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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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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 ...  Karen Magwilde 4 episodes, 2008
Vicky Hall Vicky Hall ...  Nurse Strong 3 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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UK

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English

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July 2008 (UK) See more »

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Bonekickers See more »

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(6 parts)

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16:9 HD
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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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Featured in Screenwipe: Review of the Year 2008 (2008) See more »

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Truly Awful, A Real Disappointment.
16 July 2008 | by Jason-346See all my reviews

My love of History and the strong cast convinced me to watch the first episode of Bonekickers. I didn't expect that much, the trailers and cast interviews, seemed to promise an Indiana Jones rip-off, all be it a low budget one. In fact I would have settled for a low rent National Treasure. As it was, even with my meager expectations, it managed to disappoint.

The awful story, terrible dialogue, criminal waste of an excellent cast, and archaeology that anyone who had ever stumbled across an episode of Time Team would find laughable. This was a truly dreadful program.

Having said all that I still had hope the series would improve, I thought maybe I was being a bit harsh on what after all was meant to be a bit of harmless entertainment. So I decided to watch the second episode before writing my review. Somehow they managed to out do themselves, I would never have believed Bonekickers could get any worse, but they managed it, and now I've wasted two evenings watching this dross.


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