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Impossible wraps Primeval in Dublin

November 1, 2010

After almost eight months of filming in and around Dublin, Impossible Pictures has finally wrapped shooting on the latest series of Primeval. Series four and five were filmed concurrently – 13 hour-long episodes in total – for co-production partners ITV, ProSieben, BBC Worldwide, BBC America and UKTV.  Series four – which comprises seven episodes – will premiere on ITV early in the new year, while UKTV’s Watch will transmit the fifth series (six episodes) in mid-2011.

Commenting on the latest series, Executive Producer Tim Haines says, “The new series is, by far, the best yet and we’re really proud of what we’ve done.  The non-stop action and the cast of monsters and creatures in each episode are going to blow audiences away and the fans are really going to be excited and amazed.”

Continues Haines:  “Primeval is a huge production for a UK show.  Thirteen episodes at over £1million per episode, filmed in HD for the first time means that the production values are higher, bigger and better than ever.”

Commenting on the shoot itself, Producer Tim Bradley says: “We had a wonderful, hugely talented cast and crew who all worked extremely hard to bring the series in on time and on budget.  We are all very proud of what we have achieved here in Dublin and the opportunities offered by this exciting city, and I am sure audiences in the UK and around the world are going to be delighted and enthralled – and a little surprised –  by what they see!”

Primeval 4 & 5 sees the return of regular cast members Ben Miller, Hannah Spearritt, Andrew-Lee Potts, Jason Flemyng, Lucy Brown and Ben Mansfield as well as newcomers Alexander Siddig (Clash of the Titans, 24), Ciarán McMenamin (Last Confessions of Alexander Pearce, Sunday), Ruth Bradley (Love/Hate), Jonathan Byrne (Fair City), Anton Lesser (Little Dorrit) and Ruth Kearney (Shark City).

Previous series of Primeval have been sold through BBC Worldwide to over 45 countries including Australia, New Zealand, Japan, France, Spain, Italy, Russia and South Korea.

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Notes to editors:

Impossible Pictures is a multi award-winning independent production company led by Tim Haines, the creator of Walking with Dinosaurs.

Specialising in drama, factual and children’s shows, Impossible Pictures has built up a reputation for bringing CGI and high end effects to the small screen and delivering spectacular productions to major broadcasters worldwide.

Recent productions include Primeval 3 for ITV, Blitz Street for Channel 4 and Digging for Britain for BBC2.  Production is also underway on their children’s animated series Fleabag Monkeyface under their Impossible Kids banner.

Whatever the subject matter Impossible Pictures’ stamp is an ambitious approach.

The Impossible Pictures group of companies includes Impossible Kids and 360 Production.

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