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From the creators of Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes comes this promising drama on BBC One. A team of accomplished archaeologists discover a new artifact in each episode.
Adrian Lester

Adrian Lester

Dr Ben Ergha

Michael Maloney

Michael Maloney

Professor Daniel Mastiff

Hugh Bonneville

Hugh Bonneville

Professor Gregory Parton

Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Viv Davis

Julie Graham

Julie Graham

Professor Gillian Magwilde

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  • Ok, this show isn't as bad as people suggest that it is, honest! A great mix of archaelogy, comedy and modern-day issues

    So, people are all saying what a waste of time and a dissapointment this show is. But i beg to diassagree with them. I found the show funny in places (especially Dolly!), emotional at times (Gillian's mother and her quest), sometimes romantic (ben and gillian), objective, an interesting insight into archaelogy and unusual historical events (joan of arc etc.), strong objections to political issues (Iraq for example) and overall a very balanced show.

    Lots of similarities between this show and Primeval. Both are underrated, both have a rude, annoying boss who doesn't know what he's doing. And both have brilliant teams as the main feature of the show

    Also, I liked the fact that the show borrowed actors from Torchwood and Doctor who! Owen and the real captain Jack from torchwood and Tish from Doctor who!! So to conclude - a fair show, and underrated!!moreless
  • Major disappointment!

    Who in their right mind read through the pages of this show's script and thought it'd be a terrific idea to go ahead and make this into a TV-show?!

    Not just are there horrible inconsistencies and vast leaps of logic that haunts you throughout the duration of the episodes, the blatant falsification of history is also gravely disturbing. It simply isn't BBC standard at all.

    The actors make the best of the awkward script and they're pretty much what stand between this show and the works of infamous director Ed Wood.

    What a disappointment, a honest attempt of making such a painstakingly slow and tedious process as archeology into something that could be even remotely interesting turned into utter failure. This show should really be buried in the massive BBC archive, never to be excavated ever again.moreless
  • Archaeologically incorrect in places, but who cares? A great show that brings Indina Jones styled archaeology to TV.

    As an archaeologist, I was unhappy with the archaeology they did and their methods, but who the heck cares if it was totally archaeologically incorrect for the most part?? It was a good show with a new look at things and has brought a bit of Indina Jones styled archaeology to the small screen. It's nice to see people watching it and actually realising that there is a discipline out that as archaeology, espeically for those who have never heard of or seen Time Team.

    I personally enjoyed the series and I hope that they bring it back for a new season. Although now that Gillian has completed her quest for the legendery Excalibur what other major mythilogical artefact would she next go after? And would she finaly get back together with Ben?

    The BBC have deffinatly got a good fictional TV series, after all archaeology isn't really all about treasure hunting and searching for mythical artefacts and jumping to conclusions. Thanks BBCmoreless
  • i carn't hink of anything good about this garbage, hold on its set in bath a beautiful city everything else story archaeology acting and script terrible

    seies in which archeaologists[and i use this term loosely]make the most fantastic finds .true cross,mummifyed boudicca ,then destroy them.sorry forgot about george washingtons watch.

    dont know what came after this as gave up.

    oh there was an ongoing mystery about a strange magical sword, couldent be excalibur could it.

    anyway according to blogs they find it in the last episode then destroy it.

    originally bbc sold this as ground breaking & inivotive having not seen it

    later on they changed tack and wasjust a bit of fun a version of scooby doo.

    presonally thought scooby doo had better scripts and acting

    its a pity because its a good premisemoreless
  • Can't put my finger on it...

    I've watched the first four episodes and I intend to continue watching, but I'm not sure why.

    The cast is good, occasionally great, the production values are up to the normal Kudos high standards, and the whole premise of archeological investigations is (or can be) fascinating. But...there's something just not right.

    I think if I had to point my finger at any one thing, it's that there doesn't appear to be any real chemistry going on between the actors. Everything feels very dry and uninvolved. I get the impression the actors (Adrian Lester in particular, and being a big fan I hate writing that!) are just marking time, picking up a paycheque here while waiting for something better to come along. I liken this show to Paris Hilton - Looks good, but not a lot there.moreless

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