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Series cast summary:
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 Frances Tomelty ...  Karen Magwilde 4 episodes, 2008
Vicky Hall Vicky Hall ...  Nurse Strong 3 episodes, 2008


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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Release Date:

July 2008 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Elveszett kincsek kalandorai See more »

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Technical Specs


(6 parts)



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


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 »


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

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Bonekickers, better than you may think
13 August 2008 | by moabdihSee all my reviews

I keep reading bad comments about Bonekickers and I really feel I must write a positive one.

To start with, i think it is important to say that I'm a professional archaeologist, with well over fifteen years experience. I have been lucky enough to work in several countries and on a variety of different periods sites.

First at all , YES! Bonekickers may have gathered some inspiration from Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code, maybe something (not a lot though) from the Indiana Jones series, and most likely a bit from Time Team. But in addition to this,BoneKickers is a mystery series. It just happens that the main characters are not police, journalists or detectives (or a retired lady that write about murderers), BUT a team of archaeologists that get themselves involved in a series of historical (fiction) mysteries…

And when you accept the reality, that is PURE entertainment, then you can enjoy it. At the end of the day, the series is not trying to be Indiana Jones, or Dan Brown's code, but just something different, that plays with uncommon mysteries.

So what if it is not unique, fresh, new, etc etc etc? It's really funny and when they actually show some archaeology, it is actually really well done.

In its own way, it is quite fresh (does anyone remember the last time that we saw a team of archaeologists on TV other than TimeTeam?).

I really hope BBC decides to push for a second series, I know a lot of us will be really happy with it!

Well done this time BBC!!!

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