Primeval (2007–2011)
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Episode #2.5 

An anomaly in a drainage pipe leads a young girl chasing her dog into a bleak, sandy past landscape filled with burrowing monsters.


Andrew Gunn


Tim Haines (creator), Adrian Hodges (creator) | 2 more credits »




Episode complete credited cast:
Mabel Rogers ... Taylor
Jay Simpson ... Steve
Andrew Lee Potts ... Connor Temple (as Andrew-Lee Potts)
Douglas Henshall ... Nick Cutter
Karl Theobald ... Oliver Leek
James Murray ... Stephen Hart
Juliet Aubrey ... Helen Cutter
Tim Faraday ... The Cleaner
Bill Hurst Bill Hurst ... Mercenary 1
Errol Clarke Errol Clarke ... Mercenary 2
Lucy Brown ... Jenny Lewis
Hannah Spearritt ... Abby Maitland
Ben Miller ... James Lester
Naomi Bentley ... Caroline


Taylor is a young girl whose dog runs off and through an anomaly. She follows and is trapped in the past in a sand-strewn world inhabited by giant scorpions that burrow underground and attack prey through surface vibrations. When part of Leek's army goes through the anomaly they battle the creatures; Nick and Steven soon follow and attempt to bring Taylor back to her own time. Written by Ron Kerrigan <>

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18 October 2008 (USA) See more »

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Ben Miller (James Lester), Hannah Spearritt (Abby Maitland) & James Murray (Stephen Hart) all appeared on episode 2.6, Death in Paradise: A Dash of Sunshine (2013) of Death in Paradise (2011) as DI Richard Poole, Lily Shaw & Ronnie Stuart respectively. See more »


Oliver Leek: Sorry, sir. Terrible loss. Such a brilliant man and, of course, a good friend.
James Lester: Are you out of your mind? Cutter and I loathed each other.
Oliver Leek: Oh, I didn't realize.
James Lester: If there's one thing I despise more than stupidity, it's sentimentality.
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References Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo (1979) See more »

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Saved by the anomaly !
27 July 2009 | by sinceveronaSee all my reviews

While walking in drainage pipe Taylor and her dog fall through anomaly. Having the power to know where anomaly will open, Oliver Leek sends his soldiers through. When they arrive it is night and they are in land that looks like desert. After they noticed Taylor who is standing on some rocks too far from them to hear what she is yelling to them, they are killed by enormous looking scorpions. When Nick and Stephen pass through anomaly it is day and they find the evidence of a fight the night before. In the distance Stephen notices a little girl standing on rocks and signaling to them with her arms in the air. When they start to walk toward her, they are being chased by scorpion looking creature. When they manage to climb the rocks unharmed, Taylor tells them that they were right to listen to her and if those man before them who came did the same they would be alive. James Lester is still at his usual insensitive mood and treats the team with no respect. Maybie that is the reason why his aid Oliver Leek joined forces with Helen Cuter and does her dirty work for her. In the beginning of the episode Jenny comes too dressed for the job, because she got away from her own engagement party. And yet Nick does not appear to be jealous at all, by now he knows that this Jenny is not Claudia. Back in the desert the little girl refused any help from Stephen, since her ankle was twisted. Her behavior, acting tough and like "I know it all" was not cute for me. I had no sympathy for the little girl. In the desert Nick and Stephen faced danger together and frankly the desert scenes were the best ones in this episode. The special effects were amazing.

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