Professor Nick Cutter (Douglas Henshall) works at the Central Metropolitan University. While walking to his office with his friend and co-worker Stephen Hart (James Murray), he is approached by Connor Temple (Andrew Lee Potts). Connor shows him an article about a dinosaur sighting that was supposedly found and covered up in the Forest of Dean. Eight years ago, Nick’s wife, Helen (Juliet Aubrey) was investigating a phenomenon in the forest and disappeared. Nick agrees to check it out. While they are staying at the Eddington Hotel they are joined in their investigation by Claudia Brown (Lucy Brown) from the British Government’s Home Office.
Meanwhile, Abby Maitland (Hannah Spearritt), an expert in lizards and a keeper at the Wellington Zoo, sees a photo of a boy holding an unusual reptile. She goes to see the boy. The boy is Ben (Jack Montgomery). The reptile is Rex. Abby tells him that the lizard is an unknown species. The boy tells her he found it in the Forest of Dean. In the forest they find dinosaurs. Ben finds an anomaly and is chased by a Gorgonopsid. Eventually Nick and his team find Abby, and Rex. Rex leads them to the anomaly.
“Primeval” was released in 2007-2011. It was a British science fiction television series. A total of 36 episodes were created that spanned over a 5-year period. The first season was comprised of 6 episodes.
The series follows several space/time anomalies all over Britain where prehistoric creatures, as well as some from the future, pass through to current day. Although the creatures pose problems for modern man, the bigger issue for scientists is the unstable temporal rifts that could pose the end of the world.
Episode 1 of season 1 features Coelurosauravus, Gorgonopsid, and Scutosaurus. At one point Connor is researching the Gorgonpsid on his computer. One of the images he looks at is a promotional image from “Walking with Monsters” 2005. Coelurosauravus were small, lizard-like reptiles that could glide. They were from the Permian period and resembled green iguanas. A Gorgonopsid was a large mammal-like reptile. They were strong and powerful with a large head and snout and long sharp canine teeth and incisors. They are related to the Sabre Tooth Tiger.