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Byline: Nicola Methven

IT was declared extinct - but Primeval lives to fight another day!

Cash-strapped ITV (1) See interactive TV.

(2) (iTV) The code name for Apple's video media hub (see Apple TV).
1 bosses decided the dinosaur show was as dead as a dodo earlier this year because it was too pricey to keep making.

But new life has been breathed into the sci-fi drama, thanks to a deal with UKTV UKTV United Kindom Television (TV channel)  to share it.

Now series four will premiere on ITV1 in 2011 while series five will be shown first on pay-TV channel Watch (but swiftly repeated on ITV1).

The CGI show - featuring lots of monsters and people caught in time-slips - will again star real-life lovebirds Hannah Spearritt and Andrew Lee Potts, with help from Jason Flemyng.

Show boss Tim Haines, of Impossible Pictures, says: "We'll bring a whole host of new creatures roaring back into people's living rooms."

Dive behind the sofa "Behind the sofa" is a British pop culture phrase, used as a metaphor to describe the actions that a state of fear may drive a person to — i.e., a child hiding behind the sofa to avoid a frightening television programme.  (um, in a year or so, obviously).


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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Sep 30, 2009
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