Primeval

Series 5 - Episode 5

Primeval
Radio Times
Review by:
Mark Braxton

Beetles and mini-saurs creeping about in the dark are all very well, but what kids really want is a dirty great T rex galumphing down the high street, overturning cars and suchlike. And the penultimate Primeval of the series duly obliges.

It’s just one of the crises running the ARC team ragged as anomalies open up all over the world, spilling pre-historic and future creatures into the present day. It’s a going-for-broke episode that’s mad as a flapping pterodactyl, but wins the day with bold visuals and widescreen ambition. Best bit? Ben Miller as the laconic Lester taking issue with a beastie bouncing on his Jag: “Oi! Have you any idea how much that thing cost?”

About this programme

5/6. As the exhausted team members at ARC let Lester in on the secrets of Matt's mission, they are interrupted by news that anomalies are opening everywhere and there are reports of a T-rex loose on the streets. Matt knows he must get to Philip's machine and switch it off before it can create further havoc, but when Philip escapes Connor's custody, the clock is ticking to stop him before it's too late.

Cast and crew

Cast

Matt Anderson
Ciaran McMenamin
Connor Temple
Andrew-Lee Potts
Abby Maitland
Hannah Spearritt
Becker
Ben Mansfield
Jess Parker
Ruth Kearney
Lester
Ben Miller
Philip Burton
Alexander Siddig
April Leonard
Janice Byrne
Emily Merchant
Ruth Bradley

Crew

Producer
Tim Haines
Writer
Tim Haines
Writer
Adrian Hodges
Categories
Drama

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