Ben will be playing the role of James Lester in Primeval. It may be noted that Lester will be playing the second fiddle, and this could be a little odd for a person who was always ruling the roost. You can find him sarcastic than you have seen him before. After the destruction of the ARC in the third series, Richard Branson paid some big money for the new facility which was bigger than the previous ARC. Lester was in a tricky situation he felt out of place as he was not in-charge of the situation anymore. He now has to take commands and have to follow them which are new for him. Moreover, Lester is not able to get through with his purchases as Philip is smart and is difficult to manipulate. Lester is now in an awkward position being pushed to second place. He has to listen now to the boss.
Speaking of Lester’s personality, Ben says that Lester is not a field person. His presence is vital for the series, but he is sharing power putting him in an embarrassing position. He is now sharing power, and he is much like Clegg in this context, explains Ben. The fourth series is progressing steadily with new relationships and networks in place. It is more than going says, Ben. Television is all about survival and to get going another series is impertinent.
Ben continues that if you do get a series, then you learn more about what happened earlier and how to better your performance. A series can mean that your show is a success. This series will be a mix of action, drama and comedy. The fourth series will be a classic family mix. There are some scary moments also adds Ben. He adds that some edgy moments scare the kids, and he would not allow his four-year-old son to watch it.