The BEST Episodes of Primeval

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 10, 2019

Network: ITV

Anomalies are showing up all over England allowing dinosaurs to move through them and into the present time. The team at the ARC (Anomaly Research Center) must protect the public while struggling to determine the cause of the anomalies and close them for good.

Episode 10

#1 - Episode 10

Season 3 - Episode 10

The team split up to face two threats. Danny, Abby and Connor travel back to the future determined to stop Helen before she can hurt anyone else. Meanwhile Sarah and Becker must head to Christine Johnson’s headquarters where an anomaly has re-opened. In the future, Danny, Abby and Connor find Helen, but she manages to escape through an anomaly. Connor works out a way to follow her and they endure a harrowing journey back through time via several anomalies, encountering future predators, raptors and pterasaurs along the way. At Johnson’s office, Sarah and Becker come under attack by three vicious megopterans. At first they try to fight these dangerous insects, but when Becker loses his weapon in the battle, they have no choice but to run. During Danny, Abby and Connor's prehistoric travels one of them comes face to face with the earliest humans, hominids, in an encounter that will change their life forever.

star 8.15
82 votes
Episode 6

#2 - Episode 6

Season 5 - Episode 6

Connor has disappeared through Philip's anomaly, and Matt thinks that his mission is over, Philip has won. But he can't leave Connor to his fate and jumps through the anomaly only to find himself in a barren desert world, with Connor struggling in the immense heat and deadly sun's rays. It's the world of Matt's nightmares, and they are soon being stalked by mutated Future Predators.

star 8.14
121 votes
Episode 2

#3 - Episode 2

Season 4 - Episode 2

Connor and an old friend track an elusive Kaprosuchus or Boar crocodile to the docks and find evidence of a fresh kill.

star 8.10
101 votes
Episode 6

#4 - Episode 6

Season 2 - Episode 6

A woolly mammoth rampages across the M25 motorway.

star 8.06
93 votes
Directors: Nick Murphy
Writers: Paul Cornell
Episode 7

#5 - Episode 7

Season 2 - Episode 7

The team have to deal with the return of the future predator along with other creatures.

star 8.03
98 votes
Directors: Nick Murphy
Writers: Adrian Hodges
Episode 5

#6 - Episode 5

Season 2 - Episode 5

Giant scorpians are terrorising the team, and they find themselves in serious trouble.

star 7.99
95 votes
Directors: Andrew Gunn
Writers: Ben Court, Caroline Ip
Episode 7

#7 - Episode 7

Season 3 - Episode 7

A Cretaceous-era dinosaur is followed by a medieval knight on horseback when an anomaly opens in the middle of a car breaker's yard. The team have to try and catch the creature and deal with a crazy knight who thinks that he is a new Saint George

star 7.99
75 votes
Episode 6

#8 - Episode 6

Season 1 - Episode 6

Helen returns and claims that a predator from the future is behind a number of disappearances, so Helen and her estranged husband join together on a desperate race through time to prevent further attacks.

star 7.97
117 votes
Directors: Jamie Payne
Writers: Adrian Hodges
Episode 4

#9 - Episode 4

Season 3 - Episode 4

A Giganotosaurus appears at an airport and the teams leadership is put to the test.

star 7.96
90 votes
Episode 2

#10 - Episode 2

Season 5 - Episode 2

When a nuclear submarine encounters an anomaly and Liopleurodon in the sea, the team are called aboard to help. They soon find themselves under attack and get sucked back through an anomaly, with Liopleurodons damaging the outside of the sub. The team must not only capture the panicked Eustreptospondylus aboard, but fix the sub exterior in order to get home.

star 7.94
111 votes
Episode 7

#11 - Episode 7

Season 4 - Episode 7

A pair of anomalies opens in a prison, one to the Pliocene allowing a terrorbird to attack, and Danny Quinn to return. He meets Ethan and realises he is his lost brother. Matt reveals he is from the future and trying to prevent an apocalypse involving the anomalies. Emily returns to the 19th C and both Danny and Ethan to the Pliocene. Connor discovers that the incidence of anomalies is increasing and potentially dangerous.

star 7.92
96 votes
Episode 6

#12 - Episode 6

Season 3 - Episode 6

The team are forced to flee when the ARC is invaded by Christine Johnson and the military. As they hide out in the woods danger soon shows up.

star 7.88
90 votes
Episode 1

#13 - Episode 1

Season 4 - Episode 1

After a year trapped in the Cretaceous period, Abby and Connor finally return to the present, followed by a giant Spinosaurus, the largest known carnivorous dinosaur. The new ARC team responds.

star 7.88
108 votes
Episode 1

#14 - Episode 1

Season 2 - Episode 1

While Cutter tries to make sense of Claudia's disappearance, another anomaly appears. Raptors are running wild through a shopping centre, and the team are called in to sort out the problem.

star 7.88
117 votes
Directors: Jamie Payne
Writers: Adrian Hodges
Episode 2

#15 - Episode 2

Season 3 - Episode 2

Three teenage boys break into the local haunted house. A creature attacks them, and in the aftermath the only survivor is arrested for murder. 14 years later, Cutter discovers that another anomaly will occur in the same building, and the team go to investigate.

star 7.88
92 votes
Episode 5

#16 - Episode 5

Season 1 - Episode 5

A prehistoric winged reptile arrives through an aerial time rift on a golf course. Nick goes to investigate, but he ends up trapped in a house with Claudia. Elsewhere, Connor loses Rex, much to Abby's anger.

star 7.88
114 votes
Directors: Jamie Payne
Writers: Chris Lang
Episode 4

#17 - Episode 4

Season 2 - Episode 4

A group of creatures called the mer slip into the city's canal system after floodwaters pour through an anomaly to the future.

star 7.87
98 votes
Directors: Jamie Payne
Writers: Cameron McAllister
Episode 5

#18 - Episode 5

Season 5 - Episode 5

The exhausted ARC team struggle to cope as more anomalies are opening. As the whole team lets Lester in on the secrets of Matt's mission, they're interrupted by worrying news - anomalies are opening everywhere and there are reports of a huge creature loose on the streets. Matt knows this is something important - the time he's been waiting for is now.

star 7.85
107 votes
Episode 4

#19 - Episode 4

Season 5 - Episode 4

Philip and Connor secretly open an anomaly within the ARC, only to be invaded by a mass of scurrying future-beetles, who force the ARC into lockdown. The team have just moments to save the day before the ARC and the beetle threat is destroyed when Philip threatens to incinerate the building.

star 7.84
110 votes
Episode 6

#20 - Episode 6

Season 4 - Episode 6

An anomaly allows a pack of Hyaenodons to make their home in the wine cellar of a stately home, where Jenny Lewis is getting married. They eat the wedding planner. Connor, Abby and Matt subdue them after battle using medieval weaponry. Meanwhile Becker narrowly escapes a lethal boobytrap set by Ethan; and Gideon is revealed to be Matt's father and from a post-apocalyptic future, then he dies from illness.

star 7.82
94 votes
Directors: Robert Quinn
Episode 4

#21 - Episode 4

Season 4 - Episode 4

Saturday detention is thrown into disarray when a deadly Therocephalian attacks a teacher, allowing the kids to run riot. The team are soon faced with not only tracking down the creatures, but fighting against the antics of a group of terrified students. Finding a Therocephalian nest in the school canteen, Connor enlists the help of the kids to stun the creatures into submission before returning them through the anomaly.

star 7.81
98 votes
Episode 3

#22 - Episode 3

Season 2 - Episode 3

Nick Cutter and the rest of the ARC have to stop Sabre tooth tigers that are on the loose and are killing people at will.

star 7.81
103 votes
Directors: Jamie Payne
Writers: Richard Kurti, Bev Doyle
Episode 3

#23 - Episode 3

Season 3 - Episode 3

An anomaly opens in a London hospital, causing several Diictodon to come through which cause havoc in the building. Cutter, Abby, Connor and Becker arrive to investigate as does journalist Mick Harper, who wants evidence of the creatures.

star 7.80
96 votes
Episode 9

#24 - Episode 9

Season 3 - Episode 9

This week the team face a huge rhinoceros-like creature and have to deal with a mysterious woman from the future named Eve (who should be very familiar to players of Primeval Evolved ). A herd of embolotherium have come through an anomaly at an off-road motor course, causing one man to have the worst stag night ever. The team arrive but these seven tonne rhinoceros-type beasts from the Eocene do not budge easily. To make matters worse Abby realises someone is trapped in a tent and for some reason one of the embolotherium seems intent of trampling it. Abby and Sarah try to rescue the trapped civilian whilst Connor tries to lure these lumbering creatures back into the anomaly through which they came without causing a stampede or being crushed in the process. Danny finally arrives, with the enigmatic Eve in tow, but is he too late to stop a stampede?

star 7.79
76 votes
Episode 8

#25 - Episode 8

Season 3 - Episode 8

After an anomaly opens a large insect-like creature breaks through. The team are pushed to their limits to make sure it returns home. Abby's brother ends up driving through the anomaly when he tries to find out what her job is and team try to rescue him.

star 7.78
81 votes