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English archaeology professor 'Dolly' Parton's team handles high-profile (notably relic) finds. Often those prove relevant in the present, as such and/or as symbol for a cause. So the team ... See full summary »
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Hugh Bonneville ...  Gregory Parton 6 episodes, 2008
Julie Graham ...  Gillian Magwilde 6 episodes, 2008
Adrian Lester ...  Ben Ergha 6 episodes, 2008
Michael Maloney ...  Daniel Mastiff 6 episodes, 2008
Gugu Mbatha-Raw ...  Viv Davis 6 episodes, 2008
Frances Tomelty ...  Karen Magwilde 4 episodes, 2008
Vicky Hall Vicky Hall ...  Nurse Strong 2 episodes, 2008
Carol Noakes Carol Noakes ...  Press / ... 2 episodes, 2008
Kevin Hudson ...  Soldier 2 episodes, 2008
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English archaeology professor 'Dolly' Parton's team handles high-profile (notably relic) finds. Often those prove relevant in the present, as such and/or as symbol for a cause. So the team runs personal danger, on top of their messy love - and other personal lives. Usually the story of the object is mainly told in an opening gambit and the episode's final. Written by KGF Vissers

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The series was poorly received by critics and viewers. The BBC was prepared to commission a second series, but the writers declined, feeling that they had taken a risk with the show but that it had not paid off. See more »

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Referenced in Hagan Reviews: Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist (2012) See more »

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A Poor Man's Indiana Jones
6 August 2008 | by freemantle_ukSee all my reviews

Bonekickers is a poor man's Indiana Jones, but with less action and a lot less believable (and that's saying something if you seen Kingdom of the Crystal Skulls). The programme is about the fictional University of Bath archaeology department (the department not the university), and somehow this team find amazing discoveries and come across major conspiracies. The problems with the show are numerous. Firstly the programme takes itself too seriously and make out that it is a gripping thriller: it's not. The show is not well written, full of plot holes, bad dialogue and stereotypes. Whilst the West Country does have a rich history involving things from Stonehedge, King Alfred, the Rome Baths and the English Civil War, it is unbelievable that its involved with American conspiracy and having items like the true cross. What surprises me about the show is that Adrian Lester is in it, and he is a very good actor. He has been in Primary Colors, the Day After Tomorrow and Hustle. Some people have criticised the acting in the programme: I personally think that it is okay, nothing special. The show is not the worst one ever made, but there is a lot better around. The only good think about the show is it is made in the West Country which is under-representated in television, but it needed a stronger vehicle.


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