looking for??

Episode 4
Featuring Captain Becker, Jess Parker, Matt Anderson and James Lester

Becker and Matt have an arguement concerning whether the team should carry lethal or non-lethal weapons, and Matt tries to get Becker to give the new non-lethal weapons a chance. Matt then gives the team a talk on how they are not going to give up on Abby, Connor and Danny, even though they have been pronounced Missing Presumed Dead by the government.

Episode 5
Featuring Captain Becker, Jess Parker, Matt Anderson and Gideon

Jess gives Becker and Matt trackers, which gets data from the anomalies and transmits everything they say to Jess, so she can monitor what's going on. Becker gets slightly upset with Jess, when he thinks something she said implied that people should go through the anomalies, as Becker doesn't think anyone should go through. Becker apologises and tells Jess if there's anything she wants to know, she should ask him. She asks about what Abby, Connor and Danny may have been doing in the past and Becker explains how Sarah had deciphered Helen's diary and found out that she wanted to go to Site 333 and kill the first Humans. Matt tells Gideon that he won't get too close to the team, and Gideon worries that what they're doing may fail, and that they are running out of time. But what are they doing??

So there's the five episodes in full! I already like Jess, and I feel like we're getting to know Becker much better.


Well, I've watched them all now, so feel free to discuss!! They were rather informative weren't they? I like Jess already, not sure about Matt, what is he up to with Gideon? I'm not sure whether he is a goodie or a baddie yet, so what do you lot think? We haven't seen much of Philip Burton yet, or the new ARC. I like Jess's controlly bit ;P
Anyway, 2 Days till Christmas, and 9 days until Primeval!!

Friday, 17 December 2010


Don't squee too loud, but hop over to the Primeval website on ITV because it has a new look and it is epic!!!!!!!!!!! With EEEEK. Jus thought you shuld knoww, will look and see if there's any new info on there ;P

Helen, Nick, Sarah and Jenny appear on the character's page, even though they are no longer in the series, although Jenny will be returning, so does this mean Helen and Nick may be coming back? But they're dead right?
There are only 3 monsters on the Creatures page, Raptors, Dracorex and The Future Predator, and the Raptors and Dracorex are appearing in Series 4, so we can guess that the Future Predator is returning too.

There is also a trailer of the exclusive online webisodes that will be released on the 22nd December.

This is rather hilar...

Just found this article on a website, that I have clicked off and now cannot find:

BABE Hannah Spearritt has to face something scarier than a dinosaur in the new series.

The former S Club 7 singer, 29, is forced to listen to one of her cheesy old pop hits.

Fans will see plenty of frightening new creatures.

The first episode features a monster called a spino-saurus, which has broken through the time-warp anomaly and is causing mayhem on the streets of London. Hannah’s character Abby Maitland and her sidekick Connor Temple (Andrew Lee Potts, 31) have to lure it to Wembley Arena.

In a bid to distract it, bosses blast out the old S Club 7 No 1 hit Don’t Stop Movin’.

A show source said: “It was a tongue-in-cheek joke. Hannah would probably rather forget her career as a teeny pop star.”

TV viewers will also see big changes to the show.

Abby and Connor finally jump through time to the 21st Century. But their team leader Danny Quinn (Jason Flemyng, 44) is still trapped. Their ARC headquarters have also had a makeover.

Who doesn't love a bit of S Club? ;P

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Primeval Webisodes confirmed

As you may have read on the cbox or other websites, there have been stories flitting around about the Primeval Webisodes. Digital Spy has confirmed in this article, the link can be found here. And the borrowed (How can you borrow articles Seb! You stole it! Shh other Seb, they will think I'm mad!) article is here:

ITV has announced that a series of new Primeval webisodes will be released exclusively online.

Consisting of five 5-minute episodes, the series will launch on the ITV Primeval website on December 22.

Set in the period between the third and fourth series, the webisodes will introduce new characters Philip Burton (Alexander Siddig), Matt (Ciaran McMenamin) and Jess (Ruth Kearney), while giving fans their first glimpse at the new ARC facility.

Ben Freeman, senior editor for soaps and drama at, said: "We are delighted to be working with Impossible Pictures to offer fans of the show this new strand of thrilling content that builds on the excitement in the show.”

The show's co-creator Tim Haines added: "We are delighted that will be showing this unique content as it will not only help viewers connect the end of series three with the start of series four, but it will also give our loyal fans 15 minutes of thrilling new visual material that will whet their appetites in advance of the start of the new season of the series."

The new series of Primeval begins on January 1 on ITV1.

Exciting right?? 17 DAYS TO GO!

Ben Miller 'knew' Primeval would return

New from Digital Spy, link here. Article here:

Ben Miller has claimed that he always knew Primeval would return to television.

The actor, who plays James Lester in the sci-fi drama, told SFX that the show's continued popularity meant that a revival was inevitable.

"I have to say I never really believed it was the end of it," he said. "It's got such a following around the world that someone was going to decide to step in and do something with it."

He suggested that the show's original cancellation was primarily caused by financial issues.

"The problems were so much not to do with the show and just to do with the banking crisis," he explained.

Miller also revealed details about the upcoming fourth series, explaining that new character Philip Burton (Alexander Siddig) would be "a thorn in Lester's side".

"It's horrible for Lester because before there was a fairly obvious hierarchy," he admitted. "He reported to a minister and everybody else reported to him, but now he has this slightly shadowy billionaire character to report to."

He continued: "Philip's agenda is very much to do with the anomalies and scientifically exploiting them. He's not really about protecting the public or worrying about what to do with all these creatures."

Saturday, 11 December 2010


It seems Episode 2 will be shown on January the 2nd!! So we get a double bill of primeval!! How exciting!! Got this from the ITV Press Release website thing...:


Sunday, 2 January 2011, 7:00PM - 8:00PM

2 of 7
Production house:
Impossible Pictures
Press contacts:
Tim West
tim.west@itv.comPicture contacts:
Patrick Smith
Primeval home page on

Reunited with an old friend, Connor comes across a deadly Kaprosuchus terrorizing the docks. Working with new ARC leader Matt, they manage to stop the creature, but will Connor’s bravery earn him his place back on the team?

There is another part to this article, which contains the entire plot for the episode, but I decided not to post it because I don't want to be spoiler the entire episode and I'm sure many of you don't want that either.

Andd here's the ITV Press Release

Saturday, 1 January 2011, 7:30PM - 8:30PM

1 of 7
Production house:
Impossible Pictures
Press contacts:
Tim West
tim.west@itv.comPicture contacts:
Patrick Smith
Primeval home page on

Series four picks up approx 12 months after the end of series 3.

One year after the death of Johnson and the disappearance of three key ARC personnel (Danny, Connor and Abby), the government lost faith in Lester’s abilities to run such a dangerous and expensive operation on his own. They placed the ARC in the hands of a public/private partnership, part-owned by the government, and partly by entrepreneurial scientist Philip Burton (think Richard Branson with a microscope). The ARC now operates from the industrial complex which houses Philip’s scientific empire; an estate of buildings with all the hustle and bustle of a thriving scientific community. As with any public/private partnership, there’s tension over who’s really in charge; Lester still runs the day-to-day operation but begrudgingly, he realizes that Philip will want involvement in the operation when it suits him.

Following Connor, Abby and Danny’s departure, the ARC found new recruits to take their place: Matt, new field leader, now handles the incursions. He’s more than just an ex-soldier; he’s a zoologist, with an uncanny ability to understand animals. A private man, Matt carefully guards the secrets of his past - and the real reason he has joined the ARC team. Unconventional Jess now runs operations from the ARC Control Centre – highly efficient and organized, her work ethic is second to none, though she is human enough to nurse an unrequited crush on Captain Becker. Becker reigned from the military when the ARC was destroyed, and has lived with a sense of responsibility for the original team going missing. He now works as Head of Security for the ARC. They come complete with new uniforms, and most importantly to Matt, new taser guns which avoid killing the creatures.

During the year they spent stranded in the Cretaceous, Connor and Abby eeked out an existence by eating roots and grubs and learning when to run fast from the creatures that threaten their lives. It’s an experience that has brought them closer together, in every sense. But their time there has taken its toll…both emotionally and physically. Abby, always the most practical one of the two, has adapted to her new surroundings slightly better than Connor, who was always happier around technological comforts than out in the wild. But neither are prepared for the changes that have happened to the ARC since they left in search of Helen one year ago.

Friday, 10 December 2010

And this from SFX

Stole, ahem, borrowed this from SFX, not much new stuff butt still:

There are some new faces on Primeval when it returns in January, and in the new issue of SFX (out next Wednesday, 15 December) we have a chat to the actors who play them. Here’s a preview of what you can expect from our six-page Primeval feature:

New ARC leader CiarĂ¡n McMenamin on Matt Anderson:

“I’m not allowed to tell you a lot, but he’s here for very specific reasons that will be revealed later in the series. He has a bigger motive but he’s a good guy with a military background and a real specific love of his work. He also keeps himself to himself, lives a very spartan existence – we never hear anything about friends or family, so there’s a lot of mystery around him as to why he’s there, where he’s from and what makes him tick. You don’t really start finding all that out until later on.”

Newcomer Ruth Kearney on computer whiz Jess:

“She’s got two sides to her. On one hand she’s very girly, loves socialising and hearing gossip and all that kind of thing, but when she’s sitting in front of her hub in the ARC, she’s the most efficient person you could ever have in that job. She’s a bit of a whiz kid and highly apt at computer science – she was head hunted for this job, and she was just immediately at home. She has everyone’s back. She’s got an eye and an ear on everything, so I think she’s definitely someone you want on your team. I think she’s very loyal too because she obviously hears every conversation, and has read everyone’s files but would never use that against them. She’s a very important member of the team."

Ruth Kearney talks to Digital Spy

Well, digital spy acually posted a new primeval article today. How exciting. The link is here. And here is the article:

Ruth Kearney has revealed details about her role in the upcoming fourth series of Primeval.

It was announced earlier this year that the actress had joined the cast of the sci-fi drama as computer whiz Jess.

She told SFX: "[Jess] has everyone's back. She's got an eye and an ear for everything, so I think she's definitely someone you want on your team. I think she's very loyal too because she obviously hears every conversation, and has read everyone's files, but would never use that against them."

Kearney also said that there are "two sides" to the new team member.

"One one hand, she's very girly - loves socialising and hearing gossip and all that king of thing,"
she explained. "But when she's sitting in front of her hub in the ARC, she's the most efficient person you could ever have in that job."

She continued: "She’s a bit of a whiz kid and highly apt at computer science. She was headhunted for this job, and she was just immediately at home."

Primeval returns to ITV1 on January 1.

Monday, 6 December 2010

Picturessss :P

Well there are so many pictures flying about at the moment, I thought I'd post some. Some of 'em come from an interesting website, thanks to Shelly, as per usual, and the website can be found here.
Some of the others come from the new Facebook page; Primeval Arcadians, which I propose you like. From there, I found out that Becker's first name is Hilary, yeah ;P

Here are some piccies:

Friday, 3 December 2010

Synopsis'? Synopsi? Synopsee?

Well, Shelly has outdone herself again, while I was off watching Harry Potter 7 for the 3rd time. She found this brilliant website, which not only confirms that the new series of Primeval is to air on 1st January, but it also has a load of new information. I cannot thank Shelly enough! I am about to explode with excitement. Anyway here's some of the new info on there:

Danny, the only outstanding member of the original team, returns in episode 7, where his revelations will have a profound effect on the ARC and its team. He has struggled through life in the Rift Valley and several other eras, and has fought to find a way back after discovering a secret the team needs to know. His return is greeted with shock and happiness, but he soon makes the decision to return to the wilderness of the anomalies, in search of his lost brother.

Episode Synopsis'

Episode One

After a year in the Cretaceous, Abby and Connor finally escape through an anomaly to their own time after finding a lost anomaly device in a raptor's bower, only to be followed through by a giant Spinosaurus, the largest of all known carnivorous dinosaurs. Soon accosted by a brand new ARC team, they manoeuvre the creature into a massive arena, where, dangling from the roof, Connor accidentally drops the device into the Spinosaurus, imploding it from the inside. But being away for so long has left Connor and Abby out of the loop, and they soon find their ARC jobs in jeopardy...

Premieres Saturday, January 1, 9:00pm ET/PT

Episode Two

When Connor looks up old friends Duncan, he doesn't expect to find him obsessed with creature sightings. Warning him of the elusive dock creature, the pair track it down to the docks, only to find evidence of a fresh kill. With Abby and Matt arriving to help, they find the creature after a tense chase through a container yard. Will Connor's quick-thinking and bravery earn him back his place on the team?

Premieres Saturday, January 8, 9:00pm ET/PT

Episode Three

A mysterious group comes through an anomaly in a theatre, unknowingly followed by deadly tree creatures. As they attempt to escape, Matt inadvertently brings one of the group - Emily - back against her will. She promises to help him find the creature, in return for going back through the anomaly. In a frantic chase through the city, they track the creature down, only to discover the anomaly has closed, leaving Emily stranded.


Episode One

Spinosaurus - Spinosaurus is the largest of all known carnivorous dinosaurs, even larger than Tyrannosaurus Rex and Giganotosaurus. The distinctive spines of Spinosaurus, which were long extensions of the vertebrae, grew up to 2m long and were likely to have had skin connecting them, forming a sail-like structure.

Dracorex - Last seen in Season 3 Episode 7, the team rescued the Dracorex after it was injured in a fight with the knight, only for its anomaly to close. It's been living in the ARC menagerie since then. Dracorex, an herbivore, had a skull with spiky horns, bumps, and a long muzzle.

Raptor - Abby and Connor last encountered raptors whilst trying to return to the ARC in Season 3 Episode 10. They haven't managed to escape them during their stay in the Cretaceous. Raptors are known for their carnivorous appetite, long arms and the distinctive sickle-shaped claw on their second toe.

Episode Two

Kaprosuchus - The Kaprosuchus or Boar crocodile is named in reference to its large front teeth, which resemble that of a boar. It possesses three sets of tusk-like teeth that project above and below the skull.

Episode Three

Arboreal Dinosaur / 'Tree Creeper' - There's very little evidence and few descriptions of what arboreal dinosaurs might have looked like, therefore, we've created our own idea of how it might have looked. Its main skill is that it's able to scale trees (and consequently other high-rise structures) whilst remaining ferocious.

Imagine a raptor with a longer, monkey-like tail, forward facing eyes and grasping hands, perfectly suited to creeping and scampering through branches and trees.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Thanks go to Shelly! UPDATE.

Thank you very much for Shelly for sending me these links on the cbox. It's only a load of fab interviews with the Primeval cast concerning series 4! Apparently Conner and Abby have been in the past for a whole year, surviving injury-free. Andrew Lee Pott's interview is here.

Apparently Becker nearly quit the ARC, after the many missions to save the lost ARC team failed. Ben Mansfield's interview can be found here.

Lester will be power sharing with millionaire Philip in Series 4, with a brand new ARC, apparently much bigger than the previous one. Ben Miller's interview can be found here.

Matt, meanwhile, is the mysterious new team leader, who is suspicious around Philip Burton, but why is this? Ciaran McMenamin's interview can be found here.

Jess will be holding everything down at the ARC, tracking what everyone's doing, a new task for a new team member. Ruth Kearney's interview can be found here.

Abby is wary of the new team. Hannah Spearritt's interview can be read here.

Philip Burton is slightly manipulating, and he's invented loads of stuff and become a billionaire. Alexander Siddig's interview can be read here.

Also found on there, thanks again to Shelly, were these minor character profiles, which are rather interesting. I'm not entirely sure if these are 100% accurate, but these characters look really good!

Character: Gideon
Played by: Anton Lesser
An ongoing mystery, we don’t know who Gideon is or what he and Matt are up to, but whatever it is, it’s definitely serious. Gideon is full of concern for Matt, but his real worries are far wider-reaching.

What does he know that we don’t?

Character: Emily Merchant
Played by: Ruth Bradley
A woman out of time, born in the Victorian era but then transported through time via the anomalies. She is strong, resourceful and brave but conditioned by her experiences with the anomalies to be suspicious of human contact, and she can appear standoffish, even fierce at times.

In her own time she felt out of place – too defiant for a Victorian wife, she tried to do what was expected. Married just before she went through the anomaly, she hasn’t seen her husband since. She’s a beautiful woman, but her terrible experiences and the responsibility of leading a nomadic group through the anomalies has made her almost indifferent to notions of romance or relationships.

Only with Matt does she begin to find another, more tender side of her character; these two have a fiery relationship, tempered on both sides by their secrets. Emily is patient, kind, generous and compassionate, determined and strong-willed. Though she belongs to our era far more than she ever did to her own - her strong moral conscience dictates that she must go back to her own time... but will she?

Character: Ethan Dobrowski
Played by: Jonathan Bryne
Ethan has been travelling through anomalies for a long time – sometimes alone, sometimes as part of the group where he met Emily. But unlike, Emily who thrived in her new found family, Ethan found it hard going.

The constant travelling, the fear of the unknown, the creatures they encounter have slowly worn him down. His uncertain journey through the anomalies has turned him into a violent man - Ethan has a temper and a mean streak. But overwhelmed by despair, Ethan has become a man whose anger and grief will drive him to seek revenge. His desperation will not only threaten Emily’s life, but the whole ARC operation