Primeval returns 

29 September 2009 tbs.pm/1103

Primeval resurrected on ITV1 with UKTV deal

Well if this is not a sad sight for ITV I don’t know what is. For the good news is that Primeval will return (good if you like Primeval anyway!) in a deal with UKTV which will see the programme air on Watch afterwards, and BBC Worldwide become the largest co-production partner.

However for the fifth series it’s ITV1 which will play second fiddle as they’ll have to watch whilst their flagship sci-fi drama, gets shown on a subscription channel first.

Hard times financially mean creative thinking and new ways of working, but there’s no doubt that this move can only be one that shows how ITV has fallen in recent years.