Monday, 29 June 2009

Reminder of contact details

If you need to get in contact with me about anything then use one of these methods of communication.

Feel free to contact me about anything!!



Personal Twitter

Claire Xx

Sunday, 28 June 2009

I haven't posted a blog in ages!

Well I congratulate you in getting almost as much names this week as we got in week one!

But we still can't give up! Even I had my doubts this week but now i know we have to fight the douche-bags at ITV who believe Katie and Peter are more important than saving 3 of the people we have grown to love from a horrific death millions of years in the past!

Let's show those corporate stiffs that we can make a difference!

Spread the word in ANY WAY you possibly can! graffiti the link on busses! I don't care how the word gets out just do it!

May the force be with you!

C x

Friday, 19 June 2009

Realised I hadn't posted a blog today.

And today was a pretty important milestone in our campaign to return Primeval to our screens!

Today we reached 1000 names on the petition!! Thank you so much to EVERYONE who signed it!!

BUT our work is not done yet. We have to be realistic. 1000 signatures isn't going to put a serious dent in ITV's armour. We need to spread the word as fast as we can and to as many people as we can.

Get in contact with your local radio stations, news papers, anything that will advertise the infamous link which should be drummed into your heads!!

If it isn't then here it is...

And also keep pestering itv for information!!

Another fun fact! I started a YouTube for PrimevalARC today!

I think this link will work...

If it doesn't then sorry and I'll get you one later on :)


Claire Xxx

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Targets? What targets?

Well you know that target I set like yesterday?


Over 700 names since Monday. That has made me smile :) < see!

If you read the previous blog then you'll know that 700 names was the minimum amount that I would send off to ITV. Now we have more than that and it's still more than a week until July 1st when I'm going to review our situation again!!

Well done mates, well done. You really deserve more than a crappy blog every couple of days and the occasional picture of Andrew-Lee Potts I post on Twitter!!

This isn't a sign to stop campaigning though!! Keep up the fight and spread the link!!

Thanks :D

Claire Xx

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

I've decided on a target for the thing

The petition needs to have a target doesn't it? I mean we can try to get over that target but I want to set one anyway!

I want to get at least 700 names before I send it to ITV.

At 14.40 on June 17th it looks like we're well on our way to getting 400 names by the end of the day! (We're at 372 now!) So I don't think it'll be long before we reach our MINIMUM target! :D

I think I'll send it to ITV at the end of June because that gives us a lot of time to get as many names as possible!

Thanks to everyone who has already signed it. But please keep spreading the word by ANY means possible! I wouldn't go as far as painting 'SAVE PRIMEVAL' and then a link to the petition on your chest/back/any-other-part-of-body just yet!

Please just tell all your friends, get everyone in your house to sign it, post messages on myspace, facebook, twitter... anything to get the word across!

Here's a link to the petition

Thanks again guys! :)

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Emails from ITV

I e-mailed ITV yesterday and got a useless reply from them. But then I re-did it again today and made some progress... Here's the whole thing for you guys to read :P

[My 1st Email]
From: Claire Maclennan
Sent: 15 June 2009 22:24
To: ITV Viewer Services
Subject: Cancellation of Primeval

I think that cancelling Primeval was a huge mistake on your part.

I have been talking to a lot of fans of the show and many of them are saying that they will stop watching itv as you have cancelled theirfavorite show.

I am included in this group of fans.

I hope that you reconsider Primeval's fate and recommision the show.

Claire Maclennan

[ITV's Reply]

Dear Claire

Thank you for your email.

After three very successful series of Primeval there are no plans at thepresent time for it to return to ITV.
High quality drama remains a keypart of the ITV schedule although our current focus is on post-watershedproductions.

Sorry to disappoint.

Kind Regards,

ITV Viewer Services -kb

[My reply to that load of...]

Will there at least be a final episode (post episode 10 of series 3) to finish off the show well instead of leaving viewers with no knowledge of what has happened or was going to happen to bring the show to a conclusion?

Claire Maclennan

[Their reply...]

Thanks again for your email.

We are sorry we have no information on our database at the moment but due to the popularity of Primeval any further news will be announcedwhen its confirmed.

Take Care

ITV Viewer Services -a/f



I think that I'd be happy enough with that. I mean a whole other season would be great but at least with one last episode things would be finished well!

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Monday, 15 June 2009

Primeval cancelled

It is with a heavy heart that I type this blog. I honestly didn't expect to be writing this almost as soon as I started this blog, or at all for that matter!

Primeval has been cancelled by ITV.

HERE is the link to the BBC news page where there is confirmation of the shows cancellation.

I'm going to try and get it back on our screens! Please can you sign this petition! We need as much names as possible!

If you want to get in contact with me then here's how you can do that.

E-mail -
Twitter -

Or you can leave a comment on this blog.


Saturday, 13 June 2009

New question!

So I have a new question for you! This ones a bit too long for twitter but if you want you can tweet me your answers.
Twitter address for those who don't know is:

Thought I would make it a fun one for you!

Where would YOU like an anomaly to appear?

Why do you want it to appear there?


What do you want to come out of it?

So I'll leave this question open for a while so you have answers :)

Claire x

Friday, 12 June 2009

Private twitters solved! Also THANK YOU!

Yeah, don't leave your twitters! I've decided to just go on my followers and follow all those with the private accounts so you guys don't miss out on the action!

Sorry but I can't follow all the people with public accounts because I'm getting so many tweets already that my twitters full like all the time.

I have been looking for any information on a series 4 of our favorite show but the blog I posted with the interview with Tim Haines is the only thing I've found. You can read this here.

And why am I saying thank you? Well you guys are just being so awesome thats why!
When I was on my travels through the sewers of the internet for any news on a series 4 for you guys I found a link to this blog! I was so shocked and amazed to find that! Thank you so much for already spreading the word about this page! I mean the blogs only been going for like 3 days and the twitter for only 5!

So happy to know that I'm already being linked to as a Primeval news page!

Thanks again!


Thursday, 11 June 2009

Private Twitter Accounts. And poll!!

I've been informed that all my followers who have private twitter accounts can't message me if I'm not following them.
I don't want any of my followers to miss out on the PrimevalARC action so I've figured out a way to get you guys to make ME follow YOU!

Simply leave a comment on this blog post with the web address of your twitter and I will follow it! Simple and real easy!

Hopefully this will solve some problems!

I've made a poll people!! Favorite character! I know I've asked this question on my twitter but this way I can actually see percentages and what not!
The poll is open until July 1st. After this I guess the best character in Primeval will be decided!

Thanks for reading!

Claire x

Interview with Tim Haines about the finale and future of Primeval

Primeval's most eventful series to date came to its climax tonight with a finale that saw Helen meet her maker, Connor and Abby stranded in the past and poor Danny stranded even further in the past. So what next for the gang? Is Cutter definitely dead? And do rumours of a film version and US spinoff have weight? We caught up with Primeval co-creator Tim Haines for a chat about the show's future.
Series three was very busy - more episodes than before and lots of comings and goings. What was your own highlight?
"Oooh! Lots really. I think the airplane scenes with the Giganotosaurus in episode four worked nicely. I think the fungus monster was good, when I was worried at some point it wasn't going to be! The Knight story was charming and made a bit of a difference. Also I found Cutter's demise in episode three very moving. We were very unfortunate to be opposite Doctor Who that night - it was a big blow - but there we are. In the long run the figures returned to what they were before."

As for Cutter being killed off, was that always the plan or was it Dougie's decision?
"There's always been a Cutter-Helen arc that wasn't going to last forever because they were running such an intense relationship. Something had to give! The order in which it happened was just rather dictated by circumstances but it worked very well for the series. Jason [Flemyng] has been great coming in after Dougie left."

A few episodes later we also lost Jennifer/Claudia. Was that always a natural consequence of Cutter being killed?
"I think that was fallout and definitely part of it. Jenny, though, is very deliberately not gone forever, if we don't want it, but she was clearly emotionally attached. It was quite difficult to set a similar relationship up with her and Danny. It depends, she could come back."

With that said, could Cutter also come back?
"Everything is possible but we're very cautious about playing that card, even though I know at the end of series one they came back and changed time. I know this sounds contradictory, but fundamentally Primeval isn't a time travel show. It's a show about creatures popping up now, therefore we avoid all these time conundrums which could completely turn your storylines upside down. So other than the Jenny/Claudia contradiction, we haven't played that at all. As you know, Jim [Murray, aka Stephen] didn't come back in series three. Again, we don't need to close anything off - people could pop up in all sorts of ways - but we're reluctant to be too fast and loose with time."

I had lots of messages from fans, including a lot in Germany, who seemed to be quite angry with Stephen's departure - and again with Cutter's demise. What would you say to those fans?
"It's absolutely essential for this show to communicate that there is real jeopardy for the team. They do go into the most ridiculous scrapes and survive every week, but at some point something's got to give. Otherwise it becomes increasingly cartoonish. I do have enormous sympathy for the fans. We spend a lot of time getting people to like our characters and then when one dies, people can get annoyed about it or feel it's wrong. But at the same time, that's what drama's about."

In the finale we also lost Helen. Is it safe to say now that the Helen/Cutter/Stephen arc has come to an end?
"Yes. And the death of Helen leaves quite a lot of things that we will pick up in the fourth series. Helen disappeared for years and we never explored why, or how, or what she got up to. She left a diary behind and there are also other things she left behind which gives clues to something else that's going on. So although that's the end of the Helen-Cutter-Stephen triangle, it has echoes as we continue forward."

Has the fourth series been officially commissioned yet?
"No, not yet. Obviously we always have ideas about what we want to do but until we get the greenlight, we won't do anything. Adrian [Hodges, co-creator] and I have planned lots of things, but we're all waiting for the decision."

When I spoke to you and Adrian in the early days of Primeval, you said you had a three-year plan for the show. Now we've finished series three, do you have a clear idea of what's happening going forward with series four, five and beyond?
"We do have a plan for the foreseeable future. Moving forward we have two series ahead, with what we're thinking at the moment. Thinking beyond that would just do our heads in, so we don't! You can always lay down new tracks as you go, so that's what we'll seek to do if we're lucky enough to go again and again."

In the last month a movie version of Primeval has been confirmed. How does that fit in with the TV series? Should it be considered a separate project?
"It is somewhat a separate project because as you can imagine, the big studios are a law unto themselves. They will listen to us and of course be very understanding and try to take the essence of the show onto the big screen. In the end they are movie makers and they will make the film they think works. We've yet to see how that pans out."

Will it use the same cast?
"I have no idea. There is no onus on them to have the same cast, and like all these things, those decisions haven't been made yet but when they come to concentrate on it, they will decide what to do."

Finally, there have been reports of a US-based spinoff. Is there any truth to that?
"We're working on that with people in Canada for budgeting reasons. We're working on it. I don't know whether it will happen but it seems to be trundling along."

Is it a remake or is it a spinoff set in the same universe?
"I think our aim is that it lives in the same universe. Think CSI!"

Leave me comments about the finale!

here's a link to the original site.

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Just incase I start getting crazy complaints,

I want to say that seeing as I have only started this blog site today I DO NOT have any spoilers or series information YET other than the fact that the producers know what they will be doing if Primeval is comissioned for a fourth series.

And also Warner Bros have bought film rights for the show for anyone that didn't know that!
(Basically means that if there is a Primeval movie *fingers crossed* then warner bros will be producing it.)

E-mail... So much better! And, the first question!

Discovered that I can just email the stuff I want to post on this blog to a special blogger e-mail! That will make things so much easier as I can do it from my iPod and post more blogs!!

On the PrimevalARC twitter ( I post daily questions to see what you think about the show.
I'll try to post different ones on this site as often as I can so if you don't have twitter then your not left out!

First question!!
Do you think that Cutter will be back? And how do you think they'll bring him back?

First post

Welcome to the PrimevalARC blog!!

For more frequent updates, questions and trivia on Primeval then follow the site on twitter at:

Im going to start the blog with 5 things that I love about primeval.

1. Connor Temple
2. Andrew-Lee Potts
3. Connor and Abby's clothing style
4. The amazing cast
5. The wide variety of pre-historic creatures used in the episodes

There's my top 5! Feel free to tweet me yours!