Primeval: Series 5 and Beyond!

Primeval: Series 5, Episode Six

Primeval, ITV’s attempt at courting the Doctor Who family action audience, returns to the channel on Saturday for a fifth series of dino-hunting! But the episodes will seem familiar to fans, as they were shown on Freeview channel Watch over a year ago and have been on DVD a while too. So, what … [Read more...]

Primeval: Series 5, Episode 4 – Dork Review

Primeval: Alexander Siddig as Philip Burton

For the whole of series four and five (which, to be honest, are a single thirteen-episode run), Primeval has been drawing out a storyline involving the clearly evil scientist Philip Burton and whether he is evil. Well, this week they’re finally ready to talk about it. So will this be long-awaited … [Read more...]

Primeval: Series 5, Episode 2 review

Primeval - Series Five Cast

This week, after a surprisingly reasonable series premiere, Primeval heads underwater for a claustrophobic showdown with both the usual dinosaurs and, surprisingly, the fear and intolerance of humanity as well. A thematic crossover with the most recent episode of Doctor Who? And was it any good? … [Read more...]

Primeval: Series 5, Episode 1 – Dork Review

The dinosaur-chasing saps of Primeval return, having stepped through one of their own anomalies (perhaps) to end up on Watch, rather than their usual ITV. So has their move to the lower end of the freeview spectrum left their budget gutted and the whole show in tatters, or is it business as usual … [Read more...]

Primeval: Series 4, Episode 7 – Dork Review

Primeval: Series Four Cast

The end of Primeval series four! After weeks of build-up, everything comes to a head, in a heart-stopping showdown between our heavily armed heroes and lone psychopath Ethan in a deserted prison! The fate of the universe hangs in the balance, as Matt tries to prevent a vague anomaly-based … [Read more...]

Primeval: Series 4, Episode 6 – Dork Review

Primeval - Ruth Bradley as Emily

The last few weeks of ITV’s Primeval have been disappointing to this first-time viewer. A few promising moments, but the monster-of-the-week plots in particular have been somewhat weak and thrown-together feeling. This week, our heroes go to a wedding, an old face returns, Emily finally does … [Read more...]